Georgia State University College of Law is ranked No. 25, tied with Cornell University, for bar passage rates in the Internet Legal Research Group’s 2017 Raw Data Law School Rankings Report.
The bar passage rates reflect those among first-time test takers for the summer 2014 and winter 2015 administrations of bar examinations nationwide. Georgia State Law’s passage rate for that time period was 91.6 percent, well ahead of the Georgia’s overall rate of 80.2 percent. The University of Wisconsin-Madison topped the list with 100 percent pass rate. Emory University was ranked No. 45 with a pass rate of 88.4 percent, while the University of Georgia was No. 19 with 92.8 percent passing.
“We are proud that Georgia State Law is among the top schools in the nation for bar passage,” said Wendy F. Hensel, dean and professor of law. “We continue to identify new and innovative ways to support our graduates on this critical professional test.”
The data was compiled from a variety of public sources, including data released by the law schools and from the bar examiner offices in each jurisdiction. The Internet Legal Research Group (ILRG) operates PublicLegal, a categorized index legal forms and documents and select web sites.