Published on October 11, 2022 by Morgan Black  
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Cumberland School of Law has released the bar exam pass results for the class of 2022. Taken in July, the first-time test taker pass rate on exams across the country is 89% for the class.
 
As usual, most of the class participated in the Alabama bar exam. The pass rate for first-time test takers who took the Alabama exam in July was 89%, the highest passage rate for July test-takers in the last 10 years. Cumberland graduates also took exams in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
 
Cumberland School of Law’s Academic Support Program provides bar preparation programming for current students and graduates and connects them with bar prep course providers, paying for the course for every graduate who takes the bar exam within two years after graduation.
 
Lynn Hogewood, director of academic support, said, “Many factors contribute to the bar exam pass rate. We are continuing to evaluate and make changes and add in programming so that we can press toward the goal of helping every Cumberland School of Law graduate pass the bar. I am proud of the class of 2022 for their hard work."
 
Dean Blake Hudson said, “We are proud of our graduates who worked hard and passed the bar despite the difficulties presented by Covid over the course of their academic careers. This year’s success is due in no small part to the tireless effort of Lynn Hogewood and the changes in our academic support programming that she, former Dean Strickland, and other faculty administrators put into place in recent years. While we celebrate the success of those who passed, we want to come alongside those who did not to be a resource for them as they work to achieve passage next time around.”
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.