Alumni Sworn In as Inaugural Class' Bar Pass Rate Exceeds 93 Percent
November 16, 2009 — On Nov. 16, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas President Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe swore in 61 members of the inaugural class of the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University.
The alums sworn in at the ceremony in Philadelphia’s City Hall were among 115 members of the law school’s inaugural class who passed the Pennsylvania Bar Exam in July 2009.
Held in City Hall’s ceremonial courtroom, the event highlighted the success of the law school, whose inaugural class has accumulated an overall bar passage rate of 93.4 percent. Of 151 class members who sat for bar exams in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, California, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, 141 passed in at least one state.
After administering the oath, Dembe praised the new attorneys for their achievement.
“I’m so happy for all of you,” Dembe said. “You took a chance on a new law school, and it’s obviously worked out quite splendidly. You’re bringing a lot of brains and a lot of energy to our legal system.”
Dean Roger Dennis congratulated the graduates and their families, who gathered in the historic courtroom to cheer for the new attorneys.
“I commend you for your strong performance on the bar exam as well as your continued commitment to our successful launch,” Dennis said.
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