Whittier Law School Grads Achieve Second-Highest Bar Passage Rate in Almost 20 Years

Nearly 77% of first-time test takers pass February 2014 Bar Exam


The results of the February 2014 State Bar of California were released. Whittier Law School, the most diverse law school in California, recorded the second highest passage rate in nearly 20 years of the school’s history.

Taking the February 2014 General Bar Exam for the first time, 76.47% of Whittier Law School graduates passed. The overall passage rate for first-time takers of the February 2014 exam is 69% for California ABA-accredited schools, which Whittier Law School bested by more than seven points.

Whittier Law Schools first-time pass rate was higher than many other California law schools including UCLA, UC Hastings, Loyola, Southwestern, USD, USF, Cal Western, Chapman Law, Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Santa Clara, Thomas Jefferson, and Golden Gate.

The California State Bar Exam is administered twice a year, and is generally regarded as among the toughest bar exams in the country.

“Our students worked exceptionally hard and we’re very proud of their success,” said Tina Schindler, Director of Bar Preparation. “In fact, those students who fully participated in the Whittier Law Bar Prep program passed at a rate of 85%, so I feel very good about the program we offer to our students.”

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