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High Success Rate on Ohio Bar Exam for Law Graduates

Nov 4, 2008
Students who graduated from the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law in May 2008 had a 93.3 percent passage rate on the Ohio bar examination administered this past July. This follows the 100 percent success rate of ONU graduates who sat for the bar examination for the first time in February.

Last year, graduates of the College of Law recorded the highest percentage of first-time applicants passing the July 2007 bar, with 96 percent of first-time takers passing the exam.

Of the 1,206 applications who sat for the July 2008 Ohio Bar Examination, 1,016 applicants, or 84.3 percent, received passing scores. For the 1,093 first-time applicants, 88.8 percent received passing scores.

David C. Crago, dean and professor of law at Ohio Northern, celebrated the continued success of recent graduates. "This accomplishment reflects the hard work of the entire college, but, most of all, the efforts of these students."

The new attorneys will be sworn in during a special public session of the Supreme Court on Monday, Nov. 17, at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus.
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