May 5, 2010
Historically, Texas Tech law students have done well on the bar exam.
With a first-time pass rate of 95.45 percent, the Texas Tech School of Law once again led all Texas law schools on the February Bar Examination.
The overall pass rate for graduates of the nine Texas law schools taking the bar for the first time was 80.51 percent.
“This first-time takers pass rate is a really exceptional passing percentage on one of the nation’s most difficult bar examinations,” said Walt Huffman, dean of the law school. “This extraordinary performance by our graduates and the faculty who prepared them dramatically reinforce our growing reputation as the premier law school in Texas.
“I congratulate our newly-licensed colleagues, including those 11 graduates who, on repeating the bar exam, all passed as well. We admire their talent and their diligent preparation.”
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 percent pass rate, and in July 2005 was again the top public law school, with a 91.01 percent passing rate. In February 2008 Texas Tech again had the best pass rate among public law schools with 92.86 percent, and in July 2009 Texas Tech law again bested all Texas law schools with a pass rate of 94.52 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.