Willamette Surpasses Peers on Oregon State Bar Exam Once Again

For the seventh consecutive year, the graduates of Willamette University College of Law have outperformed their peers on the Oregon State Bar examination. Eighty-eight percent of Willamette graduates who took the July 2009 exam for the first time passed. The graduates of all other law schools passed at a rate of 75.1 percent.

This difference of 12.9 percentage points is the second largest in the last 30 years. The highest was in 2004 (84.9 percent vs. 71.8 percent).

In the last seven years, Willamette graduates have outperformed the graduates of other law schools by an average of 6.8 percentage points.