Georgia State University College of Law's Class of 2013 fared well on the state bar exam in July, yielding a passage rate of 94.7 percent for first-time takers, well ahead of the 88.8 percent statewide average.
Overall, the college fared well with a 94.1 percent rate among all applicants, compared with the 86.2 percent statewide.
The college will honor the class and other alumni with a Swearing-In Ceremony and Breakfast at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Alumni will be sworn in with the Georgia State Bar and Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia. Learn more about the ceremony.
"Once again, our students have demonstrated their high level of intelligence, hard work and dedication to the task by doing so well on the bar exam," says Roy Sobelson, associate dean for academic affairs. "These qualities translate well to the work world, and the legal community clearly recognizes that."
Georgia State Law's passage rate has remained steady – and above the state's average – for first time takers of the July state bar exam since 1999. The college also continues to be a nationally ranked school among U.S. News & World Report and other rankings. U.S. News also ranks Georgia State Law's part-time program as No. 16. The Health Law program is ranked No. 3 by the same publication.