Pepperdine Achieves High Marks

Pepperdine School of Law Campus

On the July 2010 California Bar Exam

The official results of the July 2010 California Bar Exam have been released, and Pepperdine University School of Law ranked fourth in the state of California with only Stanford, Berkeley, and USC having higher passage rates. Pepperdine had 88.3 percent of first-time test takers pass the exam.

Just behind Pepperdine were Loyola with 84 percent and UCLA with 83 percent. The overall passage rate for all takers (first-time and repeat takers) from all schools for the exam was 54.8 percent. The passage rate among first-time takers from ABA-accredited California schools was 75 percent.

Pepperdine has regularly ranked among the top law schools in California on the bar exam, and this year marks another achievement. In its history, the law school has never earned a pass rate that was more percentage points above the passage rate for first-time takers from ABA-accredited California schools (more than 13 percent) than in July 2010.

Tim Perrin, vice dean of the School of Law, called the school “extraordinarily pleased” with the results. “We are extremely proud of our students who worked so hard for the success they enjoyed on the California Bar Exam, the most difficult such exam in the country,” he said.

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