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Missouri bar-passer rate rebounds slightly | See list of bar-passers

After dropping sharply last year, the pass rate for the Missouri Bar exam has inched back up. Overall, 78 percent of test-takers, or 524, passed the exam held in July, according to statistics released Sept. 18 by the Missouri Board ...

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Bar passage rate climbs

Fewer people may be taking the Missouri bar but more are passing it, as reflected by a significant increase in bar passage rates in the past decade. In fact, Missouri now has the third-highest bar exam passage rate in the nation.

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Braggin’ rights

As the latest Missouri bar exam passing rates come out — with Washington University regaining the top spot — Missouri Lawyers Weekly decided to take a look at which of the state’s four law schools have the most claims to fame. We examined the alma maters of the state’s governors, legislators, judges, bar presidents and law firm leaders. We even explored an anti-bragging right: the schools with the most graduates disbarred in recent years. You may be surprised by the results. Mizzou came away with the most first-place finishes. But each school in the survey has reasons to puff its chest and blast out a boastful e-mail to would-be students and potential donors.

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Most Disbarred

Beyond all the Web site promotions and notable graduates law schools tout, Missouri Lawyers Weekly also studied a reason for notoriety. The newspaper researched where recently disbarred attorneys earned their law degrees. The Missouri Board of Law Examiners tracks where ...

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Fewer take bar exam

The Missouri Board of Law Examiners released figures on Wednesday for the smallest group of February bar exam takers in recent memory. However, the percentage of successful takers remained on par with results from previous February tests. In total, 205 of the 269 people who took the test passed, a rate of 76 percent. In February 2008, about 74 percent of takers passed. Kellie Early (pictured), executive director of the Missouri Board of Law Examiners, says results of February’s bar exams are similar to those of past years.

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