FIU edges UF for highest Bar Exam passage rate among law grads
A scene from a Florida bar exam. Image via Tampa Convention Center.

Graduates from the Florida Coastal School of Law performed worst on the exam.

Just over half of those taking both parts of the General Bar Examination in Florida passed, according to results released by the Supreme Court of Florida Monday.

The General Bar Examination has two components. Part A includes the Florida portion of the exam, while Part B includes the Multi-state Bar Examination (MBE). Completion of both parts comprises the Overall Method.

Of the 2,794 applicants in the Overall Method, 51% passed. Of the 186 applicants who took only Part A, 55% passed, while only 36% of the 102 applicants who took only Part B passed.

The Supreme Court approved 1,417 candidates for admission to the Florida Bar. That number does not represent all passing applicants, as character and fitness investigations for some, required for admission to the Florida Bar, are still underway.

Induction ceremonies will occur on October 12.

Among first-time bar exam takers, nearly 65% passed — 1,432 of 2,794 total applicants.

Graduates from Florida International University College of Law performed best on the exam, with more than 81% receiving passing scores.

Students from the Florida Coastal School of Law had the lowest pass rate at just under 31%.

Pass rates for other schools are as follows:

— University of Florida College of Law: 78.7%

— Florida State University College of Law: 74.9%

— University of Miami School of Law: 72%

— Ave Maria School of Law: 71.4%

— Stetson University College of Law: 64%

— St. Thomas University College of Law: 60.5%

— Nova Southeastern University College of Law: 54.4%

— Non-Florida law schools: 53.6%

— Florida A&M University College of Law: 52.6%

— Barry University School of Law: 49.2%

The results reflect the performance in the July 2022 General Bar Examination, which took place July 26-27 in Tampa.

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