LSU Law Center students achieved the state’s highest passage rate among all examinees on the latest Louisiana State Bar Exam and among first time takers, according to results released Oct. 5 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 2018.
Of all LSU Law test takers in July 2018, 87.41 percent successfully passed the exam. LSU Law graduates exceeded the overall state average (68.69 percent) by nearly 19 percentage points.
Among LSU graduates taking the bar exam for the first time, 92.13 percent passed, exceeding the state average (76.24 percent) by nearly 16 percentage points.
“We are very proud of our graduates and their performance on the bar exam. It is a testament to their hard work, and we congratulate them,” LSU Law Dean Thomas Galligan said. “It is also a validation of the engaged teaching and support our faculty and staff provide to our students.”
LSU Law’s passage rate for both first-time and all test takers improved from the July 2017 bar exam, when 83.94 percent of LSU Law first time test takers and 80.54 percent of all test takers passed.
Bar passage is required before graduating law students may practice in Louisiana. The results 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 report is available at http://www.lasc.org/press_room/bar_exam_results.asp.
The results for all test takers are as follows:
|LSU||135||118 (87.41%)||17 (12.59%)|
|LOYOLA||104||87 (83.65%)||17 (16.35%)|
|SOUTHERN||140||62 (44.29%)||78 (55.71%)|
|TULANE||76||60 (78.95%)||16 (21.05%)|
|OTHER||88||46 (52.27%)||42 (47.73%)|
|TOTAL||543||373 (68.69%)||170 (31.31%)|
The results for first-time test takers are as follows:
|LSU||127||117 (92.13%)||10 (7.87%)|
|LOYOLA||93||81 (87.10%)||12 (12.90%)|
|SOUTHERN||95||53 (55.79%)||42 (44.21%)|
|TULANE||71||58 (81.69%)||13 (18.30%)|
|OTHER||77||44 (57.14%)||33 (42.86%)|
|TOTAL||463||353 (76.24%)||110 (23.76%)|