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2011 Press Releases

Florida State Law School Ranked Third Best in Nation for Hispanic Students

Sep 01, 2011

TALLAHASSEE — Hispanic Business magazine has named Florida State University College of Law the third best law school in the nation for HispanicHispanic Businessstudents in its September 2011 issue. This is the eighth year in a row that the College of Law has been named one of the top 10 law schools for Hispanic students.

The magazine based its ranking on the following criteria: Hispanic student enrollment, Hispanic faculty members, degrees conferred to Hispanics, progressive programs aimed at increasing enrollment of Hispanic students and school reputation as reflected in U.S. News & World Report.

“We are all thrilled to be named the nation’s number three law school for Hispanic students,” said Associate Dean for Student Affairs Nancy Benavides. “It is our mission every day to make sure all of our students feel welcomed, supported and have everything they need to succeed in law school and beyond.”

The Hispanic Business ranking comes on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the law school’s Summer for Undergraduates Program. The four-week program introduces college students to the joys and rigors of law school and particularly encourages participation by students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

September 2011