Mason Law Grads Post Top July Bar Results in Commonwealth

George Mason University School of Law graduates taking the Virginia Bar Exam for the first time in July 2013 posted a bar passage rate of 93.37 percent, the highest rate for first-time test takers of any law school in the Commonwealth for the exam administration.

According to the Virginia State Bar, results for Mason Law graduates were tops in the field of eight law schools located in Virginia. The University of Virginia School of Law followed in second place with a bar passage rate of 93 percent. Coming in third was William & Mary Law School with a passage rate of 88.3 percent.

Washington & Lee University School of Law and the University of Richmond Law School joined the top three in surpassing the state average pass rate for first-time takers of 79.54 percent with scores of 83.33 percent and 82.08 percent, respectively.

Regent University School of Law, Liberty University School of Law, and Appalachian School of Law finished out the field in that order with scores of 71.23, 63.69, and 59.09 percent.

Mason Law graduates fared even better in New York, where the law school's second-highest number of graduates took the bar exam, with an unbeatable 100% passage rate. The "Out of State ABA Schools – First Time Takers" rate for New York was 84%, while the "All First-Time Takers" rate for New York was 78%.