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IIT Chicago-Kent graduates surpass statewide passage rates on the Illinois bar exam for the tenth consecutive year

November 19, 2012

Graduates of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law have exceeded the statewide passage rates on the Illinois bar exam for the tenth consecutive year.

According to results released by the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar, 95 percent of IIT Chicago-Kent graduates who took the bar exam in July 2012 for the first time received passing scores. In all, 219 recent IIT Chicago-Kent graduates took the exam for the first time, and 209 passed. The law school's pass rate is six points higher than the state pass rate of 89 percent for first-time test takers.

IIT Chicago-Kent's overall pass rate—which includes repeat exam takers—was 94 percent, nine points above the statewide overall rate of 85 percent.

"We are pleased that so many of our graduates have successfully completed this milestone in their legal careers," said IIT Chicago-Kent Dean Harold J. Krent. "We are thrilled that we continue to surpass the state pass rates. Our success is due in no small measure to our dedicated faculty who continue to provide the challenging academic environment required to produce such impressive results."

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.

For More Information:

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