Campbell Law has state’s top bar passage rate

August 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Campbell Law has state’s top bar passage rate

RALEIGH – Campbell Law stands at the top of the list on the North Carolina Bar Exam, posting a 94.53-percent bar passage rate in 2012.

The Campbell Law Class of 2012 graduates outperformed all other North Carolina law schools on the July exam, leading the state in both first-time bar passage and overall bar passage.

“I’m so thrilled for the Campbell Law Class of 2012, an extraordinarily closely-knit and hard-working class,” said Campbell Law Professor Melissa Essary, who served as dean of the law school throughout the entire tenure of the Class of 2012. “Their work ethic, sense of community and Campbell Law’s outstanding program of legal education combined to put them at the top. The Campbell Law Class of 2012 was my last graduating class as dean, and they have my heartiest congratulations.”

Campbell Law’s overall record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school for the past 26 years.

“Campbell Law students do not take a for-credit class in preparation of the bar exam,” said Campbell Law Director of Academic Support and Bar Success Sha Hinds-Glick. “This score, as well as our consistent success on the North Carolina Bar Exam, is indicative of our culture and practical curriculum, as well as the commitment of our students, faculty and staff.

“This is an accomplishment that everyone associated with Campbell University and Campbell Law can be proud of.”

Photo by Bennett Scarborough | Story by Billy Liggett


Prior to the Fighting Camels playing Gonzaga on December 19, 2012 I was not familiar with Campbell University.  We watch the Gonzaga games as my wife is a graduate of Gonzaga.  While watching the game my wife wanted to have more information about Campbell.  So I went to your web site.  I am a graduate of Colorado Law School (1964) so was interested in the information about your law school.  Your law students accomplishments on the NC bar exam are very impressive.  My wife and I send your school, particularly the law school congratulations from Fairbanks Alaska.  It has been wonderful reading about your University.


By Jay Hodges on December 19, 2012 - 11:05pm

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