Washburn Law Grads Exceed State Pass Rate on Bar Exam

Washburn University School of Law has announced that for first-time takers, its graduates led the state in bar passage rate on the February 2013 Kansas bar exam. First-time test takers from Washburn Law enjoyed a 96.4 percent bar passage rate. The state bar passage average for first-time takers was 92 percent. Of the 29 Washburn Law graduates who took the exam for the first time, 28 of them passed.

At Washburn Law, preparation for the bar exam is a process that begins during the first week of classes and continues through passage of the exam. All graduates have the opportunity to participate in Washburn Law’s free Bar Pass Program, which includes workshops, a bar exam website, and individual counseling. Additionally, a course for third-year students, Mastering Legal Analysis, focuses on problem recognition and analysis, and enhances critical reading, thinking, and writing skills to maximize student performance on the bar exam.

"We continue to encourage our graduates to take advantage of all of Washburn's bar pass services," said Dean Thomas J. Romig. "We are committed to giving students the opportunities they need to successfully pass the bar exam. Those students who participate in our program have a much higher rate of success on the bar exam."