U of M Law Graduates' Bar Passage Rate Remains High University News
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.


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