The 2023 Texas Bar Exam pass rates are in, and Texas A&M Law ranked no. 1 in the state. The law school’s 94.63 percent first-time bar pass rate also stands as the highest rate in the state for the last decade.
The latest results showcase the law school’s strides in elevating student preparedness for the bar exam. Since 2020, the law school has been among the top two highest-scoring law schools in Texas for first-time bar pass rates. The law school also produced the highest individual scorer on the bar exam twice in the last four years.
“I was ecstatic, but not surprised, that the students’ hard work paid off in such an impressive way. They exceeded my expectations,” said Professor John Murphy, Instructional Professor and Director of Academic Support & Bar Passage. “We’ve been working hard to become the leading Texas school in bar success — even while not ‘teaching to the test.’ That work is bearing fruit and is merely one aspect of the law school’s mission to be the best law school in Texas by every metric.”
Texas A&M Law’s success on the bar exam, among other factors, has contributed to significant improvements in employment outcomes for graduates. The law school’s Class of 2022 ranked first in the nation for “gold-standard” jobs — with a placement
rate of over 98 percent.
“The level of commitment our faculty and students show cannot be understated. They have truly raised the bar,” said Robert B. Ahdieh, Dean of Texas A&M Law and Vice President for Professional Schools & Programs. “We are all thrilled with the outcomes, but these results reflect a bigger story of how our graduates not only gain a high-quality legal education but are also poised to compete with the best across our state and the nation. We look forward to seeing how their success will shape
our local and national community.”
About Texas A&M Law From our strategic location in one of the largest and fastest growing legal markets in the country (Dallas-Fort Worth),
Texas A&M Law is shaping the future of legal education with unprecedented momentum. Motivated by our Aggie Core Values, our faculty are advancing knowledge at the intersection of scholarly excellence and real-world application.
Through innovative and collaborative teaching, we equip service-oriented lawyers, as well as professional and industry leaders of all kinds, to address the legal, economic, and social issues that will forge the future of Texas and the global community.
For more information, visit law.tamu.edu.
About Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University is a community of scholars dedicated to solving diverse, real-world problems through determination
and innovation. Texas A&M opened its doors in 1876 as the state’s first public institution of higher education and is today a tier-one research institution holding the elite triple land-, sea- and space-grant designations. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $1 billion in fiscal year 2022. Texas A&M’s 73,000 students
and over half a million former students are known for their commitment to service, as well as dedication to the university’s core values and rich traditions.