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Florida Coastal outperforms other Florida law schools on July 2016 MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam).  [Added 9/21/16]

          The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for the July 2016 MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam).  Florida Coastal had the highest pass rate among Florida law schools.  The results are shown below:

Lawyers licensed in other states, 93.1% (190 of 204)

Florida Coastal, 88.4% (61 of 69)

Florida State, 88.1% (59 of 67)

Nova Southeastern, 87.9% (94 of 107)

Stetson, 87.6% (78 of 89)

Miami, 85.7% (54 of 63)

Florida International, 83.6% (56 of 67)

St. Thomas, 83.0% (44 of 53)

OVERALL average, 82.6% (939 of 1137)

FLORIDA law schools' average, 81.8% (659 of 806)

Florida, 81.4% (83 of 102)

Ave Maria, 75.0% (15 of 20)

Barry, 71.4% (85 of 119)

NON-Florida law schools' average, 70.9% (90 of 127)

FAMU, 60.0% (30 of 50)



Florida International leads state law schools in pass rate for July 2016 general bar exam.  [Added 9/19/16]

          The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the July 2016 general bar examination.  Florida International led the state's law schools with a pass rate of 87.5%.  The results are shown below.

Florida International, 87.5% (98 of 112)

Miami, 80.6% (199 of 247)

Stetson, 80.5% (165 of 205)

Florida State, 78.8% (119 of 151)

Florida, 78.6% (209 of 266)

Lawyers licensed in other states, 68.9% (184 of 267)

FLORIDA law schools' average, 68.8% (1197 of 1741)

OVERALL average, 68.2% (1650 of 2421)

Ave Maria, 66.7% (24 of 26)

NON-Florida law schools' average, 65.1% (269 of 413)

Nova Southeastern, 63.0% (119 of 189)

FAMU, 52.9% (36 of 68)

Florida Coastal, 51.9% (83 of 160)

Barry, 49.0% (75 of 153)

St. Thomas, 45.5% (70 of 154)



Florida International tops state law schools in pass rate for February 2016 general bar exam.  [Added 4/11/16]

          The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the February 2016 general bar examination.  Florida International led the state's law schools with a pass rate of 84.6%.  The results are shown below.


Florida International, 84.6% (22 of 26)

Nova Southeastern, 75.0% (24 of 32)

Lawyers licensed in other states, 73.1% (209 of 286)

Florida State, 71.4% (15 of 21)

OVERALL average, 58.4% (485 of 830)

Florida A&M, 56.5% (13 of 23)

Florida, 56.3% (9 of 16)

Stetson, 53.3% (24 of 45)

Miami, 53.1% (17 of 32)

Ave Maria, 52.9% (9 of 17)

FLORIDA schools average, 52.1% (183 of 351)

NON-FLORIDA schools average, 48.2% (93 of 193)

St. Thomas, 42.3% (11 of 26)

Barry, 35.9% (23 of 64)

Florida Coastal, 32.7% (16 of 49)



Florida Board of Bar Examiners releases results for July 2015 general bar exam; Florida International leads the way.  [Added 9/26/15]

          The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the July 2015 general bar examination.  Florida International University led the state with a pass rate of 89.0%. The results are shown below.


Florida International, 89.0%


Florida, 87.3%

Florida State, 80.3% 

Stetson, 75.1%

Miami, 69.6% 

OVERALL average, 68.9% 

FAMU, 67.9%  

Nova Southeastern, 66.7% 

NON-FLORIDA average, 63.0% 

Florida Coastal, 59.3% 

St. Thomas, 57.4% 

Barry, 50.7%  

Ave Maria, 47.8% 


Florida Board of Bar Examiners releases results for February 2015 general bar exam; Ave Maria tops the list.  [Added 4/13/15]

          The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the February 2015 general Florida bar examination.  Ave Maria School of Law led the state with a pass rate of 83.3%.  The results are shown below.

