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Baylor Law School On Top Again for Texas Bar Exam Pass Rate

Nov. 4, 2011

For the 14th time since 2001, Baylor Law School students claimed the top pass rate on the Texas State Bar Exam with a 95.88 percent success rate, the highest pass rate for students from the nine Texas law schools. Of the 97 Baylor students who took the three-day exam in July, 93 passed on their first try.

The overall state pass rate was 88.36 percent, with 1511 successful candidates out of 1,710 who took the exam for the first time. The University of Texas was second behind Baylor with a 93.66 percent pass rate, while the University of Houston was third with a 92.27 percent pass rate.

Dean Brad Toben said the achievement reflects the effectiveness of the Law School's program

"This is yet again proof that our longstanding and proven approach of integrating the teaching of legal theory with practical skills training is a model for legal education that works," Toben said.

Baylor Law School has an unsurpassed record of success on the State Bar Exam, which is given twice a year and qualifies a candidate to practice law in Texas. Baylor Law School had a 94.64 percent success rate on the July 2010 exam; a 97.06 percent success rate on the February 2009 exam; a 95.83 percent success rate on the February 2008 exam; a 97.85 percent success rate on the July 2007 exam; a 100 percent pass rate on the February 2007 exam; and also the highest pass rate for the exams given in 2006.

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