Record percentage of Barry Law graduates pass Florida Bar Exam

Orlando, Fla. – More than 81 percent of Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law graduates who took the Florida Bar Exam for the first time in July passed the exam. The 81.7 percent passage rate is the highest in the school’s history, topping the previous mark of 80 percent that Barry Law School graduates achieved on the February 2008 exam. The results were announced by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.  

Of Barry’s 126 graduates taking the Bar Exam for the first time in July, 103 passed. The 81.7 percent passage rate is the fourth highest of the 11 law schools in Florida and above the state average of 80.2 percent. Barry also surpassed the state average on the February bar exam when 77.4 percent of first-time test takers passed.

“These record-setting results are due to tremendous dedication and preparation by our Barry graduates and faculty,” said Leticia M. Diaz, dean of the Barry Law School.  “Our school continues to strive for new standards of academic excellence and it is gratifying to see all the hard work of our graduates pay off. Their diligence, along with new initiatives and emphasis on bar preparation, contributed to this outcome.”

Graduates who passed the exam will be sworn in to the Florida Bar in a ceremony at the Church Street Ballroom in downtown Orlando on Sept. 21. The Honorable Jose R. Rodriguez, Circuit Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, will conduct the swearing-in of the graduates before their family and friends.

Complete results from the July exam are available here: http://www.floridabarexam.org/.

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