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Jax Daily Record Monday, Apr. 15, 201912:05 PM EST

50% of Florida Coastal graduates passed the February Bar exam

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The Jacksonville law school's rate was lower than the average of 57.3% among all who sat for the first time.
by: Max Marbut Associate Editor

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released results Monday from the General Bar Examination administered Feb. 26-27 in Tampa.

The report shows that 50% – 11 of 22 – of the graduates of Jacksonville's Florida Coastal School of Law who sat for the first time passed the exam.

The average pass rate among all who took the exam was 57.3 percent.

Thirty-nine of the 117 graduates of law schools outside Florida passed (33.3%) and 71%, 171 of 241, of those admitted to the practice of law passed the exam.

The average pass rate was 57.3 percent, 343 of 599 who were examined for the first time.

The board points out that the results reflect the performance of individuals and do not represent an evaluation of the law schools.

Here's how Florida’s law schools ranked:

1. Florida International University College of Law, 80%, (8 of 10 passing).

2.  University of Florida Levin College of Law, 76.9%, (10 of 13)

3.  Florida State University College of Law, 75%, (15 of 20)

4.  University of Miami School of Law, 66.7%, (16 of 24)

5.  Stetson University College of Law, 58.3 percent, (14 of 24)

6.  Florida Coastal School of Law, 50%, (11 of 22)

6.  Nova Southeastern University 50%, (13 of 26)

8. St. Thomas University College of Law, 48.5%, (16 of 33)

9. Florida A&M University College of Law, 45.5%, (10 of 22)

10. Barry University School of Law, 43.3%, (13 of 30)

11. Ave Maria School of Law, 41.2%, (7 of 17)



 

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