NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Thinking of going to law school? Newly released results will tell you where you have the best chance of passing that all-important Bar exam. Results from statewide bar exams from July 2016 show that LSU has the highest percentage of students passing the Louisiana State Bar Exam. Southern University students scored the worst.
The results, released by the Committee on Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Louisiana,of all of the LSU law students who took the test for the first time, nearly 82% passed. Coming in second was Loyola University, where more than 77-percent passed on the first try, followed by Tulane Law School,which had a 74% passage rate. At Southern University, 60-percent of its law students passed. That;s lower than the overall state average of nearly 72%.
LSU also came up on top when looking at the pass rate of all students taking the bar exam in July 02 2016, including not just first time test takers, but those retaking the exam again. Of all LSU Law test takers in July 2016, 77.86 percent successfully passed the exam, exceeding the overall state average (64.94 percent) by nearly 13 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."
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 first time test takers are as follows:
The results for all test takers are as follows: