Willamette Graduates Top Washington State Bar Exam

Willamette law graduates surpassed the graduates of all other law schools in Washington and Oregon on the most recent Washington State Bar exam. Among first-time takers of the 2009 summer exam, 92.3 percent of Willamette graduates passed. The overall passage rate for first-time takers was 79.1 percent -- a difference of 13.2 percentage points.

"Once again, Willamette graduates have surpassed their peers on the bar exam," said College of Law Dean Symeon C. Symeonides. "In both Oregon and Washington, our graduates have proven that their legal knowledge and skills are second to none. We are extremely proud of their great achievements."