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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 29 U.S. states and territories, 23 countries and 151 colleges and universities.

The College of Law receives 10 applications for every seat in the entering class.

The 2017 entering class has a median LSAT of 159 and a median GPA of 3.61.

Student Successes

Florida State’s graduates continue to excel on the Florida Bar Examination. Our bar passage rate for the most recent administration of the exam was 83.9%. By contrast, the overall passing rate for first-time test takers was 71.3%.

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 13 national competitions
and in one international competition. In November 2017, they won 1st place and the Best Brief Award in the 2017 Appellate Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition. In March 2017, they won 1st place in the 2017 William B. Bryant-Luke C. Moore Civil Rights Moot Court Competition.

In 2016, our Black Law Students Association won 1st place in two regional advocacy competitions. They also won 1st place in the 2015 National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition and in the 2014 National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. In 2016, our BLSA was again named National Chapter of the Year.  

In 2017, for the sixth time since 2008, Florida State’s Student Bar Association received the national Student Bar Association Award, a top honor, from the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association.

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.