Ave Maria, 83.3%  (10 of 12)

Florida, 82.4%  (14 of 17)

Florida Coastal, 74.5%  (38 of 51)

Florida State, 72.7%  (16 of 22)

Stetson, 71.0%  (44 of 62)

NON-FLORIDA law schools average, 64.4%  (273 of 424)

Miami, 64.4%  (29 of 45)

OVERAL average, 64.3%  (534 of 831)

FLORIDA law schools average, 64.3%  (261 of 407)

Florida A&M, 63.2%  (24 of 38)

Florida International, 63.0%  (17 of 27)

Nova Southeastern, 55.0%  (22 of 40)

St. Thomas, 51.1%  (23 of 45)

Barry, 50.0%  (24 of 48)
 

 

Florida Board of Bar Examiners releases results for July 2014 general bar exam; University of Florida tops the list.  [Added 9/22/14]

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the July 2014 general bar examination. The University of Florida led the state with a pass rate of 90.6%. The results are shown below.

Florida, 90.6%  (241 of 266)

Florida State, 81.8%  (162 of 198)

Miami, 81.2%  (233 of 287)

Stetson, 78.2% (158 of 202)

Florida International, 78.2%  (86 of 110)

FLORIDA law school average, 74.2%  (1508 of 2031)

FAMU, 73.6%  (89 of 121)

OVERALL average, 71.8%

Nova Southeastern, 69.7%  (161 of 231)

NON-FLORIDA law schools average, 65.9%  (549 of 833)

St. Thomas, 69.2%  (101 of 146)

Barry, 62.0%  (85 of 137)

Florida Coastal, 58.0%  (149 of 257)

Ave Maria, 56.6%  (43 of 76)


Florida Board of Bar Examiners releases passage data for February 2014 general bar exam; Stetson tops the list.  [Added 4/15/14]

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the February 2014 general bar examination. Stetson College of Law led the state with a pass rate of 85.0%. The results are shown below.

Stetson, 85.0% (51 of 60)

Florida State, 82.8% (24 of 29)

Florida International, 81.3% (26 of 32)

Miami, 80.7% (46 of 57)

FLORIDA LAW SCHOOLS, 73.6% (293 of 400)

OVERALL, 72.9% (587 of 805)

Florida Coastal, 72.9% (43 of 59)

NON-FLORIDA LAW SCHOOLS, 72.6% (294 of 405)

FAMU, 72.2% (26 of 36)

Nova Southeastern, 69.6% (16 of 23)

Florida, 64.7% (11 of 17)

Barry, 62.2% (28 of 45)

St. Thomas, 59.4% (19 of 32)

Ave Maria, 30.0% (3 of 10)


Stetson places first in July 2013 general bar exam passage rate.  [Added 9/29/13]

    The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the July 2013 general bar examination.  Stetson College of Law led the state with a pass rate of 89.3%.  The results are shown below.

          GENERAL FLORIDA BAR EXAMINATION

Stetson, 89.3%  (209 of 234)

Florida, 88.2%  (283 of 321)

Florida State, 86.7%  (163 of 188)

Florida International, 82.8%  (101 of 122)

Nova Southeastern, 81.8%  (198 of 242)

Miami, 79.3%  (237 of 299)

FLORIDA law schools, 79.21%  (1758 of 2221)

ALL law schools, 77.2%  (2373 of 3073)

Barry, 74.8%  (92 of 123)

St. Thomas, 73.7%  (112 of 152)

NON-FLORIDA law schools, 72.2%  (615 of 852)

FAMU, 71.7%  (109 of 152)

Florida Coastal, 67.4%  (209 of 310)

Ave Maria, 57.7%  (45 of 78)


Florida Board of Bar Examiners releases February 2013 general bar exam and MPRE results.  [Added 4/17/13]

    The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the February 2013 general bar examination.  The results are shown below.

