University of Southern California, Gould School of Law


JULY 2011 BAR EXAM PERFORMANCE AT A GLANCE

Primary Bar Exam JurisdictionCalifornia

School's 1st Time Pass Rate vs. State+18.99%

School's 1st Time Pass Rate90.23%

School's 1st Time Pass Rate Rank#3

State's 1st Time Pass Rate Average71.24%

Rank Law Schools With California As
Primary Bar Exam Jurisdiction
Schools 1st Time
Pass Rate
Schools 1st Time Pass
Rate vs. State Avg.
1 Stanford Law 97.92% +22.61%
2 UC Berkeley Law 92.02% +20.78%
3 USC Gould School of Law 90.23% +18.99%
4 Western St Law 89.69% +8.69%
5 Pepperdine Law 87.29% +16.05%
6 San Fran Law 85.52% +14.28%
7 UCLA Law 83.33% +12.09%
8 Loyola Law-LA 80.94% +9.7%
9 UC Davis Law 80.45% +9.21%
10 UC Hastings Law 80.31% +8.38%
California STATE AVERAGE 71.24%
11 Santa Clara Law 70.28% -0.96%
12 Cal West Law 69.65% -1.02%
13 McGeorge Law 69.58% -1.66%
14 Chapman Law 68.21% -3.03%
15 USD Law 65.00% -4.6%
16 Southwest Law 58.57% -12.67%
17 Gold Gate Law 57.99% -13.25%
18 Thom Jeff Law 55.93% -18.21%
19 Whittier Law 50.81% -18.83%
20 La Verne Law 48.28% -19.65%

USC Law provides its students with several online informational resources to assist with preparing for the bar examination, as well as recommendations of which classes to take that may contain bar-related material. With an 88% bar passage rate on the July 2012 bar exam, USC enjoyed one of the highest bar pass rates of any law school in the state of California.

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