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Florida State University


2007 Press Releases

Law School Continues to Rise in U.S. News Rankings

Apr 01, 2007

TALLAHASSEE - The new U.S. News & World Report law school rankings are out, and the Florida State University College of Law continues to move forward.

The law school’s environmental law program is now ranked 12th in the nation (up from 14) and, for the first time ever, the tax law program has been specially ranked, at 21, tied with Columbia. U.S. News also shows Florida State’s academic reputation is in the top tier of American law schools, at 48. Over the past three years, the law school’s overall ranking in U.S. News has gone up 14 slots, to 53. The magazine also reported an increase in the school’s reputation among judges and practitioners.

“We are thrilled with our school’s continued progress in the rankings, which are finally beginning to reflect the excellence of our programs,” said Don Weidner, the law school’s dean. 

April 2007