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2016 Press Releases


Florida State Ranked Nation's 9th Best Value Law School

Oct 18, 2016

TALLAHASSEE — The National Jurist has ranked Florida State University College of Law the 9th best value law school in the nation. The ranking, which is published in The National Jurist’s fall 2016 issue of preLaw magazine, 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 a jump in the rankings for FSU – the law school was ranked 13th best in the nation in 2015 – and the eighth 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 employment outcomes. According to ABA data, Florida State is the #1 law school in Florida in terms of the percentage of 2015 graduates employed 10 months after graduation in full-time, long-term, bar passage-required or J.D.-advantage jobs.

“We are thrilled to be ranked among the nation’s top 10 best law schools in terms of value, especially because employment rate is the highest weighted factor in this ranking,” said Dean Erin O’Connor. “Providing students with a world-class legal education at a relatively low cost is a central mission of FSU Law, and it plays an important role in facilitating student career options.”