Paul L. Caron
Dean


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Law School Rankings By Bar Exam Overperformance

The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar yesterday released comprehensive data on bar passage outcomes for ABA-accredited law schools. Here are the 56 law schools that outperformed their state's average bar pass rate for first-time takers in 2019 by at least 10% (the full data for all 199 law schools is here):

    School Pass Rate State Pass Rate Difference
1 GEORGIA 91.76% 67.78% 23.98%
2 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 94.81% 70.92% 23.89%
3 WISCONSIN 100.00% 76.99% 23.01%
4 MARQUETTE 99.44% 77.00% 22.44%
5 GEORGIA STATE 86.91% 65.92% 20.99%
6 STANFORD 95.32% 74.35% 20.97%
7 CHICAGO 96.45% 76.32% 20.13%
8 HARVARD  98.93% 79.01% 19.92%
9 YALE 96.26% 77.38% 18.88%
10 DUKE 97.70% 78.98% 18.72%
11 UCLA 89.46% 70.94% 18.52%
12 UC-BERKELEY 90.37% 71.88% 18.49%
13 MICHIGAN 95.39% 77.18% 18.21%
14 VIRGINIA 95.79% 77.69% 18.10%
15 ILLINOIS 92.50% 74.74% 17.76%
16 USC 87.73% 70.06% 17.67%
17 PENNSYLVANIA 97.07% 79.69% 17.38%
18 VANDERBILT 94.15% 77.27% 16.88%
19 TEXAS 93.29% 77.10% 16.19%
20 FLORIDA 87.12% 71.09% 16.03%
21 FLORIDA STATE 86.71% 70.78% 15.93%
22 NORTHWESTERN 91.97% 76.05% 15.92%
23 BELMONT 96.25% 80.56% 15.69%
24 GEORGETOWN 92.67% 76.99% 15.68%
25 NEW HAMPSHIRE 87.09% 72.22% 14.87%
26 LIBERTY 92.00% 77.25% 14.75%
27 NOTRE DAME 90.16% 75.69% 14.47%
28 UC-DAVIS 84.46% 70.01% 14.45%
29 MERCER 81.25% 66.98% 14.27%
30 NORTH CAROLINA 92.50% 78.85% 13.65%
31 COLUMBIA 95.11% 81.48% 13.63%
32 IOWA 92.59% 79.02% 13.57%
33 NYU 95.96% 82.48% 13.48%
34 SETON HALL 90.44% 76.99% 13.45%
35 MINNESOTA 93.04% 79.62% 13.42%
36 WILLIAM & MARY 90.91% 77.53% 13.38%
37 BAYLOR 90.32% 77.29% 13.03%
38 TEXAS A&M 90.32% 77.34% 12.98%
39 GEORGE MASON 87.90% 75.07% 12.83%
40 WASHINGTON & LEE 89.72% 76.99% 12.73%
41 INDIANA - BLOOMINGTON 88.19% 75.47% 12.72%
42 GEORGE WASHINGTON 88.02% 75.35% 12.67%
43 ARIZONA STATE 86.69% 74.17% 12.52%
44 PEPPERDINE 82.42% 70.17% 12.25%
45 ALABAMA 93.65% 81.72% 11.93%
46 CORNELL 93.79% 81.97% 11.82%
47 UC-IRVINE 81.49% 69.74% 11.75%
48 CAMPBELL 91.51% 79.86% 11.65%
49 LOYOLA-CHICAGO 85.32% 74.10% 11.22%
50 WAKE FOREST 90.00% 78.86% 11.14%
51 COLORADO 87.50% 76.54% 10.96%
51 WAYNE STATE 81.51% 70.55% 10.96%
53 BOSTON UNIVERSITY 91.60% 80.73% 10.87%
54 EMORY  82.82% 72.02% 10.80%
55 BOSTON COLLEGE 91.46% 80.99% 10.47%
56 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 89.13% 78.70% 10.43%

Karen Sloan (Law.com), Bar Exam Pass Rate Jumps to 80% Nationwide for First-Timers

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/02/law-school-rankings-by-bar-exam-overperformance.html

Legal Ed News, Legal Ed Rankings, Legal Education | Permalink

Comments

Why are Wisconsin and Marquette listed? They have bar privilege. We would expect nothing less than a 100% bar pass rate in Wisconsin, since their grads get waived in. If anything, Marquette's 99.44% (pure) is an underperformance.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Feb 19, 2020 7:15:55 AM