Campbell Law places third overall on July 2017 N.C. Bar Exam

RALEIGH – Campbell Law School offered the third best overall showing in the state, and its best institutional performance since 2014, on the July 2017 North Carolina Bar Exam. Recording an 81.34 percent overall mark, 109 of the 134 overall test takers successfully navigated their way through the exam.

With regard to first time testers, Campbell Law graduates passed at an 83.33 percent clip, with 100 out of 120 graduates succeeding. Nine of the 14 repeat testers passed.

“We are as pleased as can be for our 109 new colleagues that are licensed to practice law within this state,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “We are also proud of the fact that we’ve improved upon our scores from the prior year, an initiative that has been my top priority over these past 12 months.

“With respect to our graduates that were ultimately unsuccessful in their attempt, they know full well that they have the complete resources of my administrative staff and this entire law school community in turning things around. We have already begun to reach out to those individuals and will do absolutely everything we can to get them over this final hurdle.”

In all, 73.80 percent of first time testers from the seven North Carolina law schools passed the examination, a 6.98 percent increase from a year ago. Of all applicants who sat for the exam, 61.75 percent passed.