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More than 1,100 newly minted Virginia lawyers have been thrust into the cold, cruel world, according to a Virginia Board of Bar Examiners report released this month.

BizSense didn’t do an exact count of the list, but according to a report from Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 1,513 applicants took the most recent state bar exam in July, and 1,156 passed.

The VBBE numbers show that 76.4 percent of those who took the exam passed.

The VBBE broke the numbers down by school, and Washington and Lee University Law School graduates had the highest pass rate: 95.8 percent. University of Virginia law grads came in second with a 90.2 percent pass rate.

				Overall Percentage	First-time Takers
All Applicants:			76.40%			81.01%

Virginia Law Schools:
Appalachian School of Law	57.69%			65.00%
College of William and Mary	82.46%			85.32%
George Mason University		89.66%			90.27%
Liberty University		47.83%			50.00%
Regent University		70.49%			77.36%
University of Richmond		81.06%			84.55%
University of Virginia		90.21%			91.37%
Washington and Lee University	95.83%			95.83%

And now, a question for our readers: Do you know why it’s called “sitting” for the bar? Granted, one does have to sit for hours at a time to take the test. But you also sit for lie detector tests, and police don’t say, “Seven criminals sat for the polygraph last month.” Let us know in the comments.

More than 1,100 newly minted Virginia lawyers have been thrust into the cold, cruel world, according to a Virginia Board of Bar Examiners report released this month.

BizSense didn’t do an exact count of the list, but according to a report from Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 1,513 applicants took the most recent state bar exam in July, and 1,156 passed.

The VBBE numbers show that 76.4 percent of those who took the exam passed.

The VBBE broke the numbers down by school, and Washington and Lee University Law School graduates had the highest pass rate: 95.8 percent. University of Virginia law grads came in second with a 90.2 percent pass rate.

				Overall Percentage	First-time Takers
All Applicants:			76.40%			81.01%

Virginia Law Schools:
Appalachian School of Law	57.69%			65.00%
College of William and Mary	82.46%			85.32%
George Mason University		89.66%			90.27%
Liberty University		47.83%			50.00%
Regent University		70.49%			77.36%
University of Richmond		81.06%			84.55%
University of Virginia		90.21%			91.37%
Washington and Lee University	95.83%			95.83%

And now, a question for our readers: Do you know why it’s called “sitting” for the bar? Granted, one does have to sit for hours at a time to take the test. But you also sit for lie detector tests, and police don’t say, “Seven criminals sat for the polygraph last month.” Let us know in the comments.

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