UGA School of Law grads record highest state bar passage rate for fifth consecutive year


UGA School of Law grads record highest state bar passage rate for fifth consecutive year

Monday, October 29, 2018

Athens, Ga. –The University of Georgia School of Law is proud to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, its graduates had the highest bar examination passage rate for first-time takers in the state of Georgia for the July sitting.

“We make a promise to all students who choose to attend our law school that we will provide a world-class educational experience that prepares them for successful careers,” said School of Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge. “For five years now, our graduates have had the highest bar passage rate in our state for first-time test takers, which sends a strong signal that we are indeed delivering on that promise.”

This achievement comes only weeks after the law school was recognized as the best value in legal education in the United States. The ranking by National Jurist relies upon outcome-driven factors such as average indebtedness, bar passage and employment.

“Now that these graduates have passed the bar, they will be starting their careers,” Rutledge said. “By reducing the average debt load, we allow them to choose those careers based on their passions rather than their finances, giving them a wider range of options for the future. We want to commend these young lawyers not only for passing the bar, but for the hard work and commitment they demonstrated throughout their legal education.”


Contact: Heidi Murphy, 706-583-5487, hmurphy@uga.edu

This release is online at https://news.uga.edu/uga-school-of-law-grads-record-highest-state-bar-passage-rate-for-fifth-consecutive-year/

UGA School of Law Established in 1859, the School of Law is consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top law schools. The school is proud of its longstanding commitment to preparing the next generation of legal leaders and ensuring a strong return on investment for its three degrees – the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law. The school’s accomplished faculty includes nationally and internationally renowned scholars, and its more than 10,000 living graduates are leading figures in law, business and public service throughout the world. Connecting students to these thought leaders and opportunities to serve state and society is central to the school’s mission. For more information, see www.law.uga.edu.