The Florida Bar Exam takes place over over 2 days and covers 14 topics. On average, over 3,600 people each year take the Florida Bar Exam, with just over 2,800 passing.
The Bar Exam is made up of the following exam segments:
- 3 essays during the morning session of day 1
- 100 multiple choice questions created by the Florida bar for the afternoon portion
- 200 multiple choice questions (the MBE), taking place the Wednesday of the exam. Click here for a complete study guide.
The Florida Bar publishes study guides for each bar exam, providing sample answers to both the essay and multiple choice portions of the exam, which are available here: https://www.floridabarexam.org/__85257bfe0055eb2c.nsf/52286ae9ad5d845185257c07005c3fe1/437db985ef81578885257c0c006546a5
Recent Bar Pass Rates and Content Trends
On average over 3,500 people take the Florida bar exam each year with a 77% average pass rate. The majority of people take the bar exam in July, having just graduated from law school. Those that do not pass the July bar will often retake in February.
The following charts show pass rates by year, and the number of students taking in both February and July.
February Bar Exam Pass Rates:
On average, the February bar has a lower number of students taking (as it is made up of primarily of people who graduated during December, or people who are retaking the bar.
July Bar Exam Breakdown
Topics Covered by the Florida Bar Exam
The Florida Bar Exam currently covers 14 topics. These topics are tested on the essays and multiple choice portions of the exam.
1. Florida Constitutional Law; 2. Federal Constitutional Law; 3. Trusts; 4. Business Entities; 5. Real property; 6. Evidence; 7. Torts; 8. Wills & Administration of Estates; 9. Criminal Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, and Juvenile Delinquency; 10. Contracts; 11. Articles 3 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code; 12. Family law and dependency; 13. Chapters 4 and 5 of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar; 14. Professionalism.
This information and more is published by the Florida bar, which provides a study guide for Part A of the exam for free: https://www.floridabarexam.org/__85257bfe0055eb2c.nsf/52286ae9ad5d845185257c07005c3fe1/437db985ef81578885257c0c006546a5
How have Various Types of Schools performed on the Florida bar?
You can check out the pass rates of individual schools by looking at the ABA’s accreditation performance tool