FULLERTON, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Western State University College of Law, the oldest law school in Orange County, California, is pleased to announce that 83% percent of its graduates taking the State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners exam for July 2010 have passed. The results place the college's graduates sixth amongst the twenty California ABA-approved law schools, tied with those of the University of California -- Los Angeles.
"We are extraordinarily proud of our standings and the success of our students in the July 2010 Bar Exam," says William Adams, Dean of the College. "Our graduates have exceeded the state average for Bar pass results and demonstrated the value of the education they've received at the college."
In all, 68% of the first-time exam takers and 75% of the first-time exam takers from California ABA accredited law schools passed. The three-day General Bar Examination is given 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 University College of Law graduates who passed the July 2010 California exam satisfy other requirements for admission, they will become members of the State Bar.
About Western State University College of Law
Western State University College of Law (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 University 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.
SOURCE Western State University College of Law