10.20.2010

Law School Achieves Historic Bar Passage Rate

First-time Virginia Bar exam takers from Regent University's School of Law achieved the highest Bar pass rate in the school's history for the July 2010 exam, according to results released on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

The pass rate of 85.7 percent is well above the state average and third among all Virginia law schools.

"I am deeply proud of our students,” said Jeffrey Brauch, Dean of Regent University School of Law. “Whether winning national championships or passing the bar at historic rates, they display excellence in everything they do. I am also thankful for our outstanding faculty. This achievement reflects their tireless commitment to train our students with depth and rigor. Above all, praise God for His blessing!"

Results from the July exam were released by the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners on its website and include the following pass percentages for first-time testers from each school:

Appalachian School of Law: 65.4%
College of William and Mary: 92.6%
George Mason University: 85.3%
Liberty University: 73.7%
Regent University: 85.7%
University of Richmond: 83.5%
University of Virginia: 90.6%
Washington and Lee University: 72.7%