Eugene, Ore. – Alumni of the School of Law who sat for the bar exam for the first time this July achieved a pass rate of 84.8 percent in Oregon and 83.3 percent in Washington, exceeding the average pass rates in both states. These scores also outperform the 2016 bar passage rates.
“We are very proud of our graduates. Their strong showing on the exam reflects their hard work and commitment to excellence, as well as the outstanding education they received at the law school,” said Marcilynn A. Burke, Dean of Oregon Law. “We also recognize the investment of our faculty and staff in our students’ success, and we are committed to providing the resources and support necessary to help ensure that our students are prepared for the exam.”
The Oregon Supreme Court adopted the "Uniform Bar Exam," known as the UBE, in October 2016, joining twenty-five states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands in administering this exam. The July seating is the first time Oregon administered the UBE. As a result, Oregon Law alumni readily may extend their job searches into those jurisdictions that have adopted the UBE.