FAMU College of Law Dean LeRoy Pernell stands with Alicia Jackson, director of the FAMU College of Law Bar Exam Success Training (B.E.S.T.) Program, as they announce the February 2013 Bar Passage Rate to current law students, faculty and staff.
For the first time since its College of law was re-established in 2000, the the first-time pass rate for Florida Bar exam test takers exceeded the state average. Twenty-three students took the test in February and 19 passed. At 82.6 percent, the FAMU College of Law beat the state average of 80.2 percent. It also came out ahead of five other law schools in the state.
Florida A&M University has named a new hazing czar as part of continuing efforts to tamp down hazing in student organizations.
FAMU's hazing czar will report directly to the university president and work with student groups and organizations on hazing issues on campus. University President Larry Robinson says the job is aimed at helping the university coordinate its anti-hazing efforts and track complaints.