CUNY Law Posts 81% Bar Pass Rate on New York Bar Exam

CUNY School of Law recently announced an 81.2 percent pass rate by its graduates taking the New York State bar exam for the first time in July 2015.

CUNY Law’s pass rate rose solidly from the previous year’s 77 percent rate. The Law School’s passage rate places it seventh among the state’s 15 law schools, and above the state’s 79 percent pass rate average for first-time exam takers from New York law schools.

“We are delighted that CUNY Law graduates have performed so well,” said CUNY Law Dean Michelle J. Anderson. “We have strongly enhanced our bar support program, which is now one of the strongest programs in the nation.”

The Law School’s bar support program includes mentoring and enhanced teaching of the core skills and doctrine tested on the exam.

Chancellor James B. Milliken praised the law school’s progress.

“This impressive achievement by CUNY Law’s talented students reflects many years of work by Dean Anderson, an extraordinary faculty, and talented students,” the Chancellor noted.  “CUNY Law is a uniquely important institution, arguably the leading public interest law school in the country. We are justifiably proud of its steady progress and look forward to its continued success.”

CUNY Law has produced thousands of accomplished graduates who serve throughout New York, and around the country, as public interest attorneys, judges, elected officials, government administrators, social justice advocates, and practicing legal professionals.