Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Epps out after lowest first-try Fla. Bar Exam passage rate since FAMU Law’s reopening

On Tuesday, Florida A&M University announced that Angela Felecia Epps is no longer the dean of the College of Law.

The change followed the release of the latest Florida Bar Exam results for FAMU Law graduates. A total of 46.2 percent of the FAMU Law graduates who took the February 2017 Florida Bar Exam passed on their first try. That is the first time the FAMU first-try passage rate has been below 50 percent since the college’s reopening in 2002.

Epps had started her deanship on January 4, 2016, more than a year before that big slide in Florida Bar Exam performance.

FAMU Law saw its highest first-try bar passage rate under LeRoy Pernell, who served as dean from 2008 to 2015. Yesterday, FAMU Interim Provost Rodner Wright issued a statement that said Pernell is the new interim dean of the College of Law.

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