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Washington, D.C. On September 19, 2016 Florida International University College of Law Bar Passage Leader.

The Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF), a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to empower Latinos to achieve their full potential through access to higher education and increase diversity in the legal profession, would like to recognize and congratulate South Floridas public university, Florida International University (FIU) College of Law for its 3rd consecutive year with the states highest bar passage rate. 87.5% of FIU law graduates that tested in both A and B of the Florida Bar passed the exam. This statistic is particularly notable and significant to the ongoing national discussion among Am Law 100 Firms and Fortune 500 Companies to increase diversity in the legal profession because more than 50% of students that attend FIU law are Hispanic. FIU laws commitment to diversity coupled with their continued success tackles the endemic problem of lack of diversity in the legal field.

“FIU Law graduates continue to excel, in passing the bar and subsequently in employment results. Our students work ethic and dedication, as well as the quality of teaching from our faculty, are evidenced in these results,” said R. Alexander Acosta. “I especially want to thank our many partners, like the HNBF, who support our students with scholarships and with job opportunities.” On behalf of the HNBF, “we congratulate FIU, its faculty, and it students for their commitment to diversity and impressive sustained achievements,” noted Richard C. Lorenzo, HNBF President.


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