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Baylor Law School Again Leads State in Passing Bar Exam

May 3, 2012

For the 15th time since 2001, Baylor Law School students have claimed the top pass rate on the Texas State Bar Exam with a 92.59 percent success rate, the highest pass rate for students from the nine Texas law schools. Of the 54 Baylor students who took the three-day exam in February, 50 passed.

The overall state pass rate was 76.57 percent, with 281 candidates out of 367 passing. SMU was second behind Baylor with a 90.63 percent pass rate, while the Texas Tech was third with an 80.95 percent pass rate.

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

"We are pleased and proud of these results. This first-place result underscores, once again, the remarkable team effort of our faculty and staff members. They always go the extra mile for our talented students. We also are thankful for our university administration which is enthusiastically supportive of Baylor Law School." he 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.

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