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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech Fall 2006
« on: May 12, 2006, 09:28:11 PM »
Professor Beyer is one of the very best law professors in the country.

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The Texas Board of Law Examiners' website is located at

www. ble. state. tx. us




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By including the "repeaters" with the first-time takers, you can get an "overall" pass rate for a law school, but you have to consider exactly what that number is telling you. Because people can sit for the Texas bar exam five times, the "repeater" number can include people who have been trying to pass the exam for up to five years (if the person is, say, only sitting for one of the two bar exams offered every year after they graduated).  And we don't know from the data if there are more repeaters from, say, one graduating class than another. It's probably safe to assume that most "repeaters" in a February exam are by and large people who failed from the previous July, but the exact numbers are not shown on the Texas Board of Law Examiners' website.  The "repeaters" are all lumped together. And some people, after they fail the first time, only sit for the July exams thereafter. They do this because some people say that the February exam is slightly more difficult to pass than the July exam.

Also, US News & World Reports lists only the first-time taker number in their publications and it is the first-time taker number that is the factor that goes into their rankings.  The ABA is also concerned with the first-time taker number. Kudos to Baylor for being number one.   

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The results of the February 2006 Texas Bar Exam for the first-time takers from Texas law schools are as follows:

1. Baylor        97% of their class passed
2. UT            92% of their class passed
3. SMU           89% of their class passed
4. Tex Wes       83% of their class passed
5. St. Mary's    81% of their class passed
6. U of Houston  79% of their class passed
7. South Texas   78% of their class passed
8. Tex. Southern 77% of their class passed
9. Texas Tech    74% of their class passed


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The results of the February 2006 Texas Bar Exam for the first-time takers from Texas law schools are as follows:

1. Baylor        97% of their class passed
2. UT            92% of their class passed
3. SMU           89% of their class passed
4. Tex Wes       83% of their class passed
5. St. Mary's    81% of their class passed
6. U of Houston  79% of their class passed
7. South Texas   78% of their class passed
8. Tex. Southern 77% of their class passed
9. Texas Tech    74% of their class passed



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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Texas: Really how bad is a 4 Tier?
« on: April 22, 2006, 11:41:57 AM »
To keep things honest, here are statistics from the April 2006 US News and World Reports: Special Report: America’s Best Graduate Schools.  Remember that for most graduates, if you graduate in May, you won’t take the Texas bar until July, and the results do not come back until November. You aren’t licensed to practice law in Texas until you pass the Texas bar.

Percent of graduates employed 9 months after graduation.
UT           98%
Baylor      98%
SMU        96%
UH           96%
TTU         96%
St Mary’s 86%
Tx W        83%
S Tx         80%
TSU        75%

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St. Mary’s University School of Law is tied to the legal history of the City of San Antonio, one of the largest cities in the United States.  St. Mary’s School of Law is an institution with a rich history.  The University is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest.  The law school has a proud tradition. St. Mary's Law Review is ranked third nationally for law review articles cited by courts. In the Spring of 2004, school officials inaugurated a research center on terrorism law, accompanied by several dignitaries, including U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a St. Mary's law school graduate.   Among the first of its kind in the nation, St. Mary's Center for Terrorism Law at the School of Law received an anonymous donation of $1 million, which will allow the center to expand law courses and seminars in terrorism law, add new office space and recruit new staff. The Princeton Review recently recognized the School of Law in a student survey of the Best 159 Law Schools, citing such qualities as St. Mary’s School of Law’s administration, effective teaching techniques, an emphasis on clinical programs, writing and research, and the potential for clerkships and internships.

However, St. Mary’s is a private institution and while it is not the most expensive of the Texas law schools, it is probably in the top three or four.

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The Examples and Explanations series is excellent. I would consider reading either the Contracs book (by Brian Blum) or the Civil Procedure book (by Glannon). I wouldn't take notes or outline while reading. But consider just reading either or both of them before you are actually taking classes and burdened with reading assignments from the casebooks.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Former Stanford Dean Fails CA Bar!!
« on: December 17, 2005, 08:23:43 AM »
Overall, 48.8 percent of the applicants for admission to the California Bar passed the July 2005 bar exam.  There were 4,072 successful applicants. 

For attorneys who had already been admitted in another state and who were sitting for the July 2005 “attorney’s” exam, 92 of the 325 attorneys passed.  The pass rate for these out-of-state  attorneys was 28.3 percent.  Of course, this means that over 70 percent of the out-of-state attorneys failed.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Former Stanford Dean Fails CA Bar!!
« on: December 10, 2005, 10:59:20 AM »
The essay subjects that may be covered on the California Bar Exam are as follows:

Corporations,
Civil Procedure,
California Community Property,
California Professional Responsibility,
Remedies,
Trusts,
California Wills & Succession,
Constitutional Law
Torts
Property
Criminal Law
Contracts
Evidence

Written Performance Test


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