Mason Law Graduates Achieve Highest Virginia Bar Pass Rate

Mason Law alumni who sat for the July 2007 Virginia Bar Exam continued the school's tradition of passing by a greater percentage than the state average, posting July results that were far and away the best ever for the School of Law's graduates. Nearly 120 Mason Law graduates took the July exam, and the result was the highest pass rate of any Virginia law school.

Among all who took the exam, Mason Law graduates scored nearly 17 percentage points higher than the state average passage rate, with an overall passage rate of 88.8 percent versus a state overall passage rate of 71.9 percent.

Those alumni who took the the bar exam for the first time scored higher than the state average passage rate for first-time takers by 15 percentage points. Mason Law alumni taking the exam for the first time passed at a rate of 93.2 percent versus the state's first-time average passage rate of 78.2 percent.