For the second time in a row, FIU law graduates have highest Florida Bar passage rate
MIAMI (April 12, 2016) – For the second time in a row, FIU College of Law graduates have earned the top bar passage rate in Florida, with 84.6 percent passing the exam that allows them to practice law in the state.
First among Florida’s 11 law schools on the February 2016 bar examination, FIU College of Law graduates exceeded the statewide average bar passage rate of 58.4 percent by more than 25 percentage points. This follows the July 2015 examination results, where FIU College of Law graduates again scored the highest bar passage rate among Florida’s law schools, exceeded the statewide average by 20 percentage points.
“Student talent and work ethic, along with dedication and outstanding teaching, have come together to bring about this outstanding achievement,” said Dean R. Alexander Acosta. “I particularly want to thank Professor Raul Ruiz, Dean Louis Schulze and our alumni mentors whose Academic Excellence Program worked with graduates to ensure that our bar takers were supported fully. Most importantly, thank you to all our graduates who studied long hours to prepare for the bar.”
About FIU College of Law:
Florida International University College of Law is South Florida’s publicly supported law school. It is home to a faculty whose productivity and scholarly impact ranks among the highest in Florida. The National Jurist and U.S. News & World Report frequently recognize the student body as being one of the most diverse in the nation. Hispanic Business, similarly, has ranked FIU Law among the top five law schools for Hispanics. Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum. For more information about FIU Law, visit http://law.fiu.edu.