Cleveland-Marshall Achieves 93 Percent Bar Passage Rate

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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University achieved a 93 percent bar passage rate for first time takers of the July 2013 Ohio Bar Exam, giving the school the second highest first-time passage rate among the State’s nine law schools, and the strongest performance for the school in over twenty years.

"Our bar results represent a tremendous accomplishment that would not have been possible without the unflagging efforts of our Director of Bar Exam Preparation, MaryJane McGinty, and Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment, Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, along with the members of our Bar Passage Committee," said Cleveland-Marshall Dean Craig M. Boise. "The committee continued to keep us focused on the need to prepare our students for this important test." 

In addition, the July 2013 bar takers were the first class to benefit from a partnership between Cleveland-Marshall and BarBri, a provider of bar preparation courses, that allowed the school to provide students the BarBri bar prep course at a greatly reduced price.

"Most of all, however, it is our graduates who deserve credit for making the individual commitment of time and hard work necessary to adequately prepare themselves for the exam," said Boise.

 

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