The University of North Carolina (my alma mater) came out on top with more than 90 percent of its alums making the grade – besting rival Duke University by 7 percentage points. To be fair, UNC fielded far more test-takers than did Duke, making Carolina’s statistical pool larger.
Also noteworthy was the Charlotte School of Law’s showing. The newcomer improved its pass rate to 82.3 percent, up over 67.3 in 2009. That was good enough for a fourth-place finish, just a few tenths of a percentage point below Campbell University.
The state’s other recent startup, Elon University, mustered a 79.5 percent pass rate.
Check out the statistics below and a full analysis in the next issue of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
School Total percent passing
(first-timers: 71.5 percent; repeaters: 57.1 percent)
(first-timers: 89.3 percent; repeaters: 0 percent)
(first-timers: 84.4 percent; repeaters: 50 percent)
(first-timers: 86.8 percent; repeaters: 55.5 percent)
Wake Forest 81.8
(first-timers: 85.5 percent; repeaters: 20 percent)
(first-timers: 79 percent; repeaters: 100 percent)
N.C. Central 66.2
(first-timers: 71.5 percent; repeaters: 36.3 percent)
- By GREGORY FROOM, Managing Editor