FIU Law exceeds 84 percent bar passage rate, surpassing other Florida schools

Miami (September 20, 2010) – Florida International University College of Law graduates passed the July 2010 Florida bar examination at a rate of 84.2 percent, more than 5% above the statewide average, according to The Florida Board of Bar Examiners, which released bar passage rates for Florida’s eleven law schools.  FIU joined the University of Florida (86.8%), Florida State University (86.2%) and the University of Miami (86%) as the only four Florida schools with passage rates above 81%.  “FIU has consistently ranked at or near the top in bar passage.  In February 2009, we ranked first in the state.  Today’s results are a continued tribute to the hard work and dedication of our students and the skills of our faculty.” said Dean Alex Acosta.

The 3rd District Court of Appeal will be holding the official swearing-in ceremony for Florida Bar inductees on Monday, October 4, 2010. 

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Florida International University College of Law is South Florida’s publicly supported law school.  The Princeton Review ranks FIU as one of the nation’s most welcoming schools for diverse students and Hispanic Business has ranked FIU among the top ten law schools for Hispanics.  The National Jurist ranks FIU among the top ten  schools in the country for best value in legal education. FIU’s Faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Leiter Ranking of the Top 70 Law School Faculties Scholarly Impact in the nation . Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum.

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