Bar Passage Rate

  • Capital University Law School is proud of its track record in this fundamental benchmark of success. The exam is given twice per year in February and July. The majority of graduates take the exam in July. 

    In October 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio released the results of the July 2013 Ohio Bar Exam, marking the eighth year in a row that our graduates’ performance on the July exam has exceeded the statewide average.  

    For more information about Capital graduate bar passage, including statistics for the last three years, see our ABA required Standard 509 Information Report.

  • The Five-Year Bar Passage Rate 
    Capital’s five-year average the Ohio bar exam is 88.40 percent; the average for all nine Ohio law schools for the last five years (2009-13) is 86.65 percent. Capital has the highest passage among private law schools in Ohio among first-time test takers during the past five years and is third in the state overall.

    2009-2013 Ohio Bar Passage 

  • Capital’s Strong Connection to the Ohio Bar
    Capital University Law School is proud of its Ohio roots and the accomplishments that its graduates have contributed to the Ohio legal landscape. Regardless of where our graduates came from prior to joining the Capital family, many choose to make Ohio their personal and professional home for years to come.

    In the past five years, 4,742 Ohio law school graduates have been admitted to the Ohio bar; 785 of them were Capital graduates, more than from any other law school.

    2009-2013 Ohio Law School Bar Admittees