Bar Exam Winners

Bar Exam Winners

Law schools ranked by bar exam performance in relation to incoming LSAT scores

Law School name Bar Pass 2009 Avg State 2009 Bar Pass 2010 State Bar Pass 2010 LSAT Bar pass ratio Studentized Deviation
Louisiana State University 89.2 73.7 81 67.3 155 121% 1.77
Campbell University 90.8 76.8 95.3 82.6 154 117% 1.62
Stanford University Law School 94.2 76.5 97.4 81.4 167 121% 1.54
Wake Forest University 93.5 78.7 97.5 83.4 160 118% 1.49
University of California, Berkeley 91.6 73.2 87.7 78.1 162 119% 1.49
University of Southern California 90.8 73.2 89.6 78.1 166 119% 1.46
North Carolina Central University 81.6 77.3 82.5 83.1 143 102% 1.44
Widener University - Penn. 93.1 85.7 91.2 86.5 148 107% 1.4
University of Washington 87.5 74.4 84.7 74.4 160 116% 1.39
Nova Southeastern University 83.9 77.8 84.1 80.8 148 106% 1.35
University of Wyoming 90.9 80.1 75.8 73.3 151 108% 1.34
Willamette University School of Law 86.7 76.9 84.9 78.2 154 111% 1.33
Wayne State University Law School 89.4 86.9 95.9 82.1 153 110% 1.33
Marquette University Law School 100 90.8 100 91.8 154 110% 1.28
University of Arizona 92.9 79.8 91.5 82.5 161 114% 1.28
Faulkner University 89.6 86.4 93.4 89 148 104% 1.27
George Washington University 94 80.8 95.2 85.3 162 114% 1.27
University of California - Los Angeles 85.3 73.2 88.5 78.1 165 115% 1.26
Florida Coastal School of Law 78.8 77.8 83 80.8 146 102% 1.26
California Western School of Law 77.9 73.7 84.2 78.1 151 107% 1.26
University of North Carolina 89.8 77.6 89.8 82.6 159 112% 1.25
Duquesne University 87.7 85.7 95.7 86.7 151 106% 1.24
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles 82.9 73.2 85.5 78.1 158 111% 1.24
University of Virginia School of Law 94.3 82.3 98.1 85.3 166 115% 1.24
University of South Carolina School of Law 85.3 78.2 91 81.8 156 110% 1.24
Yale Law School 96.4 82.5 97.2 85.1 171 116% 1.24
Indiana University --Bloomington 94.6 84.8 93.9 86.7 156 110% 1.23
Florida International University 81.8 78.1 88 80.8 152 107% 1.22
Liberty University School of Law 75 79.5 94.7 84.6 148 103% 1.22
Capital University Law School 88 86 94.8 88.1 150 105% 1.22
University of South Dakota 96.9 89.9 94.9 95.2 149 104% 1.2
George Mason University 88.1 77.2 88.5 82.7 158 111% 1.2
University of San Francisco 78.3 73.2 86 78.1 155 109% 1.2
University of Arkansas School of Law 85 74.2 82 82.5 153 107% 1.19
William and Mary Law School 91.6 80.4 90.9 83.6 160 111% 1.19
University of California, Davis 88 73.2 79.9 78.1 160 111% 1.19
Pepperdine University 80 73.2 87.2 78.1 159 111% 1.17
University of Alabama 96.6 86.5 97.2 89 159 110% 1.17
University of Mississippi 91.1 84.9 90 88.1 151 105% 1.16
University of Memphis 88.2 82.4 93.1 88.1 153 106% 1.16
Vanderbilt University Law School 96.9 85.3 96.7 86.8 165 112% 1.15
Texas Tech University 93.4 85.5 86.6 84.5 153 106% 1.14
Seton Hall University School of Law 90.2 83.6 90.4 84.7 155 107% 1.14
Inter-American University 41.3 50.3 47.9 54.2 135 85% 1.14
