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Friday, November 6, 2020

Texas Bar Exam Pass Rate Soars

Texas Lawyer, Texas Bar Exam Pass Rate Soared in September, After July Cancellation:

The overall pass rate for the September 2020 Texas Bar Examination, which was given in-person, came in at 76.7%—higher than the last two Texas exams—with graduates of the University of Texas School of Law posting the highest first-time pass rate.
That 76.7% overall pass rate for the September exam compares with 45.9% in February, and 68.5% in July 2019.

Here are the results for first-time test-takers by law school, along with each school's U.S. News ranking:

Bar Pass Rate (Rank)

School

US News Rank

TX (Overall)

2020

2019

1 (98.3)

2 (93.3%)

Texas

1 (16)

2 (95.6%)

3 (90.7%)

Texas A&M

5 (60)

3 (94.0%)

5 (85.3%)

Houston

3 (56)

4 (93.4%)

4 (88.7%)

SMU

3 (56)

5 (92.3%)

6 (82.8%)

Texas Tech

6 (111)

6 (92.2%)

1 (93.5%)

Baylor

2 (50)

85.6%

81.5%

Statewide Avg. (Texas Law Schools)

 

7 (84.82%)

7 (76.4%)

South Texas

7 (Tier 2)

84.76%

77.0%

Statewide Avg. (All Law Schools)

 

8 (79.4%)

8 (69.8%)

St. Mary’s

7 (Tier 2)

9 (62.5%)

9 (67.6%)

North Texas

Not Ranked

10 (53.5%)

10 (57.6%)

Texas Southern

7 (Tier 2)

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