Date: May 5, 2005
CONTACT: Jeff Stoughton, jeff.stoughton@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK –Texas Tech University law school students garnered the highest passing rate in the state for first-time takers on the state bar exam for February 2005, according to the Texas Board of Law Examiners.

Of first time test-takers from Texas Tech, 90.63 passed. Ranked second were first-time bar examinees at Baylor, followed by The University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University.

Walter Huffman, dean of the Texas Tech School of Law, said his students have traditionally done well on the bar exam.

“I am extremely proud of our students for achieving the No. 1 ranking among Texas law schools on the bar examination,” Huffman said. “I am also proud of our faculty for their teaching skill and their commitment to our students. Texas Tech School of Law graduates have historically performed very well on the bar exam, and as these results again show, our combination of talented students and talented faculty is a hard one to beat.”

Full results are available at the Texas Board of Law Examiners’ Web site, http://www.ble.state.tx.us/stats/stats_0205.htm.


CONTACT: Walter Huffman, dean of the Texas Tech School of Law, at (806) 742-3793 or walter.huffman@ttu.edu.