TU law students show strong results in most recent bar exam

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Published on 9/30/08

Results of Oklahoma’s latest bar exam, administered in July, show continued progress by students from The University of Tulsa College of Law.

Ninety-three percent of TU College of Law graduates taking the exam for the first time passed. In all, 89 percent of the TU Law graduates taking the exam were successful.

The overall rate in July was a full 10 percent higher than the results of the July 2007 exam. That exam showed 88 percent of TU’s first-time participants passing with a 79-percent overall rate. The February 2007 exam was similar with 84 percent of first-time test takers passing and a 78 percent overall pass rate.

On the February 2008 exam, TU test takers finished with the best passage rate in the state of Oklahoma with numbers identical to the most recent results: 93 percent passing of first-time takers and 89 percent overall passed.

“The faculty and staff of the TU College of Law are pleased by the continued progress our students have shown through their bar passage results,” said Janet Levit, dean of the TU College of Law. “And I am especially heartened to note that TU students who took advantage of our bar preparation material had a nearly 100-percent pass rate.”

Among the preparation tools implemented by the college is a series of exam review sessions offered by the law school. Of all TU students passing the test in July, 97 percent also took advantage of the bar prep program.