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2015 Press Releases


Florida State Ranked Nation’s 13th Best Value Law School

Oct 12, 2015

Don WeidnerTALLAHASSEE — The National Jurist magazine has ranked Florida State University College of Law the 13th best value law school in the nation. The ranking, which is published in The National Jurist’s ‘Back to School 2015’ issue, weighs important student outcomes – bar passage rate and employment rate – against tuition, cost of living and indebtedness. According to The National Jurist, the rankings are “designed to find the law schools where graduates have excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a legal job without taking on a ton of debt.” This is the seventh year in a row that The National Jurist has ranked Florida State one of the nation’s top 15 best value law schools.

The national ranking reflects the law school’s strong student outcomes. Florida State graduates passed the most recent administration of the Florida Bar Examination at a rate of 80.3%. By contrast, the overall passing rate for first-time test takers was 68.9%. Additionally, according to U.S. News & World Report (2015), Florida State is Florida’s #1 law school, and the nation’s 26th best, in terms of job placement.

“We are thrilled to be ranked once again as one of the nation’s best law schools in terms of value, especially because employment rate is the highest weighted factor in this ranking,” said Dean Donald J. Weidner. “Launching the careers of our students remains the most important thing we do.”

October 2015