RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School graduates led all seven North Carolina law schools in first-time and overall bar passage on the February 2013 state bar exam. First-time test takers from Campbell Law scored a 90 percent bar passage rate, while repeaters passed at a 62.50 percent clip.
The state bar passage average for first-time takers was 63.81 percent, with a state-wide average of 44.52 percent repeaters passing.
“Our law school community is immensely proud of our graduates, and we congratulate them on successfully navigating their way through the state bar exam,” said Campbell Law Interim Dean Keith Faulkner. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with them as many begin to make professional advancements as a result of this tremendous achievement.”
Although Campbell Law does not offer a for-credit bar prep course for its students, Sha Hinds-Glick, Campbell Law’s Director of Academic Support & Bar Success, leads an optional and thorough bar exam essay prep course to current students and alumni. Of the Campbell Law graduates that participated in the optional program, 100 percent of first-time test takers passed the bar exam while 75 percent of repeat takers succeeded.
“This score is a testament to the work ethic of our students, as well as our culture, curriculum, and the commitment of our students, faculty, and staff,” said Hinds-Glick. “This is a great accomplishment for both Campbell Law and the entire Campbell University community.”
The February bar exam results continue Campbell Law’s 26-year run of owning the best overall record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam of any law school in the state. That streak was solidified last July 2012 when Campbell Law led the state with a 94.53 bar passage rate.
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Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,400 alumni, including more than 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 26 years, Campbell Law’s overall record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit http://law.campbell.edu.
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