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Baylor Law School No. 1 Again in Texas Bar Exam

Oct. 31, 2013

Baylor Law School once again is No. 1 in the state's bar exam passage rate.

Results of the July Texas Bar exam released today show Baylor Law School with a 97.52 percent pass rate. At No 2 is the University of Texas at Austin with a pass rate of 95.52 percent. The state's overall passage rate among those who took the bar exam for the first time was 86.05 percent.

Texas has nine law schools, and since 2001 Baylor Law has been No. 1 on 18 of 25 bar exams given.

"We have a well-defined mission -- one that speaks powerfully to what legal education should accomplish for our profession and for those we serve," said Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben. "We also have consistent high expectations of our students as they develop into professionals. Our success arises from our fealty to that mission and our stewardship of the distinctive program attributes that set our Baylor Law School apart."

The following are the results from the July Texas Bar exam:

  1. Baylor - 97.52 percent (118 of 121)
  2. U.T. - 95.52 percent (256 of 268)
  3. SMU - 91.59 percent (196 of 214)
  4. South Texas - 89.35 percent (235 of 263)
  5. U. of H. - 88.02 percent (191 of 217)
  6. Texas Tech - 85.94 percent (165 of 192)
  7. Texas A&M (formerly Texas Wesleyan) - 85.83 percent (109 of 127)
  8. St. Mary's - 82.82 percent (188 of 227)
  9. Texas Southern - 79.23 percent (103 of 130)

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