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Florida State Law prepares students for excellence during law school and beyond.

Florida State Law is a family of scholars, students, alumni and friends all working together.

Our students learn about the law where policy is formed.

We teach our students the importance of service, which translates into alumni who make a difference around the nation and the world.

According to ABA data for the class of 2015, Florida State is the #1 law school in Florida in terms of job placement.


U.S. News & World Report (2017) rates Florida State as the 48th best law school in the nation. Florida State’s environmental law program is ranked 14th best nationally.

Business Insider (2016) ranks Florida State as the nation’s 44th best law school.

The National Jurist magazine (2016) ranks Florida State the nation’s #9 “Best Value” law school.

Featured Profile: Salesia V. Smith-Gordon

Featured Profile Salesia Smith-Gordon

As a registered pharmacist, Salesia Smith-Gordon contemplated returning to school to become a veterinarian or doctor. Her plans changed after a conversation with her mother, Jeraldine Williams, a 1981 graduate of the FSU College of Law. Today, Smith-Gordon has won numerous multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for her clients at her own practice.

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Sep 22, 2017

Professor Ehrhardt's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sep 29, 2017

Environmental Law Forum - The Psychology of Climate Change: Why Do People Believe What They Believe?