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Congratulations to All Who Passed the July 2021 Ohio Bar Exam

10/22/2021  - 

Capital University Law School is delighted to congratulate all of our graduates who passed the July 2021 Ohio bar exam!  

Overall, 79% of the Capital graduates who were taking the Ohio exam for the first time in July passed. Sixty-six percent of all Capital graduates who took the exam in October passed.

“Capital Law School is incredibly proud of all of its graduates who persevered through exam preparation, the exam, and the long wait for results,” said Dean Rey Valencia. “The results reflect the hard work and dedication of our students.”

“Capital is committed to the success of all students and will continue to work with those graduates who were unsuccessful on the 2021 administration to help them prepare for success on the next test,” Dean Valencia added.

Professor Yvonne Twiss, Director of Bar Services, also extended her congratulations. “These graduates should be very proud of everything they have accomplished,” she said.

Preparing our students to pass the bar exam remains a key component of our long-term strategic plan. Capital faculty members begin introducing key bar skills in the first year of instruction. This continues throughout law school through a variety of initiatives. For example, our Bar Services and Academic Success Program faculty work together to provide a coordinated approach to bar-relevant skills. We also offer two for-credit courses – Advanced Bar Studies and Core Bar Studies – which allow students to begin preparing for the exam before receiving their J.D. degrees.

Capital’s Bar Services offered substantial support for students preparing for the Bar. This included, among other things, practice exams, substantive strategy/Q&A sessions led by Capital faculty, and access to the Alumni Bar Material TWEN page, which contains the Core Bar Studies Lecture Series – a collection of videos featuring Capital faculty discussing substantive areas of law tested on the Bar.

For those of our graduates who did not pass the bar exam, the Law School stands ready to continue providing support to help them ultimately succeed. In recent years, these efforts have helped nearly 90% of our graduates pass the bar exam within two years of graduation.

We are pleased that our 2021 group of bar passers will join a large and well-regarded community of Capital University Law School graduates who are licensed in Ohio.