LSU Law Students Achieve State’s Highest Passage Rate on July 2008 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 78.2 percent of examinees receiving passing scores on the July 2008 administration of the Bar. In all, 165 LSU Law Center students took the exam and 129, or better than three out of four, successfully passed the Bar.

“We are proud of our graduates’ hard work and of the solid preparation LSU Law provides new lawyers,” said Jack M. Weiss, LSU Law Chancellor.

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 2008 Bar Admissions for overall passage by all examinees are as follows:

School # of Applicants Passed Conditioned Failed
LSU 165 129 (78.2%) 21 (12.7%) 15 (9.1%)
Loyola 176 124 (70.5%) 28 (15.9%) 24 (13.6%)
Southern 136 71 (52.2%) 34 (25%) 31 (22.8%)
Tulane 76 58 (76.3%) 12 (15.8%) 6 (7.9%)
Other 202 104 (51.5%) 37 (18.3%) 61 (30.2%)
TOTAL 755 486 (64.3%) 132 (17.4 %) 137 (18.1%)

The report on bar passage rate is available at http://www.lasc.org/press_room/bar_exam_results.asp.

Contact: Karen Soniat,  225/578-8645, ksonia2@lsu.edu     

 

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