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Law School Achieves Historic Bar Passage Rate

| October 20, 2010

First-time Virginia Bar exam takers from Regent University's School of Law achieved the highest Bar pass rate in the school's history for the July 2010 exam, according to results released on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

The pass rate of 85.7 percent is above the state average and third among all Virginia law schools.

"I am deeply proud of our students," said Jeffrey Brauch, dean of the School of Law. "Whether winning national championships or passing the bar at historic rates, they display excellence in everything they do. I am also thankful for our outstanding faculty. This achievement reflects their tireless commitment to train our students with depth and rigor."

Results from the July exam were released by the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners on its website and include the following pass percentages for first-time testers from each school: College of William and Mary: 92.6 percent; University of Virginia: 90.6 percent; Regent University: 85.7 percent; George Mason University: 85.3 percent; University of Richmond: 83.5 percent; Liberty University: 73.7 percent; Washington and Lee University: 72.7 percent; and Appalachian School of Law: 65.4 percent.

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