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Loyola University New Orleans School of Law leads in Louisiana Bar exam passage

Loyola press release - May 1, 2001

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans law students who took the Louisiana Bar examination in February out performed students from the other three law schools in the state—LSU, Southern University in Baton Rouge and Tulane University.

Forty-one of the 50 students taking the bar exam passed, six were conditioned, and one failed. The 82 percentage passage continues Loyola’s rising passage rate of the past few years.

In order to help prepare students for the bar, Loyola over the years has offered optional classes on how to take and write for the bar, and administrators have encouraged students not to work while reviewing for the bar, according to Lawrence Moore, S.J., associate dean for academic affairs at the law school. Moore said statistics show a significant gap in the passing rate between those students who work and those who do not.

LSU was second in the state with a 77-passage percentage, Tulane followed with 68, and Southern had a 60 percent passage rate.