Knoxville, Tenn. — preLaw Magazine published its “Best Value” issue in October, naming Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law a Best Value Private Law School.
The distinction came after the magazine calculated an estimated “true tuition,” the average amount students pay once grants and scholarships are factored, and weighted it with other factors including graduate employment rates, bar passage, debt and cost of living in ranking private law schools.
LMU Law was recognized among institutions including Boston College, Boston University, Brigham Young University, Wake Forest University, Washington and Lee University and Washington University in St. Louis, among others. A total of 13 private law schools were included on the national list.
It marks the first time LMU has been added to the list and comes on the heels of the school’s most successful bar exam showing to date. With a first-time taker pass rate of 87.5 percent, LMU Law beat the state average of 73.23 percent for first-time bar takers on the July 2016 examination. LMU Law’s first-time taker pass rate, re-exam pass rate, and overall pass rate were each the second-highest among all Tennessee law schools.
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.