Lincoln Memorial University

LMU Law posts highest bar pass rate in school history

Oct. 7, 2016 — Lincoln Memorial University’s John J. Duncan, Jr., School of Law posted the highest first-time pass rate in school history with the release of the July 2016 Tennessee bar exam results on Friday.

With a first-time pass rate of 87.5 percent, LMU Law beat the state average of 73.23 percent for first-time bar takers. Three out of the four re-examinees from LMU Law, or 75 percent, also passed the July 2016 examination. LMU Law’s first-time pass rate, re-examination pass rate, and overall pass rate of 85 percent were each the second-highest among all Tennessee law schools.

“Our law school has some very happy graduates today,” said Vice President and Dean Gary R. Wade. “I credit our top notch faculty and staff for the development of an excellent Class of 2016. Of course, Associate Dean Tommy Sangchompuphen and the academic success and bar preparation programs merit special kudos for their efforts, but the real champions are the students themselves. This year’s graduates have distinguished themselves through their remarkable work ethic and their dedication to the future of the profession.”

Since the law school graduated its first class in May 2013, 93 percent of LMU Law graduates who have taken a bar exam have passed it.


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