Future Continues to Look Bright for Florida Coastal School of Law

After Coastal Graduates Achieve a 71% Florida First Time Pass Rate,

Coastal’s Highest, First Time, Florida Bar Pass Rate Since July 2015 

Jacksonville, FL, September 16, 2019 – The results of the July 2019 Florida bar administration were released today with Florida Coastal School of Law recording a 71% Florida first time bar pass rate placing the law school 7th out of 11 law schools in the state, and only 0.4% points behind St. Thomas University College of Law (71.4%).  Once again, Florida Coastal’s first-time pass rate was higher than many other Florida law schools including Nova Southeastern School of Law (65.9%), Florida A&M (61.1%), Barry University School of Law (57.8%), and Ave Maria School of Law (52.6%).  Florida Coastal’s July 2019 Florida First Time Pass Rate is a 16.5 percentage points increase from February 2019 (54.5%), and a 9 percentage points increase from both the July 2018 (62.5%) and February 2018 (62.1%) Florida Bar Exams.  

“Along with my colleague, Professor Leigh Scales, we had the honor to personally teach Florida Coastal’s bar preparation courses and these results show how exceptionally hard our graduates worked, and that these bar classes are working,” said Jennifer Reiber, Interim Dean for Florida Coastal. “This Thursday I have the honor and privilege, along with President Goplerud, to watch our graduates be sworn in as new attorneys. It is the greatest accomplishment for any law school professor, and I am honored to now represent Florida Coastal at the New Attorney Swearing In Ceremony as its Dean.”

About Florida Coastal School of Law

Located in Jacksonville Florida, Florida Coastal School of Law, the only ABA accredited law school in Northeastern Florida, was founded in 1996 on the pillars of serving the underserved, providing an education that is student-outcome centered, and graduating students who are practice ready. Florida Coastal’s students and faculty have donated over 1 million hours of legal services to the region since 2007. Jacksonville is a U.S. News top 40 places to live with a population of 1.5 million. 


Jennifer Reiber, Interim Dean