Baylor Law School Leads Again In Passing Bar Exam

Nov. 8, 2001

by Alan Hunt

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

Baylor School of Law had a 95.12 percent passing rate, topping the other eight law schools in the state for the bar exam taken in July of this year. The overall pass rate on the July exam was 85.45 percent. The bar exam is given twice each year and Baylor has an unsurpassed record of success on the exam.

Dean Brad Toben said the first-place result again underscores that "our distinctive program offers our students a focus and direction not often seen elsewhere in legal education. We have a proven formula for educating and training our students to equip them to be highly effective and ethical lawyers."

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 pointed out: "The Baylor University School of Law is very small, very affordable and very difficult to get into. For students lucky enough to gain admission, Baylor's unique, ultra-intense and 'tough' Practice Court Program is arguably the best training ground in the nation for practical lawyering."

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