For release: May 17, 2011
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Graduates of the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law had a 100
percent passage rate for first-time takers of the Tennessee Bar Exam administered
in February. The overall passage rate for the state of Tennessee was 67 percent for first-time
“I am extremely proud of our students’ success, which is due both to their hard work
throughout law school and to the excellent faculty who taught them,” said Kevin Smith,
dean of the Law School.
The Cecil C. Humphreys School is located in the former U.S. Customs House in downtown
Memphis, near the city’s judicial and legal community. Recently, preLaw magazine rated the school nationally as a “best value” law school. The Princeton Review ranked the school eighth in “Best Quality of Life” in its Best 172 Law Schools 2011 edition.
In March, a U of M team won the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial national tournament,
sponsored by the National Black Law Students Association.