LSU Law Students Achieve State’s Highest Passage Rate on July 2007 Bar Exam

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LSU Law Center students achieved the highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam, according to results released today by the Committee on Bar Admissions for the Supreme Court of Louisiana.

LSU Law students continued their traditional first place passage rate, with 76.7 % of examinees receiving passing scores on the July 2007 administration of the Bar. One hundred forty-six LSU Law Center students took the exam in July 2007 and 112, or 76.7%, successfully passed the Bar.

Bar passage is required before graduating law students may practice in Louisiana. The results, released by the Committee on Bar Admissions, compare percentage of examinees passing the Bar among the state’s public and private law schools and out-of-state colleges.

Results on the July 2007 Bar Admissions for overall passage by all examinees are as follows:

School No. of Applicants Passed Conditioned Failed
LSU 146 112 (76.7%) 25 (17.1%) 9 (6.2%)
Loyola 139 87 (62.6%) 26 (18.7%) 26 (18.7%)
Southern 135 73 (54.1%) 23 (17.0%) 39 (28.9%)
Tulane 84 60 (71.4%) 13 (15.5%) 11 (13.1%)
Other 136 65 (47.8%) 26 (19.1%) 45 (33.1%)
TOTAL 640 397 (62.0%) 113 (17.7 %) 130 (20.3%)

The report on bar passage rate is available at:

www.lasc.org/press_room/bar_exam_results.asp

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