Willamette Leads the State in Bar Passage

Willamette University College of Law graduates continue to surpass their peers in Oregon State Bar examination passage. Eighty-six percent of WUCL’s May 2007 graduates who took the summer exam passed. The state-wide passage rate among first-time takers was 80 percent.

This marks the fifth consecutive year that Willamette students have exceeded the state average. Willamette’s average passage rate for the last five-year period is 4.4 points higher than the state average for the same period — 81.8 percent versus 77.4 percent.

The school’s 2007 bar exam results are also the highest passage rate since 1995 and the second highest since 1980.