WACO— October 31, 2018
Once again, Baylor Law has the highest state bar exam passage rate in Texas.
Results of the July 2018 Texas Bar exam show that 89 out of 96 first-time test takers from Baylor Law passed the Bar exam, a 92.71% pass rate. In February of this year, a similar 87.50% of Baylor Law students who took the exam for the first time passed.
In the State of Texas, the overall passage rate among law school students who took the bar exam in July for the first time was 77.87%.
The Texas bar exam is given twice each year and Baylor Law has an unparalleled record of success among the ten Texas law schools - ranking #1 on 23 of the 35 bar exams since 2001.
“We have consistent high expectations of our students and at the same time we strive to equip them with the tools and knowledge they will need to not only pass the bar exam, but to succeed as Baylor Lawyers and leaders in their communities and in the profession,” said Baylor Law’s Dean Brad Toben, who added, "Our unrivaled bar passage success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff colleagues in fulfilling our mission."
A complete report on the July 2018 Bar exam is available, here.
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Established in 1857, Baylor Law School was one of the first law schools in Texas and one of the first west of the Mississippi River. Today, the school has more than 7,400 living alumni. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Baylor Law School has a record of producing outstanding lawyers, many of whom decide upon a career in public service. The Law School boasts two governors, members or former members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, two former directors of the FBI, U.S. ambassadors, federal judges, justices of the Texas Supreme Court and members of the Texas Legislature, among its notable alumni. In its law specialties rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor Law’s trial advocacy program as one of the top 5 in the nation. Baylor Law School is also ranked #50 in the magazine’s 2019 edition of "America’s Best Graduate Schools." The National Jurist ranks Baylor Law as one of the "Best School for Practical Training," and in the top 15 "Best Law School Facilities" in the country. The Business Insider places Baylor Law among the top 50 law schools in the nation. Baylor Law School received the 2015 American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award, making it only the third law school in the nation to be honored with the award since the award's inception in 1984. Learn more at baylor.edu/law
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Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Learn more at baylor.edu