LSU Law Center students achieved the state’s highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam, according to results released October 17 by the Committee on Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. The results are for test takers who sat for the statewide Bar examination in July 2014.
Of all LSU Law test takers in July, 81.50% successfully passed the exam. Among LSU graduates taking the bar exam for the first time, 85.81% passed.
LSU Law Center Chancellor Jack M. Weiss said, “I am pleased that LSU Law students once again achieved the highest pass rate on the Louisiana Bar Examination. The Law Center’s success is a tribute to our wonderful students and gifted faculty.”
“I’m particularly delighted to see that the pass rate of our first time takers has increased by 12.85 percentage points over last year’s first time pass rate of 72.96%,” Weiss said.
Chancellor Weiss also noted that the Law Center’s first time taker relative pass rate, the percentage of first time LSU Law exam takers who passed compared to the total first time pass rate of all test takers, was 1.14 – the highest of any Louisiana law school’s graduates. Relative pass rate among first time takers is the metric that is used by U.S. News and World Report for its ranking system, and for purposes of the Louisiana Grad Act in determining the law school’s tuition authority.
The results for first-time takers are as follows:
|SCHOOL||# APPLICANTS||PASSED||FAILED||PASS RATE|
The results for all test takers are as follows:
|LSU||173||141 (81.50%)||32 (18.50%)|
|LOYOLA||183||133 (72.68%)||50 (27.32%)|
|SOUTHERN||176||99 (56.25%)||77 (43.75%)|
|TULANE||81||63 (77.78%)||18 (22.22%)|
|OTHER||149||96 (64.43%)||53 (35.57%)|
|TOTAL||762||532 (69.82%)||230 (30.18%)|
Bar passage is required before graduating law students may practice in Louisiana. The results, released by the Committee on Bar Admissions, include the percentage of examinees passing the bar who graduated from the state’s public and private law schools and the percentage passing who graduated from out-of-state law schools.
The complete report on Bar passage is available here.