Law Students

Florida Coastal School of Law Grads Perform Poorly on Bar Exam
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

 

post2barexam12252012

Summary: Recent bar exam data released by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners shows that graduates of Florida Coastal School of Law performed poorly on the summer test.

  
What
Where


On the first attempt at the bar exam, four out of every 10 Florida Coastal School of Law graduates did not pass, according to a report from The Florida Times-Union.

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners issued data this week that shows 42 percent of the law school’s graduates failed the exam.

In February, 73 percent of Florida Coastal students passed the Florida Bar. Of the Florida Coastal students who took the Florida Bar in July, just 58 percent passed, which is under the state average of 72 percent.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The dean of the law school, Dean Chidi Ogene said, “We don’t have the answers. We are as nonplussed as you are about the variability of the score. We need to find means to enable them to tackle and proceed on the bar exam on the next go-around. We are putting together a process as we speak to help our repeaters.”

Ogene said that a Bar preparation expert to tutor students due to fewer professors working at the school. He said that the students who took the exam in the summer should not have had a different experience at the law school than those who took it in February.



Ogene said that the low bar passage rate does not prove that an essay criticizing the school and published in The Atlantic magazine, is correct.

“I would strongly caution against making the direct linkage to this result and saying that proves this professor right,” Ogene said. “How then does he explain the 72.9 percent from the immediately preceding Bar. Somewhere in there, you’ve got to triangulate and figure out what did we get right and what did we get wrong and how can we improve to get things back to where they need to be.

“I want students who come in to think of two things: How do I pass the Bar, and how do I get attorney job?”



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Senior Labor and Employment Attorney

USA-CA-Mountain View

Mountain View office of our client seeks senior labor and employment attorney with 4+ years of exper...

Apply Now

Mid-Level Corporate Associate

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks mid-level corporate associate with 3 years of experience. T...

Apply Now

Junior to Mid-Level Corporate Associate

USA-WA-Seattle

Seattle office of our client seeks junior to mid-level corporate associate with 2 years of experienc...

Apply Now

Litigation Labor and Employment Associate

USA-CA-Sacramento

Sacramento office of our client seeks labor associate with 2-4 years of employment litigation experi...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate - Insurance Coverage D&O Group

USA-NY-Valhalla

Defense firm seeking junior insurance coverage associate with strong analytical and writing skills f...

Apply now

Hotline & Training Managing Attorney (IMMIGRATION)

USA-NY-New York City

The Hotline & Training Services Managing Attorney will guide, develop, and supervise the Hotline sta...

Apply now

Civil Litigation Attorney

USA-WV-Charleston

Goodwin & Goodwin, LLP, a mid-sized law firm in Charleston, WV,  is seeking applicants for the ...

Apply now

Litigation paralegal

USA-TX-Dallas

We are looking to immediately hire a responsible, highly organized, self-motivated litigation parale...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top