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Esq

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February 2006 Texas Bar Exam results
« on: May 05, 2006, 07:48:10 PM »
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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Re: February 2006 Texas Bar Exam results
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006, 01:45:59 PM »
It's good to see St Mary's doing well!

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Re: February 2006 Texas Bar Exam results
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2006, 01:18:30 PM »
This shows that although Tech was claiming to be number one that they are not consistent. It's good to see St. Mary's up higher.

You guys do realize that Feb. results are misleading. A school could have only 10 people take the bar (which happens on many Feb. bar exams) and then when 9 out of 10 people pass. They can claim they have a 90 percent passage rate.

I'd wait until the Summer exam happens and then pass judgement.

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Re: February 2006 Texas Bar Exam results
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2006, 01:24:38 PM »
Here's the results with the amount of people who took the test:

---------------took-passed-failed
BAYLOR --------64 62- 2
ST. MARY'S -----26 21- 5
SOUTH TEXAS --83 65 -18
S.M.U.----------18 16-2
TEXAS TECH----23 17-6
T.S.U.----------26 20-6
T.W.U.---------40 33 -7
U OF HOUSTON-47 37-10
U OF TEXAS----37 34-3

So as you can see, the amount of students who take the test really matters and can skew these statistics a lot.

But St. Mary's still did well, but if you look at it this way, Texas Tech really didn't do that bad. They only had 6 people fail out of 23 who took the bar exam. Baylor really looks like they did a great job preparing their students, and SMU's statistic is very misleading because while only 2 people failed the bar, only 18 took the exam.

But as I said, wait until the results of the Summer bar come back, then you'll get a better idea of what the schools are really doing to prepare their students.