Fall 2008 Issue


For the Record

A record-setting 80 percent of graduates from the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law taking the Florida Bar Exam for the first time achieved a passing score.

The results were based on the February 2008 Bar Exam. Barry’s passage rate is 4 percent above the state average.

February’s first-time Bar passage rate is the highest in Barry’s history, surpassing the 79.1 percent set in July 2007. A total of 30 Barry Law School graduates took the February Florida Bar Exam. In all, 1,758 applicants from across the state took the Bar Exam in Tampa February 26-27, with 638 passing and being approved to the Florida Bar by the Florida Supreme Court. Barry’s passage rate exceeded that of the University of Miami (78.9), Stetson University (76.1), St. Thomas University (73.3), Florida International University (78.9), and Florida A&M University (59.3).