Raleigh, NC, September 04, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Campbell Law School has announced that over the course of the past 25 years, 90.89 percent of Campbell Law graduates have passed the July North Carolina Bar Exam on their first try. This remarkable statistic, which is the highest among the seven law schools in the state, comes on the heels of a second-place showing by the institution’s graduates on the July 2014 examination, in which 85.61 percent (119 of 139) of Campbell Law’s first-time test-takers passed.
Campbell Law is the only law school in the state of North Carolina to place in the top two for first-time test takers on the July bar exam in each of the past four years. This year, Campbell Law and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were the only two law schools in N.C. to crack 80 percent or better overall.
In all, 74.97 percent of total first-time test takers from North Carolina law schools passed the examination, a 3.43 percent increase from July 2013. Of all applicants that sat for the bar exam, including out-of-state and repeat candidates, 62.27 percent passed, a 1.05 percent decrease from a year ago.
“We are very excited that we may now refer to our recent graduates as our colleagues,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “This is a tremendous achievement and a special moment in the lives of each of our graduates, and we couldn’t be more proud to have 119 new Campbell lawyers practicing in good faith across our state.”
“Campbell Law graduates continue to perform well on the state bar exam because it’s ingrained in our institutional culture,” said Campbell Law Director of Academic Support and Bar Success Sha Hinds-Glick. “When combined with our rigorous curriculum and the commitment of our faculty and staff, it’s no surprise that our graduates consistently excel year in and year out.”
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Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,500 alumni, including more than 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit http://law.campbell.edu.