For release: November 14, 2008
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Graduates of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis who
were first-time takers of the bar exam last summer scored a 94.1 percent passage rate,
maintaining the U of M school’s tradition of exceptionally high first-time passage
rates for that exam.
From the U of M, 102 graduates took the exam, and 96 passed. Statewide, there were
651 law school graduates who took the test, and 557 of them passed. Statewide, the
average first-time passage rate was 85.6 percent.
The statistics were reported by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners. The exam was
given in three cities – Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville – on July 30 and 31, 2008.