It's not our favourite Steve Martin moment- "The new Phone Books are here!" but the results from the Florida Bar tests are in and your favourite Florida law school is on the list.
Bringing up the rear is Florida Costal with a 57.6% pass rate (33 took the exam, 19 passed).
Barry at 61.2% (116/71); Florida A&M 61.7% (107/66) which is probably why it is good practice to NOT attend a law school dedicated to Agriculture and Medicine.
Ave Maria was next at 64.4% (45/29) and we must admit we have never heard of the school. The song? yes. The school? nope.
St Thomas came in the middle of the pack with 66.9% (130/87) followed by Nova- 67.4% (138/93) - trivia quiz- name the first law student from Nova to become a judge- and yes, he was a Miami-Dade Judge recently retired. Any law school named after a fish we have on our Sunday bagel with a schmeer cannot be all bad.
U of M is an embarrassing 5th at 72.5% (244/177) which is maybe why Mr. Markus left for the greener crimson pastures of Harvard.
And now your top four Florida law schools bar passing rates.
Stetson beats out U of M at 74.4% (203/151) followed by the Gators U of Florida at 83.9% (248/208). Any rate over 80% seems good to us.
And your top two Florida schools are.....
FSU at 84.4% (135/114) comes in second, and that means once again FIU kicks some Bar butt coming in at NUMBER ONE with an 89.3% bar passing rate (103/92) which is not surprising because any law school that has REGJB Legend H.T Smith and REGJB irregular Scott Fingerhut as professors is doing something right.