Baylor Law Again Claims Highest Pass Rate on February Bar Exam

April 29, 2020

Baylor Law Again Claims Highest Pass Rate on February Bar Exam

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The February 2020 bar exam results for the state of Texas have been released and Baylor Law students have again claimed the top pass rate among Texas’ ten law schools for first-time test takers. The Texas Bar exam is given twice each year and Baylor Law has an unparalleled record of success - ranking #1 on 26 of the 39 bar exams since 2001.

Results of the February exam show that 37 out of 42 first-time test takers from Baylor Law passed the exam, an 88.1% pass rate. The overall state pass rate for Texas law school students was 64.26 percent, with 151 successful candidates out of 235 who took the exam for the first time.

“We have in our Baylor Law program a formula in legal education that is demonstrably distinctive and successful,” stated Baylor Law Dean Brad Toben. “The foundation of our program is a combination of special factors: talented students who consistently strive to deliver at the highest possible level, selfless investments that our faculty and staff make every day in our classrooms and courtrooms, and an unparalleled mentoring of our students throughout the many components of our highly intensive program,” he added.

A complete report on the February 2020 Bar exam is available, here:

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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. Today, the school has more than 7,600 living alumni. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Baylor Law 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 is also ranked #50 in the magazine’s 2020 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 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

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