Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Test takers

Graduates of University of San Diego and Loyola laws schools posted some of the best pass rates on the February bar exam, according to data released Friday by the state bar.

The new report shows 43% of USD alumni and 42% of Loyola grads posted passing scores for the test, which set a modern-day record for the lowest pass rate on the notoriously difficult exam—26.8%. Other California-based schools with pass rates above the overall success rate include Santa Clara University (39%), Pepperdine (38%), Southwestern (35%) and California Western (34%).

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 3 articles* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

More from this author

Law Firms Mentioned


Law Firm Hiring - By School

Find out where graduates from top law schools are starting their careers, and their penetration rate into the Am Law 200. Log into Legal Compass or start your free trial today.

Get More Information

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.