PRESS RELEASE
For release on November 13, 2008

The New York State Board of Law Examiners announced today that the passing rate for graduates of New York’s 15 law schools taking the bar examination for the first time in July 2008 was 91.0%. This surpasses the historically high passing rate achieved by this same group who took the July 2007 examination by 2.8%.
The graduates of New York’s law schools again outperformed their counterparts who graduated from American Bar Association approved law schools outside of New York. The passing rate for graduates of such law schools who took the bar examination for the first time in New York this July was 90.0%.

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