School of Law grads lead in state bar passage rate for seventh straight year

Friday, December 18, 2020

“Congratulations to our 2020 graduates on their incredible success in Georgia and around the country, during a year that required them to show incredible grit and resilience,” UGA School of Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said. “Their success on the bar exam represents a key test of our school’s vision to be the nation’s best return on investment in legal education. Thanks to the faculty and staff, especially Tony Waller and other members of the bar preparation working group for supporting our students during their preparations; thanks too to the School of Law’s generous contributors who provided over $120,000 in support toward our bar prep stipend program over the past two years. That authentic support for our students distinguishes our community and will continue to be there for them.”

University of Georgia School of Law graduates who sat for the 2020 October Georgia bar exam posted a 96.4% pass rate, the highest rate among first-time takers from Georgia law schools and resulting in UGA leading the state for the seventh straight year for the summer/post-graduation exam.