Texas Tech Law Grads Top Texas Law Schools on July Bar Examination
November 9, 2009
Highest percentage of students pass first-time test than any other law school.
With a first-time pass rate of 94.52 percent, the Texas Tech University School
of Law led all Texas law schools on the July Bar Examination.
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.
CONTACT: Casey Carson, director of alumni relations, Texas Tech University School
of Law, (806) 742-3990 ext. 315, or firstname.lastname@example.org.