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Texas Schools' Bar Exam results
« on: May 06, 2005, 08:04:39 PM »
The results are in from the February 2005 Texas Bar Exam.  The results for the Texas Law Schools are listed below:

1. Texas Tech [Passed 90.63 percent--9.37 percent failed]
2. Baylor [Passed 90.38 percent--9.62 percent failed]
3. UT Law [Passed 87 percent--13 percent failed]
4. SMU [Passed 84 percent--16 percent failed]
5. UH [Passed 81 percent--19 percent failed]
6. Tex. Wes. [Passed 73 percent--27 percent failed]
7 St. Mary's [Passed 72 percent --28 percent failed]
8 South Texas [Passed 70 percent--30 percent failed]
9 Texas Southern [Passed 60 percent--40 percent failed]

Congratulations to Texas Tech for the highest bar passing rate.

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Re: Texas Schools' Bar Exam results
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005, 01:44:33 AM »
The results are in from the February 2005 Texas Bar Exam.  The results for the Texas Law Schools are listed below:

1. Texas Tech [Passed 90.63 percent--9.37 percent failed]
2. Baylor [Passed 90.38 percent--9.62 percent failed]
3. UT Law [Passed 87 percent--13 percent failed]
4. SMU [Passed 84 percent--16 percent failed]
5. UH [Passed 81 percent--19 percent failed]
6. Tex. Wes. [Passed 73 percent--27 percent failed]
7 St. Mary's [Passed 72 percent --28 percent failed]
8 South Texas [Passed 70 percent--30 percent failed]
9 Texas Southern [Passed 60 percent--40 percent failed]

Congratulations to Texas Tech for the highest bar passing rate.

if i was writing an article for this, the heading would be, "True Texas Rankings Revealed".


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Re: Texas Schools' Bar Exam results
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005, 10:57:28 AM »
Though I am happy that Tech is moving up in the rankings and becoming more competitive in Texas, I think Tech needs to show consistancy with the bar passage rates before people get too excited with these numbers. It's great that Tech is happy and proud of these results, but I hope they don't go overboard with these stats and dwell on bar passage rates (especially for just one test).
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Re: Texas Schools' Bar Exam results
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2005, 01:03:32 AM »
Though I am happy that Tech is moving up in the rankings and becoming more competitive in Texas, I think Tech needs to show consistancy with the bar passage rates before people get too excited with these numbers. It's great that Tech is happy and proud of these results, but I hope they don't go overboard with these stats and dwell on bar passage rates (especially for just one test).

Is 10 years consistent enough?

http://law.baylor.edu/careersvcs/employers/barpassagerate.htm



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Re: Texas Schools' Bar Exam results
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2005, 01:39:51 AM »
Some schools spend three years teaching you how to pass the bar; Others actually make you think about the law.


Spoken like a true, ranking-whore ignorant 0L.
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Re: Texas Schools' Bar Exam results
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2005, 08:37:58 AM »
Though I am happy that Tech is moving up in the rankings and becoming more competitive in Texas, I think Tech needs to show consistancy with the bar passage rates before people get too excited with these numbers. It's great that Tech is happy and proud of these results, but I hope they don't go overboard with these stats and dwell on bar passage rates (especially for just one test).

Is 10 years consistent enough?

http://law.baylor.edu/careersvcs/employers/barpassagerate.htm




Sorry, I was talking about it being number one in the state, unless you are referring to Baylor.
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Re: Texas Schools' Bar Exam results
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2005, 01:32:23 PM »
Though I am happy that Tech is moving up in the rankings and becoming more competitive in Texas, I think Tech needs to show consistancy with the bar passage rates before people get too excited with these numbers. It's great that Tech is happy and proud of these results, but I hope they don't go overboard with these stats and dwell on bar passage rates (especially for just one test).

Is 10 years consistent enough?

http://law.baylor.edu/careersvcs/employers/barpassagerate.htm




Sorry, I was talking about it being number one in the state, unless you are referring to Baylor.

No, I was referring to Tech. I don't think they'll ever take over the top position, but I think they are pretty entrenched near the top.
But, if you take into consideration that their LSAT's are much lower than Baylor and UT, it is impressive that their students do nearly as well on the Bar.

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Re: Texas Schools' Bar Exam results
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2005, 02:57:23 PM »
Some schools spend three years teaching you how to pass the bar; Others actually make you think about the law.


Spoken like a true, ranking-whore ignorant 0L.

That time of the month or just upset because bahamut means law school reject? Good luck with your career in social security law. Sincerely, HTH.

I may be an ignorant 0L, but others also recognize that bar passage rates are more important to some law schools than others.

From leews.com:

Basic Truth -- The easier it is to get into a law school, generally the tougher the grading at that school, and vice versa. Thus, schools like Thomas Cooley (in Lansing, MI), U. Dayton, Southwestern (LA), etc. tend to make it tough even to get B's.  Conversely, it is practically impossible to flunk out of a place like Yale.  The reason is that lesser schools are terribly concerned about their bar pass rate.  It's a selling point for them, and many law schools are very much in the business of attracting students and their hefty tuitions.  [Oh, yes!  Most law schools are very much about making money.  A few years ago George Washington U. law school provoked a furor among its students when it was revealed that 70 percent of its revenues were being shunted over to the university at large.  That's right.  It took only 30 percent of revenues to run the law school.]  So practically anyone can get into law school -- somewhere!  $20,000+ in tuition is too hard to pass up.  But then they set about weeding out the "weaker" students before they can mess up the bar pass rate.  At some schools that means flunking students out in their third year, . . . after collecting all that tuition!



Actually, Bahamut means something completely different. Nontheless, I thought your comment was one of sarcasm - I, too, see the importance of bar passage rates but I figured you were just calling this a fluke and attempting to assert, say, the superiority of UT (since it's ranked highest).

If not, my bad.

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Re: Texas Schools' Bar Exam results
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2005, 01:49:39 AM »
The best part about the Texas Bar Exam is that it's the only one in which you are allowed to bring in a concealed weapon. As a result, the passage rates tend to be inversely proportional to the number of proctors that are "packing."