Published on March 13, 2023 by Morgan Black
The American Bar Association (ABA) has released a comprehensive data set on bar passage outcomes, including the ultimate bar passage rate for those who sat for the bar within two years after graduation. In the report, the ultimate bar pass rate for Samford University Cumberland School of Law’s class of 2020 was 97.2%, placing the school 31st in the nation among all ABA-approved law schools.
At 97.2%, Cumberland’s School of Law’s pass percentage was well above the national average which, according to the ABA report, was 91.44% for 2020 law school graduates.
Cumberland School of Law Dean Blake Hudson said, “Cumberland’s ultimate bar passage rate is a testament to our graduates’ perseverance. Those who suffer a setback after their initial attempt work hard to achieve bar passage within two years. We are proud of their resilience to achieve success.”
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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.