The new attorneys passed the July 2015 Florida Bar Exam, where the overall pass rate for FAMU first-time takers continued to show consistency in state standings. The 67.9 percent passage rate bested the 63.0 percent achieved by out-of-state test takers. Of the 84 FAMU graduates who took the exam for the first time in July, 57 passed. In addition, FAMU’s 67.9 percent pass rate was higher than the pass rate of five other law schools in Florida — the College of Law outscored the same number of law schools a year ago.
Alicia Jackson, FAMU College of Law Academic Success and Bar Preparation Director, congratulated the graduates as part of the ceremony. Jackson oversees the law school’s B.E.S.T. (Bar Exam Success Training) program, which has helped to drive increased bar passing scores among participants.
The B.E.S.T. program was instituted at the College of Law in 2009 to complement commercial programs by incorporating essay writing and multiple-choice exam workshops as well as individual training and structured study plans. The program provides support to both first-time and repeat bar exam takers, and for bar preparation in any state.