Florida State law grads again earn top passing rate on Florida Bar Exam

Florida State University College of Law graduates ranked first among the state’s 10 law schools on the July 2009 administration of the Florida Bar Examination. Florida State graduates have ranked first in the state on five of the last eight administrations of the exam.

Florida State graduates taking the July 2009 General Bar Examination for the first time passed by a rate of 91.4 percent, according to statistics released Monday by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The overall passing rate of all law school graduates taking the exam for the first time was 80 percent. The exam was administered July 28-29 in Tampa to 2,503 first-time takers, including 175 from Florida State.

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

September has been an extraordinary month for Florida State Law. In addition to being ranked number one on the Florida Bar exam, the school was ranked the nation’s 10th “Best Value” law school by National Jurist magazine and the country’s third best law school for Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine.