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February 19, 2014
Campbell Law earns high marks from The National Jurist for bar passage, employment

RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law School scored an “A” in bar passage and an “A-“ in employment in new rankings recently released by The National Jurist. With the rankings Campbell Law stands as one of just 22 institutions nationally to receive a grade of “A-“ or better in both the bar passage and employment categories.

“We are proud of our accomplishments in bar passage and employment,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “These findings are a testament to the resolve of our graduates, as well as the hard work of our faculty and staff.”

Over the past 23 years, 92 percent of Campbell Law graduates have passed the North Carolina bar exam on their first try. Campbell Law graduates have also fared well in finding legal jobs, ranking in the top 17 percent of all 203 American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools for full-time, long-term legal employment per ABA data from the graduating classes of 2011 and 2012.

Campbell Law joins a prestigious group of law schools that received “A” grades in both bar passage and employment. These schools, including Campbell Law, are listed below.

Institution Bar Pass Grade Employment Grade
Boston College A- A-
Campbell Law School A A-
Columbia Law School A A+
Duke University A A+
Florida State University A- A-
George Mason University A- A-
George Washington University A A-
Georgia State University A- A-
Harvard University A A+
Louisiana State University A A
New York University A A
Stanford University A A+
University of Alabama A- A
University of Arizona A A-
University of California-Berkley A A
University of Michigan A- A
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill A A-
University of Pennsylvania A A+
University of Texas A- A-
University of Virginia A A
Vanderbilt University A A-
Yale University A A

Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School 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 3,500 alumni, including more than 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit



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