University of Wisconsin Law School 100 90.8 99.3 91.8 158 109% 1.14
University of Miami School of Law 82.5 79.6 90.5 80.8 156 108% 1.13
University of Nevada, Las Vegas 80.2 73 81.5 76.9 156 108% 1.13
University of Georgia School of Law 95.1 85.8 98.9 88.8 162 111% 1.13
Mississippi College School of Law 79.8 85.3 94.3 88.2 147 100% 1.13
Southern Methodist University 89.5 85.5 93.7 84.5 156 108% 1.13
University of California - Hastings 84.9 73.2 81.1 78.1 160 110% 1.12
University of Colorado Law School 92.9 85.7 93.3 83.3 161 110% 1.11
South Texas College of Law 86.8 85.5 89.2 84.5 151 104% 1.11
Phoenix School of Law 69.1 80.1 96.9 84 148 101% 1.11
University of Florida 85.7 77.8 88.7 81.5 160 110% 1.1
University of Toledo College of Law 88.8 86.2 88.8 87.1 150 102% 1.1
Villanova University School of Law 93.8 85.4 93.1 86.4 159 109% 1.09
Baylor University School of Law 95 85.5 93 85 162 110% 1.09
University of Nebraska 90.9 86.9 92.9 88.6 153 105% 1.09
Duke University School of Law 94.2 81.8 93 85.8 168 112% 1.08
University of Pennsylvania 95.7 86.1 98.3 88.2 166 111% 1.08
Creighton University School of Law 91.4 88.4 89.5 87.5 151 103% 1.08
University of Richmond 82.7 77.1 90.6 82.7 159 108% 1.07
University of Akron 89.7 86 90.7 88.1 152 104% 1.07
Florida State University 86.5 77.8 86.9 80.8 161 109% 1.07
Samford University 92.4 86.5 94.2 92.3 153 104% 1.07
Quinnipiac University 89.7 85.6 93.1 88.3 154 105% 1.07
Michigan State University 93.5 87.6 84.2 83.9 152 104% 1.07
Mercer University 87.3 86.3 95.8 89.3 153 104% 1.07
University of Maryland 85.1 78.2 90.1 85.5 157 107% 1.06
University of Oregon School of Law 82.5 76.9 83.8 78.5 157 107% 1.06
Harvard Law School 98.2 85.4 97.3 89.7 171 112% 1.06
University of Oklahoma 95.1 86.8 96.3 92.8 157 107% 1.05
Southern Illinois University 90.8 91 95.4 91.1 151 102% 1.05
Chicago-Kent College of Law 95.2 90.9 96.3 90.9 155 105% 1.04
University of Missouri — Kansas City School of Law 94.7 91.8 97.6 92.3 154 104% 1.04
University of North Dakota 85.3 87 87.3 87 148 99% 1.03
University of Baltimore 81.9 78.2 84.7 85.5 151 102% 1.03
University of Houston Law Center 91.3 85.5 91.3 84.5 159 107% 1.03
Roger Williams University 88.4 83.4 81.3 86.6 149 100% 1.02
Georgia State University 94.1 86.3 94.2 89.3 159 107% 1.02
Hamline University School of Law 88.8 89.6 91.6 91.2 149 100% 1.02
Georgetown University Law Center 91 81.4 93.7 85.9 168 110% 1.02
New York University School of Law 96.9 86.5 97.2 89 169 111% 1.02
Saint Louis University 95.2 91.7 94.2 92.3 153 103% 1
Temple University 95.1 85.7 89.1 86.7 159 107% 1
Notre Dame Law School 87.6 83.8 96.3 86.2 162 108% 0.99
University of New Mexico 94.8 90.6 92.1 91.6 153 103% 0.99
Cornell Law School 90.5 84.5 99.2 89 166 109% 0.99
Santa Clara University 81.5 73.2 78.5 78.1 158 106% 0.98
University of Pittsburgh 91.9 85.7 90.6 86.7 158 106% 0.98
University of the Pacific 77.4 73.2 79.8 78.1 155 104% 0.98
Seattle University School of Law 75.6 74.4 79 74.4 155 104% 0.98
