College of Law Bar Exam Results Continue to Be Strong
University of Cincinnati College of Law Bar Exam Results Continue to Be Strong
The bar results for University of Cincinnati College of Law students who took the July 2011 Ohio Bar Exam are in and the College of Law, once again, made a strong showing. UC Law ranked first in the state for overall test takers with a passage rate of 92 percent. This can be compared to an overall passage rate for all takers of 81.6 percent.
In addition, the passage rate for the College of Law’s first-time test takers was 94 percent, up from 91 percent last year; placing UC’s law students first among Ohio law schools for first-time test takers, sharing the spot with the Ohio State University. The passage rate for all first-time takers in Ohio was 86.1 percent.
Applicants who successfully passed the examination and satisfied the Ohio Supreme Court’s character and fitness screening were sworn in on Monday, November 7 at 10:30 a.m. during a special session of the Supreme Court at the historic Ohio Theatre in Columbus, OH. The session was streamed live via the Supreme Court and Ohio Channel websites at www.supremecourt.ohio.gov and www.ohiochannel.org. It is available statewide on the Ohio Channel’s local public broadcasting stations.
The Ohio bar exam lasts two and a half days and is comprised of 12 essay questions, two Performance Tests, and a day-long multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination. The bar exam is administered by the Supreme Court, which regulates the practice of law in Ohio, including the admission of new attorneys, the biennial registration of current attorneys, attorney discipline in cases of misconduct, and the administration of continuing legal education.
Photo: 2011 graduate Sarah Leibel