|A Note from UH Law Center Dean Ray Nimmer||Vol. 1, No. 7|
I believe that higher education would be better served if everyone devoted less attention to rankings and more to the pursuit of quality. I have made excellence one of the themes of my administration at the Law Center, and I am gratified when “objective results” rather than subjective rankings speak for the quality found at every level of our school.
Case in point: the recently released pass rates for first-time takers of the Texas Bar Exam. Of the 239 Law Center graduates who took the exam this summer, 216 earned their license to practice law, giving our school a pass rate of greater than 90 percent. Here are the data:
Statistics are sometimes shaped by people who either acquire or disseminate them, and I decline to play that game. I share these numbers only to emphasize two points. First, the Law Center is a great school with excellent teachers and terrific students. And second, because we’re so good, we should aim for a pass rate of 100% on the Texas Bar Exam. That’s how I see my role: to constantly raise the bar in our pursuit of excellence.
Sincere congratulations to all of these Law Center alums and new lawyers of Texas.
The University of Houston Law Center