ATLANTA—Georgia State University College of Law graduates overcame unique challenges caused by the pandemic to achieve the college’s highest bar passage rate in the past five years.
The College of Law’s rate was 89.6 percent for first-time test takers and 87.2 percent overall. This puts the College of Law well ahead the overall state average of 73.8 percent and 2nd highest bar passage rate in Georgia.
The exam is normally scheduled for July but was pushed to October and moved online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leslie Wolf, interim dean of the College of Law, attributes the college’s performance to the strong academic preparation and the hard-work each graduate put in, despite unprecedented circumstances.
“The October 2020 bar examination was like no other in terms of timing, format, and the multiple stressors from world events,” Wolf said. “Yet our graduates stayed focused and achieved our highest pass rate in five years. We couldn’t be prouder of their achievements.”
Georgia State Law also recently ranked in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report, earning #2 for Health Law and #10 as a Part-Time Law School. View all rankings and recognitions.