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Graduates of the University of New Mexico School of Law who took the New Mexico Bar Exam for the first time last July performed much better than non-UNM law graduates. The pass rate for first-time UNM graduates was 96 percent, compared to non-UNM graduates, which was 78 percent. The overall pass rate was 86 percent.
This performance follows a 100 percent pass rate of UNM law graduates who took the February bar exam.
"These results are a reflection of hard work by dedicated graduates in studying for the bar and also of our unique and effective model for legal education, which is marked by excellent teachers and individual attention to students," says Dean Kevin Washburn of the UNM School of Law.
A total of 215 lawyers took the two-day exam, which is required for licensure to practice law in New Mexico.