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College of Law

Florida State University

 

Other Highlights

Other Highlights

Our highly accomplished and accessible law faculty delivers a program that is designed to produce sophisticated entrants into the legal marketplace.

 

Alumni Network

Florida State's alumni network is truly superb, evidenced by our outstanding employment rates, extensive mentoring and alumni contribution rates. Hundreds of alumni visit campus each year to mentor and interview our students. Many additional alumni network via video conference.


Student Selectivity

Current students represent 36 U.S. states and territories, 19 countries and 211 colleges and universities.

The 2018 entering class has a median LSAT of 160 and a median GPA of 3.63.


Student Successes

Florida State’s graduates continue to excel on the Florida Bar Examination. Our bar passage rate for the two most recent administrations of the exam was 84.8%. By contrast, the overall passing rate for first-time test takers was 67.2%.

In November 2016, our Mock Trial Team won 1st place in the 2016 Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition. In the fall of 2015, the team won 1st place in two national competitions. 

Since 2010, the Moot Court Team has won 1st place in 14 national competitions
and in one international competition. In March 2018, they won 1st place in the Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition. In November 2017, they won 1st place and the Best Brief Award in the 2017 Appellate Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition.

In 2018, our Black Law Students Association won 3rd place in the National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. In 2015, they won 1st place in the National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. Our BLSA has been named National Chapter of the Year four times since 2011.  

In 2018, for the seventh time since 2008, Florida State’s Student Bar Association received the National Achievement Award, which honors the best SBA in the nation, from the American Bar Association Law Student Division.


Professional Skills Training

Law students earn academic credit at our in-house, live-client Business Law Clinic, Children’s Advocacy Clinic, Family Law Clinic and Veterans Legal Clinic. Clients in the Business Law Clinic are business and social entrepreneurs from across the Florida State University campus.

In our extensive clinical externship program, law students earn academic credit by working in one of 100+ outside law offices or courts. Placement areas include judicial, criminal, civil, legal services, appellate, business and international.

Students can also take specialized courses to understand the economic, financial and social dynamic behind the law.