Texas Tech Law Grads Top Texas Law Schools on July Bar Examination

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 casey.carson@ttu.edu.