Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Florida International University has scored highest on the Florida, February bar exam. Daily Business Review, Why FIU Dominates the Florida Bar Exam
“You can take really good bar-prep courses … but if the leadup to that isn’t sufficient, it’s going to show up in the results,” said [Dean] Ansah, a Columbia University graduate who teaches contracts, international business transactions, conflict of laws, professional responsibility and jurisprudence/legal theory. “I think our students are doing well on the bar because they’re learning how to write well and communicate well, and they’re learning communication skills throughout the program.”
"At the heart of FIU’s law curriculum is its mandatory legal skills and values program with three prongs over three semesters."
As this blog's readers know, I have talked about FIU's successful bar pass rate many times, mainly because they have scored highest many times. The reason for their success is that they draw on general educational scholarship to develop the most effective teaching and learning approaches. I use these approaches in my book, A Companion to Torts: How to Think Like a Torts Lawyer.