LSU tops bar exam passage in report

LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center has the best bar exam passage rates in the nation when compared to the LSAT scores of incoming law school students, according to a national report.

The new study by The National Jurist magazine on the “Best Schools for Bar Exam Preparation” examines bar passage rates compared to the academic quality of students who enter the law school through the results of the Law School Admission Test or LSAT.

The argument is that the graduates of most law schools pass bar exams relative to the academic preparedness of the new students. “But some schools … buck the averages,” according to the article. The LSU Law Center reportedly leads the nation in bucking the trend with a large standard deviation of 1.77 over the 1.00 average score.