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Friday, October 30, 2009

Ohio Bar Exam Results

Congratulations to the University of Cincinnati College of Law's Class of 2009, who earned a 91.0% pass rate on the July 2009 Ohio Bar Exam, compared to an 87.8% state-wide average for first-time test-takers.  Here are the results by school for first-time test-takers, along with each school's U.S. News ranking:

  1. Ohio State:  93.8% (#35)
  2. Akron:  92.1% (Tier 3)
  3. Cincinnati:  91.0% (#52)
  4. Toledo:  89.4% (Tier 3)
  5. Capital:  89.0% (Tier 4)
  6. Cleveland State:  85.6% (Tier 3)
  7. Case Western:  84.3% (#55)
  8. Northern Kentucky:  84.1% (Tier 4)
  9. Dayton:  79.5% (Tier 4)
  10. Ohio Northern:  78.4% (Tier 3)

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Evidently the "tiers" don't have much to do with how much students learn do they?

Posted by: Michael A. Livingston | Oct 30, 2009 7:24:25 AM

Or, more likely, the bar exam doesn't measure anything relevant to the quality of the lawyers a school produces.

Posted by: Anon | Oct 30, 2009 8:43:08 AM

I think that's true, but doesn't really contradict my previous point. I was fascinated to see that, when the Princeton Review asked law students questions like "how much do you see your professors" and "what do you learn from them," students at Yale and Harvard replied "never" or "not much" or words to that effect. I went to Yale and teach at Rutgers and--while I don't doubt the former has many advantages--I have little if any doubt our students learn more.

Posted by: mike livingston | Oct 30, 2009 12:51:37 PM