Baylor Law First in Texas Bar Passage Rate

October 30, 2019

Baylor Law First in Texas Bar Passage Rate

Baylor Law's #1 Bar Passage Rate

WACO— October 30, 2019

Once again, Baylor Law has the highest state bar exam passage rate in Texas.

The July bar exam results for the state of Texas are in and Baylor Law again ranks first among Texas’ ten law schools for first-time bar passage. The Texas bar exam is given twice each year and Baylor Law has an unparalleled record of success - ranking #1 on 25 of the 38 bar exams since 2001.

Results of the July 2019 Texas Bar exam show that 86 out of 92 first-time test takers from Baylor Law passed the bar exam, a 93.48% pass rate. 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 81.47%.

“We aim to prepare our students for success on the bar exam, but we also aim higher to prepare them for success in their lives and in their professional careers, and we’re always so proud to see our students succeed.” said Baylor Law’s Dean Brad Toben, who added, "A primary key to our success is our faculty and staff colleagues who selflessly invest so much in our talented students to prepare them to serve their clients, communities and the legal profession, while keeping faith, family and livelihood in proper priority and perspective."

A complete report on the July 2019 Bar exam is available, here: ttps://

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Established in 1857, Baylor University School of Law was one of the first law schools in Texas and one of the first west of the Mississippi River. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools, Baylor Law has more than 7,500 living alumni and a record of producing outstanding lawyers, many of whom decide upon a career in public service. The Law School boasts among its notable alumni 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. In its law specialties rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranks Baylor Law’s trial advocacy program as among the best in the nation at No. 2, while the Law School is ranked No. 48 in the magazine’s 2020 edition of “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 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 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

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