Florida State law grads earn top passing rate on Florida Bar exam

Don Weidner

Florida State University College of Law graduates ranked first among the state’s 10 law schools on the February 2008 administration of the Florida Bar exam. Florida State graduates have ranked first in the state on four of the last five administrations of the exam.

FSU graduates taking the February 2008 General Bar Examination for the first time passed by a rate of 93.6 percent, according to statistics released Monday by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The overall passing rate of graduates taking the exam for the first time was 76.4 percent. The exam was administered February 26-27 in Tampa to 984 first-time takers, including 47 from FSU.

“We are all thrilled that Florida State Law students continue to achieve outstanding results on the Florida Bar exam,” said Dean Don Weidner. “Special congratulations and thanks go to our recent graduates for their superb accomplishment.”

FSU’s first-place ranking on the Florida Bar exam follows favorable national rankings for the law school. In March, U.S. News & World Report ranked the law school’s environmental law program 10th in the nation. U.S. News also ranks Florida State Law in the top tier of American law schools in terms of academic reputation (at 49).