Wayne Law is No. 1 for overall Michigan bar pass rate

Ninety percent of Wayne State University Law School graduates overall passed the July administration of the Michigan bar exam – the highest of any Law School in the state and eclipsing the statewide average of 70%.

The Law School is also No. 2 in the state for first-time pass rate, with 93% of graduates passing the exam on their first attempt. The overall bar pass rate includes both first-time and repeat test-takers. Wayne Law alumni made up nearly 18% of examinees.

“Our graduates displayed great resilience and flexibility while adapting to the announcement of a remote exam and handling the mental and logistical challenges of preparing for a high-stakes test amidst a global pandemic,” said Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Meghan Short.

The Michigan bar exam is typically a two-day, in-person test with both multiple-choice and essay questions. Due to the ongoing pandemic, it was announced in March 2020 that the July exam would be a one-day, remote exam with essay questions only.

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Contact: Kaylee Place
Email: kaylee.place@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-4629

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