Bar Preparation Services
To become licensed to practice law in most jurisdictions, a law-school graduate must sit for and pass a bar examination. The Office of Bar Preparation Services is designed to assist students with every aspect of bar admission. We serve as a source of information for all bar exam and bar admission related questions. It is our belief that with proper preparation, every Stetson graduate can pass the bar exam the first time he or she takes it. We assist students in achieving this milestone by helping them develop effective study plans and strategies for success on the bar exam.
Our vision in Bar Preparation Services is to bridge the gap between law school and bar exam preparation by maximizing students' preparation for, and performance on, the bar exam.
Our mission is to empower and enable students to pass the bar exam on their first attempt.
Stetson Law graduates had a 78% bar passage rate on the July 2014 administration of the Florida Bar Examination, exceeding the statewide average by more than seven percent.
Stetson ranked first for alumni bar passage rate for July 2013 and February 2014 in Florida. Stetson's July 2013 passage rate for the Florida bar examination was 89.3% (compared to an overall pass rate of 77.2% among first-time test takers). In February 2014, 85% also passed (compared to 72.9% state average).