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School of Law leads other Georgia schools in bar exam passage rate

The UGA School of Law saw a higher percentage of its graduates pass the July 2015 administration of the state bar exam than any other law school in the state. UGA led both public and private law schools with regard to first-time takers and overall exam takers.

The passage rate for first-time test takers from Georgia Law was 87 percent, 9.2 percentage points higher than the state average of 77.8 percent for ABA-approved law schools. For all Georgia Law graduates who took the July 2015 exam, 85.4 percent passed. The bar exam is required to receive a license for practicing law. It is administered twice annually by the Supreme Court of Georgia Office of Bar Admissions.