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Ewha among Top Five Universities for Graduates Passing Bar & Civil Service Exams

Ewha’s mission to foster top women talents who will lead Korea in the future is paying off. In a recent announcement of candidates who successfully passed the bar and civil service examinations, Ewha was listed among the top five universities in the number of candidates passing the exams.

According to results of the 54th edition of the bar exam, announced by the Ministry of Justice on November 21st, a total of 39 Ewha graduates passed the exam. Ewha has traditionally been the hub for female leaders in the legal field, maintaining 4th or 5th place for turning out successful candidates in the bar exam for the past three consecutive years (4th place in 2010; 5th place in 2011 and 2012) Over the years, Ewha has produced a total of 621 successful candidates for the bar exam, including this year’s successful applicants dating back to Korea’s first female lawyer, Ewha graduate Tae-Young Lee (Home Economics, 1936).

Additionally, a total of nine Ewha graduates passed the 56th civil service exam (the 5th grade administrative public test), as announced by the Ministry of Public Administration and Security on November 27th, 2012. In this area, Ewha has come in 5th place among universities in 2009, 2010, and 2012. In total, 204 successful candidates have originated from Ewha, including nine qualified candidates this year.

This year, more than 10,306 candidates took the bar exam, with a success to failure ratio of around 1:10. Among the 9,738 test takers for the civil service exam, 267 passed the exam, resulting in a success to failure ratio of around 1:36.