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Western State College of Law at Argosy University Posts Nearly 80 Percent Pass Rate of California Bar Exam



Western State College of Law at Argosy University Posts Nearly 80 Percent Pass
                         Rate of California Bar Exam

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 14, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Western State College of Law at
Argosy University, the oldest law school in Orange County, California and one
of Education Management Corporation's 110 locations (NASDAQ: EDMC), is pleased
to announce that 79 percent of its graduates taking the State Bar of
California's Committee of Bar Examiners exam for the first time in July 2012
were successful.

"We are thrilled that our graduates have outperformed the bar pass rate
average for the state of California for the sixth consecutive time," says
William Adams, Dean of the College. "Our graduates have demonstrated the value
of their legal education at Western State and their commitment to the future
of the profession."

Western State has produced more than 11,000 accomplished graduates who serve
across California and around the country as respected judges, teachers,
politicians, government administrators, and practicing legal professionals. 
This marks the third consecutive year that Western State graduates have
exceeded the pass rate for California law schools. In all, 77 percent of the
first-time exam takers from California American Bar Association (ABA)
accredited law schools succeeded.                        

The three-day General Bar Examination is administered twice a year, in
February and July. The exam consists of three sections: a multiple-choice
Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), six essay questions and two performance
tests that are designed to assess an applicant's ability to apply general
legal knowledge to practical tasks.

If the Western State College of Law graduates who passed the July 2012
California exam satisfy other requirements for admission, they will become
members of the State Bar of California.

About Western State College of Law

Western State College of Law at Argosy University, (www.wsulaw.edu) was
founded in 1966 and is the oldest law school in Orange County with more than
11,000 alumni. Located in the heart of Southern California, Western State
College of Law offers both full- and part-time programs, taught by a dedicated
and highly motivated faculty who serve as scholars and mentors both inside and
outside of the classroom. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting
Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of
Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California,
94501, http://www.wascsenior.org). Western State College of Law is fully
accredited by the American Bar Association (321 North Clark Street, Chicago,
IL 60610, (312) 988-5000). Argosy University is licensed by the Florida
Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See wsuprograms.info
for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal
salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

About EDMC

Education Management Corporation (www.edmc.edu) is among the largest providers
of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student
enrollment and revenue, with a total of 110 locations in 32 U.S. states and
Canada. We offer academic programs to our students through campus-based and
online curriculum instruction, or a combination of both. We are committed to
offering quality academic programs and continuously strive to improve the
learning experience for our students. Our educational institutions offer
students the opportunity to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees and
certain specialized non-degree diplomas in a broad range of disciplines,
including design, media arts, health sciences, psychology and behavioral
sciences, culinary, fashion, business, education, legal and information
technology.

SOURCE Education Management Corporation

Website: http://www.edmc.edu
Contact: Jacquelyn P. Muller, office: +1-412-995-7262, or mobile:
+1-412-606-9244, jpmuller@edmc.edu
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