FIU has once again ranked as the top-performing Florida law school on the Florida bar exam.
FIU Law graduates earned an 88.8% passing rate on the Florida bar exam in July. This is the highest of any Florida law school, and 17.2 percentage points above the state average. The exam was administered remotely.
FIU Law has finished first on the Florida Bar Exam on seven consecutive mid-year bar exams
“Our graduates consistently earn top scores on the Florida bar exam,” said FIU Law Dean Antony Page. “We remain impressed by our graduates’ resilience, dedication and skill. They will become great new lawyers.”
FIU Law’s Academic Excellence Program, led by Assistant Dean Raul Ruiz and Associate Dean Louis Schulze, helps ensure that students have everything they need to maximize their performance. Starting in first-year student orientation, the AEP provides resources to help FIU Law students succeed in law school and develop strong practice skills.
In 2021, the College of Law was ranked among the nation’s top 50 public law schools, No. 14 for evening programs among public law schools, and sixth for student body diversity among all law schools by U.S. News & World Report. The National Jurist ranked FIU Law No. 11 Best Value Law School, and No. 1 among law schools serving a majority-minority student body. Among public law schools, U.S. News ranked FIU’s specialty law programs in the top 50, including the part-time, legal writing, international law, trial advocacy, and intellectual property law programs.
As of Aug. 1, more than 95% of FIU Law’s graduating class of 2020 were employed in professional jobs, including those requiring bar passage or for which holding a J.D. is considered an advantage.
Story by Morgan Hughes