More than 92 percent of Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law graduates who took the Florida Bar Exam for the first time in February passed the exam, the highest in the school’s history and the third-highest among Florida’s 11 law schools.
The 92.7 percent passage rate tops the previous mark of 81.7 percent that Barry Law graduates achieved on the September 2012 exam, when Barry Law ranked fourth overall. The results were announced Monday by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.
Barry Law’s passage rate was well above the state average of 80.2 percent. February’s results mark the third consecutive time that Barry Law graduates have outpaced the state average on the Bar Exam.
“Today’s record-setting results reflect incredible diligence by our graduates, an unwavering commitment to academic excellence by our faculty, and a superb Barry Law Bar Prep program,” said Leticia M. Diaz, dean of Barry Law School. “Barry Law is constantly raising the standards for our students, and these Bar Exam results clearly demonstrate that our graduates have risen to that challenge.”
Of Barry Law’s 41 graduates taking the Bar Exam for the first time in February, 38 passed. The exam was administered Feb. 26-27 in Tampa.
Barry Law graduates who passed the Bar Exam will be sworn in Friday, April 19, at noon on the Barry Law campus by The Honorable Jose R. Rodriguez, Circuit Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida.