Baylor Again Leads State in Passing Bar Exam

May 4, 1999

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas -- Baylor University law students have again led the state of Texas in the passing percentage of the Texas State Bar Exam.

Baylor School of Law had a 96.49 percent passing rate, topping the other eight law schools in the state for the bar exam taken in February of this year. The overall pass rate on the February exam was 77.23 percent. The bar exam is given twice each year. Baylor has recorded the best average passing percentage of all Texas law schools for the last 10 years.

Dean Brad Toben said the first-place result again underscores "our first-rate program that offers a focus and direction to our students often not seen elsewhere in legal education."

In March, in its newly released 1999 ranking of the nation's 181 accredited law schools, U.S. News & World Report rated Baylor Law School in the "top tier" as one of the nation's 50 leading law schools.

Baylor previously has been ranked among the nation's top 20 law schools by the National Jurist and among the nation's top 10 teaching law schools by the Princeton Review.

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