« on: March 04, 2005, 08:01:58 PM »
St. Mary’s is a GREAT law school.
St. Mary’s has an outstanding list of accomplished professors, such as
Professor Leopold (author of the Texas Practice Series on Marital Property--the Texas Practice Series is a key resource series for all attorneys found in every major law library);
Professor Beyer (author of the Wills, Trusts, and Estates, The Examples and Explanations book on the subject used by law students all over the United States, as well as Wills, the Sum and Substance audiotapes, and a Barbri lecturer for all Texas applicants to the Texas State Bar, and countless law review articles);
Professor Schuleter (author: Texas Evidentiary Foundations, and the Texas Rules of Evidence Manual and the Texas Rules of Evidence handbook); and
Professor Cantu (author of chapters in the Edgar and Sales Texas Torts and Remedies practice guide and many law review articles)
Some tenured professors at St.Mary's also teach classes at UT Austin for the UT Austin students such as Richard Flint who has taught Oil and Gas for UT Austin Law.
The list goes on. St. Mary’s graduates are represented on the Texas Supreme Court, many appellate courts, and district courts. Senator Cornyn is a St. Mary’s law school graduate. It’s a great lawschool with a proud history. The dip in the bar passage rate mentioned above lasted several years, but after changes in management, St. Mary’s now has an eighty percent bar passage rate, about four points lower than Texas Tech and above that of South Texas, Texas Wesleyan and Texas Southern. The results for the July 2004 Bar show the first-time taker Texas bar passage rates as follows: 1) UT Austin 92.04% 2) Baylor 91.92% 3) SMU 87.84% 4) UH 85.65% 5) Texas Tech 83.95% 6) St. Mary's 79.87% 7) South Texas 69.6% (8 Wesleyan 62.6% 9) Texas Southern 52.43% .
St. Mary's has been a top-notch program for decades. For example, from 1980 until 1989, it was in the top three of Texas Law Schools in terms of bar passage rate five of the 10 July bar examinations. As a result of its long history, its reputation reaches far and wide.