          GENERAL FLORIDA BAR EXAMINATION

Florida State, 96.0% (24 of 25)

Stetson, 93.9% (46 of 49)

Barry, 92.7% (38 of 41)

Florida International, 91.7% (33 of 36)

Miami, 86.4% (57 of 66)

FAMU, 82.6% (19 of 23)

AVERAGE of FLORIDA law schools, 82.1% (354 of 431)

AVERAGE of ALL law schools, 80.2% (657 of 819)

Florida Coastal, 79.3% (46 of 58)

AVERAGE of NON-FLORIDA law schools, 78.1% (303 of 388)

Nova Southeastern, 74.5% (35 of 47)

Florida, 72.7% (16 of 22)

St. Thomas, 64.8% (35 of 54)

Ave Maria, 50.0% (5 of 10)


Florida Board of Bar Examiners releases July 2012 general bar exam and MPRE results.  [Added 9/19/12]

    The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the July 2012 general bar examination and the August 2012 Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination.  The results are shown below.

          GENERAL FLORIDA BAR EXAMINATION

Florida, 91.2% (259 of 284)

Florida State, 89.2% (198 of 222)

Stetson, 88.9% (232 of 261)

AVERAGE of FLORIDA law schools, 82.0% (1810 of 2208)

Barry, 81.7% (103 of 126)

Miami, 81.6% (239 of 293)

Nova Southeastern, 80.6% (233 of 289)

Florida International, 80.3% (110 of 137)

AVERAGE of ALL law schools, 80.2% (2433 of 3034)

AVERAGE of NON-FLORIDA law schools, 75.4% (623 of 826)

Ave Maria, 75.3% (61 of 81)

Florida Coastal, 75.2% (206 of 274)

St. Thomas, 71.4%  (105 of 147)

FAMU, 68.1% (64 of 94)


        MULTISTATE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY EXAMINATION

Florida, 92.9% (92 of 99)

AVERAGE of NON-FLORIDA law schools, 92.2% (271 of 294)

Nova Southeastern, 92.2% (142 of 154)

Stetson, 91.5% (108 of 118)

Florida International, 90.6% (58 of 64)

AVERAGE of ALL law schools, 89.1%, (1090 of 1224)

Miami, 88.9% (88 of 99)

Florida State, 88.9% (56 of 63)

AVERAGE of FLORIDA law schools, 88.1% (819 of 930)

Barry, 86.9% (86 of 99)

Ave Maria, 84.6% (22 of 26)

FAMU, 83.6% (46 of 55)

St. Thomas, 79.7% (47 of 59)

Florida Coastal, 78.7% (74 of 94)


Florida Board of Bar Examiners releases February 2012 general bar exam and MPRE results.  [Added 4/27/12]

    The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the February 2012 general bar examination and the March 2012 Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination.  The results are shown below.

          GENERAL FLORIDA BAR EXAMINATION

St. Thomas, 91.2%  (31 of 34)

Stetson, 87.7% (50 of 57)

Florida International, 85.7% (30 of 35)

Florida State, 78.3% (18 of 23)

Miami, 78.0% (32 of 41)

Barry, 77.4% (24 of 31)

AVERAGE of FLORIDA law schools, 77.4% (294 of 380)

Florida Coastal, 76.3% (45 of 59)

AVERAGE of ALL law schools, 76.2% (664 of 871)

AVERAGE of NON-FLORIDA law schools, 75.4% (370 of 491)

Florida, 68.2% (15 of 22)

FAMU, 65.5% (19 of 29)

Nova Southeastern, 62.5% (30 of 48)

Ave Maria, 0.0% (0 of 1)


        MULTISTATE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY EXAMINATION

Miami, 96.1% (148 of 154)

Florida International, 95.9% (70 of 73)

Stetson, 95.6% (108 of 113)

St. Thomas, 94.4% (51 of 54)

Florida, 93.3% (97 of 104)

Florida State, 92.9% (91 of 98)

AVERAGE of FLORIDA law schools, 92.6% (829 of 895)

AVERAGE of ALL law schools, 92.4%, (1092 of 1182)

Ave Maria, 92.3% (24 of 26)

AVERAGE of NON-FLORIDA law schools, 91.6% (263 of 287)

FAMU, 90.6% (58 of 64)

Florida Coastal, 87.6% (78 of 89)

Nova Southeastern, 87.0% (47 of 54)

Barry, 86.4% (57 of 66)


Florida Board of Bar Examiners releases results for first-time takers of July 2011 general bar exam.  [Added 9/20/11]

    The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the July 2011 general bar examination, with Florida International leading the way among Florida law schools.  The results are shown below.