University of Tennessee 88.5 82.4 89.7 88.1 156 105% 0.98
Columbia University School of Law 96.1 86.5 96.7 89 170 110% 0.98
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School 82.7 86.3 88.7 88.6 148 98% 0.98
Widener University - Delaware 85.9 85.7 86.1 86.7 150 100% 0.97
Northeastern University 95.1 89.8 93.7 92.3 155 104% 0.97
University of Tulsa 88.2 86.6 92.3 91.4 152 101% 0.97
St. Mary's University School of Law 83.6 85.5 87.2 84.5 151 100% 0.96
Arizona State University 83.3 79.8 89.5 84 158 106% 0.96
Stetson University College of Law 81.1 77.8 82 80.8 154 103% 0.96
University of Minnesota Law School 92.1 87.4 96.2 90.8 159 106% 0.95
University of Kentucky 82.6 85.9 93.7 83.1 157 104% 0.94
Ohio State University 94.4 86.1 90.3 88.1 160 106% 0.94
St. John's University School of Law 91.3 86.5 90.6 89 156 104% 0.94
University of Michigan 94.4 84.6 92.1 86.9 168 109% 0.94
University of Texas School of Law 93 84.4 88.9 84.5 164 108% 0.94
Drake University Law School 95.7 92.9 90.3 90.4 153 101% 0.93
Boston University School of Law 96.3 88.5 95.8 90.8 163 107% 0.93
Indiana University — Indianapolis 82.7 82.7 83.8 84.4 151 100% 0.93
University of Louisville 85.6 85.9 88 83.1 155 103% 0.92
University of Dayton 80.6 86.1 91.6 88.3 150 99% 0.92
Brigham Young University 88.8 84.2 91.2 85.6 161 106% 0.91
University of Montana 94 88.6 88.1 92.5 153 101% 0.9
University of Connecticut 88.9 85.9 92.3 88.3 158 104% 0.9
American University 84.1 80.8 88.8 85.5 158 104% 0.89
St. Thomas University 73.6 77.8 79 80.8 148 96% 0.89
University of Iowa College of Law 93.3 89.6 93.1 89.7 158 104% 0.89
Chapman University School of Law 77.6 73.2 76.6 78.3 155 102% 0.89
University of Maine School of Law 82.4 82.5 91.5 90.7 153 100% 0.88
University of Chicago Law School 91.5 86 95.2 87.6 168 108% 0.88
Loyola University Chicago 93.1 90.9 94.3 90.9 157 103% 0.88
University of Hawaii 88.2 85.9 86.5 88.5 153 100% 0.87
Loyola University New Orleans 70.2 73.7 67.4 67.3 150 98% 0.87
Suffolk University Law School 88.1 89.8 92.8 92.3 152 99% 0.87
University of Idaho College of Law 83.7 83.2 77.2 80.2 151 98% 0.87
Texas Wesleyan University 89.6 85.5 77.8 84.5 151 98% 0.87
Northern Kentucky University 85.7 86 84.6 85.9 152 99% 0.86
Whittier Law School 65.6 74 82.6 78.1 150 97% 0.85
Appalachian School of Law 74.6 80.8 79.4 84.2 146 93% 0.85
Cleveland State University 83.1 86.2 90.3 88.1 153 99% 0.84
Lewis & Clark Law School 78.5 76.9 80.5 78.6 157 102% 0.84
New England Law | Boston 85.8 89.4 91.5 91.9 151 98% 0.84
Regent University School of Law 76.2 78.7 81.7 84.4 150 97% 0.84
University of St. Thomas, Minn. 90.9 89.6 89.8 91.2 154 100% 0.83
Northern Illinois University 79.7 90.9 96.1 90.9 150 97% 0.83
University of Detroit Mercy 85.3 86.8 71.4 82.1 146 93% 0.82
Syracuse University College of Law 87.5 86.4 84.8 87.6 153 99% 0.82
Tulane University Law School 80.7 77.9 79.5 76.8 160 104% 0.82
Boston College Law School 95.5 88.6 94 92.3 163 105% 0.82
