Western State, the oldest law school in Orange County, California, is pleased to announce that 77% percent of its graduates taking the State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners exam for July 2011 have passed, placing tenth among the twenty California law schools who were ABA-approved in July.
“We are pleased that for the second year in a row our graduates who took the bar exam for the first time exceeded the statewide average for California’s ABA-approved law schools,” says William Adams, Dean of the College. “Our graduates have demonstrated the value of the education they’ve received at the college.”
In all, 69% of the first-time exam takers and 76% of the first-time exam takers from California ABA accredited law schools passed. The three-day General Bar Examination is administered twice a year, in February and July. The exam consists of three sections: a multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), six essay questions and two performance tests that are designed to assess an applicant's ability to apply general legal knowledge to practical tasks.
If the Western State graduates who passed the July 2011 California exam satisfy other requirements for admission, they will become members of the State Bar.
About Western State
Western State (www.wsulaw.edu) was founded in 1966 and is the oldest law school in Orange County with more than 11,000 alumni. Located in the heart of Southern California, Western State College of Law offers both full- and part-time programs, taught by a dedicated and highly motivated faculty who serve as scholars and mentors both inside and outside of the classroom. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org). Western State College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association (321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 988-5000). See wsuprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.