          GENERAL FLORIDA BAR EXAMINATION

Florida International, 89.6%  (120 of 134)

Florida, 89.1% (285 of 320)

Florida State, 88.3% (183 of 206)

Stetson, 87.7% (185 of 211

Nova Southeastern, 87.4% (201 of 230)

Miami, 82.6% (237 of 287)

AVERAGE OF FLORIDA LAW SCHOOLS, 82.2%  (1694 of 2062)

AVERAGE OF ALL LAW SCHOOLS, 80.1%  (2314 of 2890)

St. Thomas, 77.9% (113 of 145)

AVERAGE OF FLORIDA LAW SCHOOLS, 74.9%  (620 of 828)

Florida Coastal, 74.6% (179 of 240)

Barry, 70.3% (104 of 148)

FAMU, 65.3% (77 of 118)

Ave Maria, 47.8% (11 of 23)


Florida Board of Bar Examiners releases results for first-time takers of February 2011 general bar exam.  [Added 4/15/11]

    The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the February 2011 general bar examination.  The results are shown below.

          GENERAL FLORIDA BAR EXAMINATION

Florida, 91.2%  (31 of 34)

Florida International, 88.2%  (30 of 34)

Stetson, 87.0%  (67 of 77)

Miami, 86.8%  (33 of 38)

Nova Southeastern, 85.4%  (35 of 41)

Florida State, 83.9%  (26 of 31)

Florida Coastal, 81.7%  (49 of 60)

AVERAGE OF FLORIDA LAW SCHOOLS, 80.0%  (337 of 421)

AVERAGE OF NON-FLORIDA LAW SCHOOLS, 79.0%  (357 of 452)

Barry, 71.9%  (23 of 32)

St. Thomas, 65.9%  (29 of 44)

Florida A&M, 53.8%  (14 of 26)

Ave Maria, 0.0%  (0 of 4)


        MULTISTATE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY EXAMINATION

Ave Maria, 100%

Florida International, 93.9%

Florida, 92.6%

Florida State, 87.9%

Miami, 85.3%

Stetson, 85%

Nova Southeastern, 84.8%

AVERAGE, 81.7%

Florida A&M, 73.8%

Florida Coastal, 68.8%

St. Thomas, 67.1%

Barry, 66.7%


Florida Board of Bar Examiners releases results for first-time takers of July 2010 general bar exam and MPRE.  [Added 9/21/10]

    The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results for first-time takers of the July 2010 general bar examination and the Multi-state Professional Examination.  The results are shown below.

          GENERAL FLORIDA BAR EXAMINATION

Florida, 86.8%

Florida State, 86.2 %

Miami, 86.0%

Florida International, 84.2%

Nova Southeastern, 80.8%

AVERAGE OF ALL LAW SCHOOLS, 79.2%

Stetson, 78.8%

Florida Coastal, 78.8%

St. Thomas, 78.7%

Barry, 74.7%

AVERAGE OF NON-FLORIDA LAW SCHOOLS, 74.0%

Ave Maria, 64.0%

Florida A&M, 62.5%


        MULTISTATE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY EXAMINATION

Florida, 91.7%

Nova Southeastern, 90.5%

AVERAGE OF NON-FLORIDA LAW SCHOOLS, 89.2%

Miami, 87.4%

Florida State, 85.9%

Florida International, 85.4%

AVERAGE OF ALL LAW SCHOOLS, 85.4%

Barry, 84.2%

Stetson, 83.0%

Florida Coastal, 80.2%

Ave Maria, 75.0%

St. Thomas, 74.7%

Florida A&M, 66.7%