Baylor Law School Tops Bar Exam Pass Rate -- Again

May 3, 2002

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas -- Students at Baylor Law School have again led the state of Texas in the passing percentage of the Texas Bar Exam.

Baylor had a 97.83 percent passing rate, topping the other eight law schools in the state for the bar exam taken in February of this year. The bar exam is given twice each year and Baylor has an unsurpassed record of success on the exam.

Law Dean Brad Toben said the first-place result again underscores the effectiveness of the school's distinctive program.

"This again demonstrates what a combination of truly dedicated faculty and staff, with the constant support of our university leadership, can do to put us in a position to prepare our talented law students, not only for great success on the bar exam, but even more importantly, for success in their professional careers as highly effective and ethical lawyers."

Baylor Law School was rated among the top 20 trial advocacy programs in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's recently released "2003 Best Graduate School" rankings. Also in a recently released assessment of the nation's law schools, The Princeton Review described Baylor Law School as "the Marine Corps of law schools." The publication called the school's "tough" Practice Court Program as "arguably the best training ground in the nation for practical lawyering."

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