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Law Co-dean Jessica Berg, alumnus James Walsh discuss highest bar passage rate

What it takes to pass today’s bar exam

The National Jurist: School of Law co-dean Jessica Berg and alumnus James Walsh (LAW ’17) explained how the school’s revamped curriculum better prepares students for the bar exam. When the first group of students to complete the new three-year curriculum took the examination in July, 93 percent of the school’s first-time test-takers passed—the best rate in Ohio.