Texas Tech Law Grads Rank Best of Texas Public Schools on Bar Exam

With a 95.45 percent first-time pass rate, Texas Tech University School of Law graduates led all Texas public law schools on the February 2013 Texas Bar Examination.

“We are very proud of everyone’s effort on this exam and hope to be able to continue this level of performance into the future,” said Darby Dickerson, Texas Tech Law dean. “I want to extend a special thanks to Professor Cassie Christopher for her efforts this year in establishing the Office of Bar Preparation Resources.”

Twenty-one of Texas Tech Law’s 22 test takers passed the exam, putting the law school’s average well above the 84.78 percent pass rate for all graduates of Texas’ nine law schools and only .11 percent behind Baylor Law School, which had the highest rate. The overall rate for first-time examinees – including graduates from schools in other states and attorneys already licensed in jurisdictions outside of Texas – was 80.74 percent.

“We’re so pleased with the bar pass success of our students,” said Christopher, a visiting assistant professor and director of bar preparation resources. “I attribute their success to their determination and work ethic, both in law school and during the study period. Most of these students studied full-time for two months to prepare for the bar exam, which was an incredible investment of time and effort on their parts. They mastered 23 subject areas and demonstrated their knowledge over the course of two and a half days of essays, multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions and a simulated writing assignment.”

For more information on the results, visit http://www.ble.state.tx.us/Stats/2011_2017/stats_0213.htm

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Contact: Cory Chandler, communications coordinator, Texas Tech School of Law, (806) 742-3990 ext. 249, or cory.chandler@ttu.edu.