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Texas Bar Exam results for Texas Law Schools
« on: May 05, 2006, 07:29:51 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: Texas Bar Exam results for Texas Law Schools
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006, 07:32:00 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




sucks for tech

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Ahhh.... you're missing something!
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006, 07:45:18 PM »
This is why I don't trust statistics....

Left out of that stat is that of the 97% of the Baylor students who passed the Texas bar exam...

...100% had to go to Baylor.

Spending three years in Baylor to pass the bar is like spending ten years in prison to clear your name. Yeah, you're happy you got your name cleared, but you have to think that there's a better way to do it.

(man... renting out the library for a prom.... way to go Dean!)

All your Baylors are belong to us!

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Re: Texas Bar Exam results for Texas Law Schools
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2006, 09:38:24 AM »
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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Re: Texas Bar Exam results for Texas Law Schools
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2006, 12:22:37 PM »
The Texas Board of Law Examiners' website is located at

www. ble. state. tx. us