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UC Law Leads State Bar Results
For Ninth Year In A Row

Date: Nov. 2, 2001
By: Carey Hoffman
Phone: (513) 556-1825
Archive: General News

For the ninth year in a row, University of Cincinnati College of Law graduates posted the best percentages among all of Ohio's nine law schools on the Ohio Bar Exam. The results from the state's primary test for the year, given July 24-26, were released today by the Ohio Supreme Court.

UC's graduates posted a 91 percent pass rate among the school's first-time test takers, comparable to last July's 93 percent pass rate among UC grads. UC's overall pass rate was 90 percent. Both marks were significantly above the statewide averages of 83 percent for first-time test takers and 76.2 percent overall.

UC's raw numbers included 80 of 88 first-time applicants passing the bar. Results from first-time test takers are considered the standard for measuring performance on the exam.

"We are proud that our students continue to set the standard against which all other Ohio schools are measured," said College of Law Dean Joseph Tomain of the results.

The UC College of Law has been a member of U.S. News & World Report's top tier of law schools every year since 1995. The school's strength is reflected in a number of positive statistics:

  • Admissions: Since 1992, with the exception of one year in which UC tied Ohio State, the UC College of Law has led all nine Ohio law schools in admission statistics. Regionally, the college is comparable to other top-tier competitors, such as Illinois, Minnesota and Indiana. The college's most recent incoming class had the highest number of applicants and the highest median LSAT test score at the school in the last five years.

  • Minority enrollment: The UC College of Law has been the leader in Ohio law schools and among the very best in the nation in this category. In 2000, the college ranked 11th nationally in minority enrollment. No public law school nationally had more minority students and higher admissions statistics.

  • Female enrollment: The UC College of Law has 56 percent female enrollment in its most recent incoming class. The school ranks in the top 10 nationally in percentage of women enrolled, according to the Princeton Review.

  • Placement: The UC College of Law has consistently above national average placement rates over the last decade, with an average in the mid-90th percentile each year.

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