TU College of Law Exceeds State Average on Recent Bar Exam

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Results of Oklahoma’s latest bar exam, administered in July, show that TU College of Law graduates passed at a higher rate than the state average.

TU College of Law graduates who took the bar exam for the first time passed with a 94 percent success rate, compared with a 93 percent state average. Overall, TU law school graduates passed at a 90 percent rate, a figure that includes both first-time and repeat test takers. The overall statewide bar passage rate for first-time and repeat test takers was 87 percent.

“I am incredibly proud of how our graduates performed on the July bar exam,” said Janet Levit, dean of the TU College of Law. “We remain confident that our students graduate with the necessary tools to pass the bar exam and contribute meaningfully to the legal profession.”

Levit also pointed to the success of students who participated in the bar prep courses and exam review sessions offered by the law school.

“The students who participated in the review opportunities passed at nearly a 100 percent rate,” Levit said. “This reinforces the message that preparation and focus are vital to bar exam success.”

Jimmy Hart