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.
Bar graph showing bar passage in Oregon among first-time test takers