Almost 85 percent of the Texas law school graduates who sat for the Texas bar exam for the first time in February scored well enough to pass, according to the Texas Board of Law Examiners in Austin.
Of the 381 Texas law school graduates who were first-time test-takers, 323 (84.78 percent) passed, according to results released today by the Texas BLE. That pass rate is higher than the 76.57 percent, or 281 of 367, first-time test-takers who passed the February 2012 exam.
Baylor University School of Law in Waco barely squeaks by Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock for first place among Texas’s nine American Bar Association-accredited law schools in terms of the percentage of grads passing the February 2013 exam on their first try.
Forty-three of Baylor’s 45 first-time takers passed the exam for a pass rate of 94.56 percent, while 21 of Texas Tech’s 22 first-time takers passed the exam for a rate of 95.45 percent. An alphabetized list of those who passed the February 2013 exam can be found at http://ble.state.tx.us/Results/pass_0213.htm
Congratulations to all!
-- Jeanne Graham