Monday, April 20, 2009

Florida Law Schools Stink Up The Bar Exam, Except Stetson (the best school in Florida by far, no question)

Well, law schools love to say that they are "not a 3 year Bar Exam prep," and this year, that is certainly true.

On the February 2009 Florida Bar Exam, the 3 highest ranked schools had at least a 20% drop in the number of students passing the exam.

Here's the results

While no Florida school did better than last time, the school with the lowest percentage decline was Stetson, wonderful school that it is, training the best and brightest minds to enter the legal profession. Ahem ahem.

Located in Miami, Florida, Brian Tannebaum practices Bar Admission and Discipline and Criminal Defense. Read his free ebook The Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer. Please visit



Anonymous said...

Most people who take the Feb. Bar aren't the best students as they have either failed prior or failed/dropped a class in law school which held them up a semester. July results are more indicative.

Brian Tannebaum said...

Or they started in the summer, went all the way through, graduated in 2 1/2 years in December, like me.

Anonymous said...

While Stetson had a slightly lower differential passage rate between the July and February than FIU. FIU still had a higher bar passage rate on both exams at a third of the price.

Anonymous said...

But Brian, Stetson didn't have the highest score as your post suggests. Plus, you say "Here's the results." It should be "Here are the results."

Brian Tannebaum said...

Anonymous, my grammar checker, my post suggests nothing of the sort. Stetson was the Florida school with the lowest decline in passage rate. Sorry I left out the word "Florida." Hope I didn't ruin your day.

Anonymous said...

Brian notice I said "most" students who take the Feb Bar, not ALL. You no doubt are a freak of law school nature, but more likely than not, Feb. takers are repeats or have dragged their feet and taken 3.5 years to complete.

Hope I didn't ruin your day.

Anonymous said...

famu-col feb 2009 bar results was the lowest in the state---52.3%