By Staff Writer Kira Bruce
For the second year in a row UMASS Law has outscored the statewide average on the Bar exam. This is really great news since only three years ago the college earned their full accreditation from the American Bar Association.
As the only public law school in Massachusetts this is a very big deal. With an 82.6 percent first time pass rate they are in the top 100 of public law schools based on first time pass rates.
They have other great stats as a college as well. They are number one in New England for public sector job placement and have a super high rate of employment after graduation.
Out of the class of 2018, 86 percent were employed after graduation which puts the college ahead of many other law schools. George Washington University is eleventh on the list for first time bar pass rates, yet, their employment rate after graduation is only 68.3 percent.
Also, this year the enrollment rate for first-year students went up 21.5 percent since the previous year. This means more resources for the school to improve the learning experience for the future.
UMASS Law ranked second in Massachusetts for being one of the best schools for practical training by prelaw Magazine. It also ranked in the top 50 for the entire country.
“At UMass Law, we strive to give our students real-life experiences that require them to actualize what they learn in the classroom,” said Eric Mitnick, Dean of UMass Law.
He continued, “When our students graduate, they are prepared for a career in a legal setting due to their past participation in our many clinics and pro bono opportunities.”
In comparison to other public law schools UMASS Law is doing a fine job! And, in only their third year of accreditation, imagine where it can be in three more.
I think what this means is that current and prospective UMASS Law students have really bright futures ahead of them. Hopefully some of you will help change the world for the better.