Hannah E. Shoss, Evan Alexander Barr, and Olivia Sher are the three highest scorers on the February 2022 Texas Bar Exam, the Texas Board of Law Examiners announced in a press release.
“The Supreme Court of Texas is immensely proud of the achievements of these three individuals,” said Texas Supreme Court Justice Brett Busby in a press release. “We welcome them to the bar and wish them productive and fulfilling careers in the law.”
According to the Board of Law Examiners, or BLE, 1,057 examinees took the February Texas Bar Exam. Although examinees’ scores are confidential, the Texas Supreme Court liaison to the BLE traditionally asks the three highest scorers if they would like to be publicly recognized for their results. Busby, the court’s liaison to the BLE, spoke to each of the highest scorers shortly after their scores were released on April 15.
Shoss, a 2017 graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law, is the top scorer on the February exam. Shoss was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 2017. Barr, a 2020 graduate of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, is the second-highest scorer on the February exam and was admitted to the California Bar in 2021. Sher, a 2019 graduate of Tulane University School of Law, is the third-highest scorer on the Febuary exam, and was admitted to the California Bar in 2021.
The top three scorers will be honored at the State Bar of Texas New Lawyers Induction Ceremony on May 13 at Bass Concert Hall in Austin. For more information about the induction ceremony, go here.