Fordham University School of Law 89.8 86.5 94.1 89 163 105% 0.82
Ohio Northern University 79.2 86 85.1 86 149 96% 0.82
University of San Diego 76.5 74.2 80.7 78.5 159 103% 0.82
Benjamin Cardozo School of Law 89.5 86.5 92 89 160 103% 0.82
Emory University School of Law 91.8 86.3 93.5 89.3 166 106% 0.81
Washburn University School of Law 86.7 87.1 88 89.8 153 99% 0.81
Washington and Lee University 85.4 80.8 85.6 84.4 161 104% 0.8
West Virginia University 80.6 81.5 75.5 80 151 97% 0.79
New York Law School 81.1 86.5 91.3 89 153 98% 0.78
William Mitchell College of Law 85.7 89.6 90.3 91.1 152 97% 0.78
Washington University 91.7 88.5 91.2 88.5 162 103% 0.77
DePaul University College of Law 92.4 90.9 89.1 90.9 156 100% 0.76
Gonzaga University School of Law 71.2 76.8 79.9 76.9 154 98% 0.75
University of Kansas 79.4 87.3 95.1 89.2 155 99% 0.74
University of Denver 87.7 85.7 80.4 83.3 156 99% 0.74
University of Illinois College of Law 95.5 90.5 91.2 90.8 163 103% 0.73
Northwestern University 90.6 89.2 96 90.3 166 104% 0.73
University of Cincinnati 90.6 86.4 83.6 88 157 100% 0.73
University of Missouri 92.1 91.8 91.9 92.3 157 100% 0.73
Rutgers University - Newark 81.5 83.6 84.5 84.7 155 99% 0.73
University of Utah 89 88.9 86.5 87.3 157 100% 0.72
John Marshall Law School 85.1 90.9 87.9 90.9 151 95% 0.72
Oklahoma City University 83.7 86.5 81.4 91 149 93% 0.71
Pace University School of Law 84.3 86.5 83.3 89 152 96% 0.7
Charleston School of Law 77.5 78.2 73.5 81.8 151 94% 0.68
Barry University 70.5 77.8 76.5 80.8 149 93% 0.68
Catholic University of America 77.4 79.3 84.1 85.3 156 98% 0.68
Brooklyn Law School 88 86.5 89.1 89 162 101% 0.66
Valparaiso University School of Law 77.1 85.5 77.7 86.6 147 90% 0.65
Thomas M. Cooley Law School 77.4 86.3 70.6 84.5 144 87% 0.65
Rutgers-Camden 80 83.6 84.5 84.7 157 98% 0.63
City University of New York 80.4 86.5 84.1 89 152 94% 0.61
Albany Law School 82.9 86.5 81.5 88.9 152 94% 0.61
Ave Maria School of Law 70 83.6 77.2 83.7 147 88% 0.56
Case Western Reserve University 77.5 85.2 89 88 157 96% 0.55
Pennsylvania State University 82.4 85.5 80.9 86.1 157 95% 0.51
University of the District of Columbia 60.9 76.9 80 82.1 149 88% 0.48
Vermont Law School 64.3 81 90.4 86.9 153 92% 0.48
Golden Gate University 64.2 73.2 71.6 78.1 151 90% 0.46
Touro College 75.8 86.5 77.4 88.6 149 87% 0.44
Hofstra University School of Law 76.5 86.5 86.5 89 156 93% 0.43
Western New England College 82.3 87.9 75.6 89.8 151 89% 0.43
University at Buffalo Law School 79.3 86.5 81.2 89 155 91% 0.4
Southwestern Law School 61.2 73.2 69.7 78.1 152 86% 0.28
Florida A&M University 52.5 77.8 65.7 80.8 144 74% 0.08
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 48.2 74.6 75.1 79.8 149 79% 0.07
Texas Southern University 67.9 85.5 59.6 84.5 145 75% 0.05
Western State University 51.1 73.9 67.3 78.2 148 78% 0.03
Howard University School of Law 63.8 80.7 63.8 85.7 151 77% -0.14
University of La Verne 34.7 74.3 60.6 78.7 150 62% -0.79