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Wayne Law graduates secure first-time passage rate of 91 percent on July 2010 Michigan bar exam (Updated 12-22-10: 93 percent passage rate after appeals)

October 20, 2010

DETROIT (Oct. 20, 2010) – Official passage rates for first-time takers of the July 2010 Michigan bar exam have been released, and Wayne State University Law School graduates once again passed at a rate significantly higher than the statewide average. Wayne Law first-time takers secured a 91 percent passing rate, 9 percent higher than the statewide average of 82 percent for first-time takers. Updated 12-22-10: First-time July 2010 Michigan Bar Exam takers secure 93% passage rate after appeals.

“Wayne Law aims to prepare its graduates for the real world by providing them with the tools and resources needed to pass the bar examination and enter into the legal community,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. “Our continued high passage rates on the Michigan bar exam illustrate the strength and determination of our student body, as well as the commitment and expertise of our faculty. I congratulate our recent alumni on a job well done.”

Ninety-five out of 104 Wayne Law graduates passed the July 2010 bar examination on the first try.

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