MSU College of Law News

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 08, 2008

CONTACT: KATIE GALLAGHER
517/432-6848, galla145@law.msu.edu

MSU LAW WELL SURPASSES STATE AVERAGE OF BAR EXAM PASSAGE RATE

Class of ‘07 First-Time Test-Takers Passed at a 93 Percent Rate

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State University College of Law recently announced the passage rate of Spring 2007 graduates who took the Michigan Bar examination for the first time in July. Reported results show 93 percent of MSU Law Spring ’07 graduates passed the Michigan Bar examination, well over the state’s 89 percent average.

“The Law College is pleased with the Michigan Bar exam results, which demonstrate the excellence of our graduates,” Senior Associate Dean Cynthia Lee Starnes said. “MSU Law prepares its students in and outside the classroom to enter the career of law and we commend our 2007 graduates who have become a part of the distinguished legal community.”

Results from across the country are yet to be reported, but MSU Law ‘07 graduates who took the Michigan Bar exam are now licensed to practice law in Michigan. They will be practicing in many specialty areas such as intellectual property, corporate law, trial practice, alternative dispute resolution, international law, public interest law, and health law.

MSU College of Law was in founded in 1891 and is a private institution of higher learning devoted exclusively to professional education in law. The Law College is one of only a few private law schools to be affiliated with a research university, enabling it to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program. Classes offered in its state-of-the-art facilities provide students the benefits of a Big Ten campus while maintaining the small school culture. The Law College is one of the oldest continuously operating independent law colleges in the nation. For more information about the Law College, visit www.law.msu.edu.

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