For the third consecutive testing cycle, 87 percent of St. Mary’s University School of Law graduates passed the state bar exam and exceeded the state average.

In the February exam, 87.5 percent of first-time test takers passed; 32
St. Mary’s students took the bar exam and 28 passed.

St. Mary’s surpassed the statewide average of 81.5 percent and topped nationally ranked law schools Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas, which posted rates of 83 percent.

“The February bar results are indisputable proof that a St. Mary’s legal education prepares students for a successful legal career,” said Charles E. Cantú, dean of St. Mary’s School of Law. “While we are pleased with our continued progress in the last few years, we couldn’t be prouder of the hard work and preparation of our students. We wish them the best as they begin their legal careers.”

A complete list of the bar passage rates can be found on the Texas Board of Law Examiners’ website.

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