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Florida State University Again Ranked a Top Law School by U.S. News & World Report

Mar 14, 2017

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TALLAHASSEE — U.S. News & World Report (2017) has ranked Florida State University College of Law as the nation’s 48th best law school overall and the nation’s 24th best public law school. The overall ranking is up two spots from 2016. U.S. News also ranks Florida State’s environmental law program the nation’s 14th best, up from 18th last year.

The overall ranking reflects the school’s strong employment and student selectivity numbers. Florida State is the best law school in Florida, and 32nd best nationally, 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. The law school’s 2016 entering class has a median LSAT of 159 and a median GPA of 3.52.

“We are thrilled that U.S. News continues to rank us among the nation’s top law schools and that we are improving in these rankings,” said Dean Erin O’Connor.