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Hamline First-Time Bar Passage Rate #1 in MN


Hamline Alumni Achieve 100 Percent Bar Passage Rate in Wisconsin

Hamline University School of Law today announced that the Minnesota first-time bar passage rate for Hamline students is nearly 91 percent and that the Wisconsin First-Time Bar Passage rate for Hamline students is 100 percent. The results are from the most recent Minnesota and Wisconsin bar examinations, which were administered in February 2008. The official Minnesota first-time pass rate, which includes all Minnesotans who took the test in July, was 87 percent overall.

"Hamline University School of Law provides exceptional and comprehensive legal education," said Hamline University President Linda Hanson. "We are extremely proud of our law graduates, and we are confident they will use their education and their personal passion for leadership, scholarship, and service to make their workplaces and their communities a better place."

Hamline University School of Law Dean Jon Garon said, "This is a tremendous achievement of our students and a reflection of the important, systemic efforts of our faculty, staff, academic support and the entire Hamline community to help make our students successful in this effort."

Hamline University School of Law is dedicated to educating students to become competent, professional, and ethical lawyers who apply legal knowledge with disciplined imagination and a global perspective that enables them to strengthen society. The School of Law is ranked in the third tier in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report magazine rankings, and is ranked fourth in the nation for its Dispute Resolution Institute.

Creative and innovative teaching and learning attract a diverse student body of nearly 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students to Hamline University. Challenged to create and apply knowledge in local and global contexts, Hamline students develop an individual and community ethic of social justice, civic responsibility, and inclusive leadership and service.

Ranked first in quality and value in Minnesota among comprehensive master's universities with criteria determined by U.S.News & World Report, Hamline also is Minnesota's first university, founded in 1854, and among the first co-educational institutions in the nation.