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First-Time Bar Passage Rate is Highest in Hamline's History


An impressive 93.38 Percent of Hamline Graduates Passed test in July

The Minnesota First-Time Bar Passage rate for Hamline students is 93.38 percent, the highest rate since the law school began. The results are from the most recent Minnesota bar examination, which was administered in July 2007. The official Minnesota pass rate, which includes all Minnesotans who took the test in July, was 91.16 percent overall.

"This achievement is an appropriate recognition of Hamline University School of Law as an exceptional place to pursue legal education," said Hamline University President Linda Hanson. "We are proud of our law graduates and anticipate the impressive contributions they will make to the legal community in Minnesota and beyond."

Hamline University School of Law Dean Jon Garon said, "This is a tremendous achievement of our students and a reflection of the important, systemic efforts of our faculty, staff, academic support and the entire Hamline community to help make our students successful in this effort."