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Results of first-ever online Florida bar exam are in - Tallahassee Democrat

Results of first-ever online Florida bar exam are in - Tallahassee Democrat


Results of first-ever online Florida bar exam are in - Tallahassee Democrat

Posted: 20 Nov 2020 11:12 AM PST

The test given last month had to be delayed several times as scheduling and technical glitches were worked out.

Less than half of the people who took Florida's first online-only bar exam last month are immediately moving on to become attorneys. 

On Friday, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners released pass/fail results for the latest administrations of the twice-yearly test. The exam, normally held every February and July, was postponed because of the pandemic, and finally given in late October.

In all, 3,137 people took the October exam, with 1,487 — or 47.4% — passing and being approved for admission to the Florida Bar. That includes passing a "character and fitness" review, an in-depth background check.

Looking at only first-time test-takers, they passed at a rate of more than 71%, a slight drop from the nearly 74% passage rate for those sitting for the July 2019 exam. Students from Florida International University took top place, with 89% of first-timers passing.

Comparisons to last year are hampered by the different format, however: Last year's test was the traditional in-person, two-day exam at the Tampa Convention Center; the one in October was a one-day only, fully online exam of 100 multiple choice questions and three essay questions. 

Locally, Florida State University ranked in second place among Florida law schools by passage rate; Florida A&M University saw a slight increase in its passage rate, according to test results. 

Of the 135 FSU Law students who sat for the test in October, more than 84% passed, a decline from 86% in July 2019. And nearly 62% of the 107 FAMU Law students earned passing marks.

The test given last month had to be delayed several times as scheduling and technical glitches were worked out.

Just days before it was scheduled to be given in August, flaws in the online software caused a postponement that sparked protests outside the Supreme Court building in Tallahassee, the ushering in of new software and a rare public apology from Chief Justice Charles Canady.

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Canady announced a swearing-in ceremony that will be held, also online, on Dec. 9.

More: Florida decides state's next bar exam will also be held online

Here are the latest results for first-time exam takers by individual Florida school or other category:

  • Florida International University College of Law, Miami: 89.3%
  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee: 84.4%
  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville: 83.9%
  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport: 74.4%
  • University of Miami School of Law: 72.5%
  • Those previously admitted to the practice of law in other states: 71.7%
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Law, Fort Lauderdale: 67.4%
  • St. Thomas University College of Law, Miami Gardens: 66.9%
  • Ave Maria School of Law, Naples: 64.4%
  • Those who graduated from law schools outside Florida: 63.8%
  • Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando: 61.7%
  • Barry University School of Law, Orlando: 61.2%
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville: 57.6%

Contact Karl Etters at ketters@tallahassee.com or @KarlEtters on Twitter.

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