Naples, FL , April 13, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Ave Maria School of Law’s bar passage was ranked #1 in the state of Florida with 83 percent of graduates passing the February bar exam on the first try. This far exceeds the statewide average passing rate of 64.3 percent.
“I am proud of the diligence and great work of our graduates. They have represented our school, their families and themselves with absolute distinction. They deserve all the credit for their hard work and dedication,” said President and Dean of Ave Maria School of Law, Kevin Cieply. “Bar passage remains one of our top priorities and our faculty and staff are committed to helping our graduates to achieve success on the bar exam. We want to ensure that they are fully prepared for their legal career.”
Ave Maria School of Law launched an unprecedented effort to prepare her graduates to succeed on the bar exam. These efforts include new mandatory and elective course offerings, the creation and enhancement of our Advanced Critical Thinking department, an array of other programming and expert guest lecturers, and a renewed emphasis on academic rigor. We believe that this comprehensive approach will ensure that our graduates are given all they need to succeed on bar examinations.
Ave Maria School of Law will continue to reinforce and expand upon our bar preparation resources, including the appointment of a new Director of Bar Preparation so that every graduate has all he or she needs to pass the bar exam and enter the legal profession as a force for good.
The Florida Board of Bar Examiners results for first-time takers of the general bar examination and the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination were released by the Florida Supreme Court on Monday, April 13.
ABOUT AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW
Ave Maria School of Law offers a rigorous legal education characterized by a commitment to professional excellence, the highest ethical and moral standards, and the integration of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Since opening, Ave Maria has enrolled students from 49 states and abroad and from more than 200 colleges and universities. Alumni of the Law School are now practicing law in more than 40 states and several other countries.
The Law School was founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1999 and in 2009 relocated to Naples, Florida. Ave Maria School of Law was named the best Catholic Law School in the United States for the devout by The National Jurist’s PreLaw Magazine, winter 2014 issue. The Princeton Review named Ave Maria as one of the nation's most outstanding law schools in the 2015 edition of its annual book, "The Best 169 Law Schools.” The Law School was also ranked number one on the “Most Conservative Students” list in the book. Ave Maria School of Law is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License Number 4007 and is fully accredited by the American Bar Association.