Stetson places third among Florida law schools on July bar exam

Stetson University College of Law placed third among Florida law schools for the percent of graduates passing the July 2012 Florida bar examination on their first try, according to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

Stetson’s pass rate for first-time takers was 88.9%, well above the statewide average of 80% with 232 out of 261 Stetson graduates passing the examination.

“Stetson’s bar passage rate for first-time takers has steadily increased over the last decade, due in part to our expanded bar preparation services, our fantastic faculty and our dedicated students,” said Dean and Professor of Law Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. “Stetson’s holistic approach to blending legal theory and practice prepares our graduates not only for passing the bar exam, but also for a successful career over the long term.”

Stetson’s bar preparation program is staffed by a full-time faculty member and two staff attorneys who provide individual counseling, group guidance and personalized study plans. Students may have their sample answers graded by a former bar exam grader, and Stetson alumni also provide coaching support to recent graduates. To learn more, contact or visit