November 9, 2009
Historically, Texas Tech law students have done well on the bar exam.
The overall pass rate for graduates of the nine Texas law schools taking the bar for the first time was 89.41 percent.
“It is obviously a great thing to be ranked No. 1 in Texas on the law licensing examination,” said Walt Huffman, dean of the law school. “These excellent results validate in a very important way the quality of the legal education at Texas Tech.”
Huffman said Texas Tech students and faculty work extremely hard to maintain the school’s traditionally high bar passage rate.
Historically, Texas Tech law students have done well on the bar exam. In February 2000, Texas Tech law students achieved a 100 percent passing rate for first-time exam takers. In February 2005, Texas Tech topped all Texas law schools, with a 90.63 pass rate, and in July 2005, was again the top public law school, with a 91.01 passing rate. In February 2008, Texas Tech again had the best pass rate among public law schools with 92.86 percent.
The Texas Tech School of Law is a leader among Texas law schools with a 16-year average pass rate of 90 percent on the State Bar Exam.
A small student body, a diverse faculty and a low student-faculty ratio (15.3:1) promotes learning and encourages interaction between students and professors.