College of Law Achieves 89.5 Percent Pass Rate on New York Bar Exam to Rank #4 in State
The 105 College of Law graduates who took the New York State Bar Exam for the first time in July, 2016 achieved an 89.5 percent pass rate, an increase of more than six percentage points from last year and well above the statewide median pass rate of 83 percent. The College of Law’s solid performance improved its rank to fourth among New York’s 15 ABA-accredited law schools, behind only Columbia, New York University and Cornell.
“We are proud of our graduates’ strong performance on the 2016 New York State Bar Exam,” says Dean Craig M. Boise. “The continued upward trajectory in the College of Law’s New York bar pass rate is a credit to their hard work, our exceptional faculty and fully supportive staff, and a well-conceived curriculum that prepares our graduates for bar exam and professional success.”
Boise continues, “While these results are positive, our faculty and staff will continue to evaluate our bar preparation methods and seek ways to further support our students on this critical test. Student-focused engagement is our top priority and we remain committed to the success of our students from orientation through the bar exam and their careers as legal professionals.”