February bar exam results posted May 1, 2002 Regular News February bar exam results posted Graduates from Florida’s two public law schools got the highest passage rate for those taking the February Florida bar exam.The Florida Board of Bar Examiners released the results from the February bar exam April 15.A total of 917 people took the exam, 426 from out of state and the remainder in-state graduates. The FBBE also said 885 took the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam in March, 283 from out of state and the remainder from the eight law schools.Florida State University topped those who took Part A and Part B of the general bar exam; 29 of the 34 FSU grads passed, or 85.3 percent. The University of Florida was next, with 116 of its 140 graduates passing, or 82.9 percent. Next was Stetson University, where 58 of 74 graduates passed, or 78.4 percent.Of the other law schools: 44 of the University of Miami’s 59 students passed the exam, or 74.6 percent; 41 of 72 graduates from Nova Southeastern University passed, or 56.9 percent; 26 of 47 students from Florida Coastal passed, or 55.3 percent; 22 of 48 graduates from St. Thomas University passed, or 45.8 percent; and 7 of 17 from Barry University of Orlando passed, or 41.2 percent.Three hundred and forty four of the 426 applicants from out-of-state law schools passed, or 80.8 percent. Overall, 74.9 percent of those who took Parts A and B passed.That figure was 78.4 percent for the MPRE portion of the exam. Passage rates by school were 84.5 percent the FSU; 84.2 percent for UF; 79.1 for Stetson; 78.9 for UM; 67.2 percent for Nova Southeastern; 68.4 percent for Florida Coastal; 66.7 percent for Barry; and 66 percent for St. Thomas. The rate was 80.6 for out-of-state test takers.The scores can be found on the court’s Web site at www.flcourts.org or by clicking here.