• Baylor law students lead Texas in bar exam pass rate for 15th time in last 22 tries

    Baylor law studentsStop me if you’ve heard this one before… For the 15th time since July 2001, Baylor Law School students have claimed the top pass rate on the Texas State Bar Exam.

    Of the 54 Baylor students who took the three-day exam for the first time in February, 50 passed, a 92.59% success rate. Only one other school (SMU) even topped 90%; third-place was Texas Tech at barely more than 80%. The overall state pass rate was just 77%.

    The exam is given twice a year, so this was the 22nd offering since July 2001. Baylor law has led the state in first-time pass rate a whopping 15 times. No other school has led more than three times over that span.

    Baylor students also demonstrated their abilities relative to students from other schools in claiming both first and second place at the National Trial Competition, beating out approximately 300 teams from all over the country in the nation’s largest and oldest mock trial competition. In the final round, Mark Walraven and Steven Lopez defeated Joel Towner and Chaille Graft Walraven; the quartet is pictured above.

    Sic ’em, Baylor law!