For the fourth consecutive time, FIU College of Law graduates have earned the highest first-time bar passage rate of any of Florida’s eleven law schools. With a passage rate of 80% on the February 2019 Florida Bar Exam, FIU Law surpassed the statewide average passage rate of 57.3% by 22.7 percentage points and finished first in the state for the seventh time in the last eight examinations.
“Today’s result speaks to the quality of education and caliber of student at FIU Law,” said Dean Antony Page. “All of our graduates work exceptionally hard to prepare for the bar exam, which, along with the support they receive from Professor Raul Ruiz, Assistant Dean Louis Schulze, and the rest of our faculty, puts them in an optimal position to succeed on the exam.”
Since 2015, FIU Law’s first-time bar passage rate of 87.3% leads all Florida law schools, and its “ultimate” bar pass rate – which measures the percentage of graduates who pass the bar exam within two years of graduation – ranks #14 in the nation, at 97.87%.
“Our students learn legal doctrine and theory and gain meaningful practical experience in law school. Through our Academic Excellence Program, they also learn how to leverage the science of learning to their benefit,” said Page. “They graduate as better learners, equipped with skills that will help them adapt to evolving professional demands as they advance through their careers.”