LSU Law Achieves State’s Highest Passage Rate on July 2010 Bar Exam

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Baton Rouge – 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.

Students continued their traditional first place passage rate, with 76.8% percent of examinees receiving passing scores on the July administration of the Bar. In all, 151 LSU Law Center students took the exam, and 116 successfully passed the Bar.

“We’re pleased that our students once again have achieved the highest bar passage rate among the four Louisiana law schools,” said LSU Law Chancellor Jack Weiss. “Historically, the overall passage rate goes up and down from year to year, so we look primarily to how our students’ pass rate compares to the overall state passage rate in a given year. Our pass rate using this relative measure also remains the highest in the state and is a tremendous credit to our students and faculty.”

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 2010 Bar Admissions for overall passage by all examinees are as follows:

JULY 2010

SCHOOL

# APPLICANTS

PASSED

CONDITIONED

FAILED

LSU

151

116 (76.8%)

19 (12.6%)

16 (10.6%)

LOYOLA

214

147 (68.7%)

34 (15.9%)

33 (15.4%)

SOUTHERN

116

64 (55.2%)

19 (16.4%)

33 (28.4%)

TULANE

112

82 (73.2%)

16 (14.3%)

14 (12.5%)

OTHER

168

92 (54.8%)

22 (13.1%)

54 (32.1%)

TOTAL:

761

501 (65.8%)

110 (14.5%)

150 (19.7%)

The report on bar passage rate.

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

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