Western State College of Law at Argosy University, the oldest law school in Orange County, California, is pleased to announce that 92%of its graduates taking the State Bar of California's Committee of BarExaminers exam for the first time in February of 2012 have passed, placing Western State College of Law first among the twenty California law schools who are American Bar Association (ABA) accredited.
“We are thrilled that our graduates who took the bar exam for the first time performed so well on the February exam,” says William Adams, Dean of the College. “Our graduates have demonstrated the value of their legal education at Western State and their commitment to the future of the profession.”
In all, 62% of the first-time exam takers from California ABA accredited law schools passed. The three-day General Bar Examination is administered twice a year, in February and July. The exam consists of three sections: a multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), six essay questions and two performance tests that are designed to assess an applicant's ability to apply general legal knowledge to practical tasks.
If the Western State College of Law graduates who passed the February 2012 California exam satisfy other requirements for admission, they will become members of the State Bar.