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IIT Chicago-Kent has top bar pass rate in Illinois

October 31, 2011

Click on the image to read the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article from Friday, October 28, 2011, for a full report on July 2011 Illinois bar exam results for all nine Illinois law schools.Graduates of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law have attained the highest pass rate in Illinois on the latest state bar examination.

According to results released by the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar, 97 percent of IIT Chicago-Kent graduates who took the bar exam in July 2011 for the first time received passing scores, exceeding the pass rates of graduates from Illinois' eight other law schools, including University of Chicago, Northwestern, University of Illinois and Loyola.

In all, 258 recent Chicago-Kent graduates took the exam for the first time, and 250 passed. The law school's pass rate of 97 percent is seven points higher than the state pass rate of 90 percent for first-time test takers.

"We are thrilled that so many of our graduates successfully completed this critical step in preparing for their careers," said IIT Chicago-Kent Dean Harold J. Krent. "Our faculty has worked hard and effectively to ensure that our students are prepared for the challenges to come."

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, a private, Ph.D.-granting institution with programs in engineering, psychology, architecture, business, design and law. With more than 1,100 students, IIT Chicago-Kent offers full-time and part-time J.D. and LL.M. degree programs as well as joint-degree programs with other IIT units, including IIT Stuart School of Business.

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Susan O'Brien
Assistant Dean for Public Affairs
(312) 906-5250