Florida State-educated lawyers can be found in almost every U.S. state and around the world. Our 8,000-plus alumni are extraordinarily supportive of our school and students. One measure of the level of graduate engagement is a law school's alumni giving rate – ours is tenth best in the nation. Alumni who are financially supportive tend to provide support in other ways.
Our alumni provide a vital network to help our students find employment. They are generous with their time and donate countless hours to helping students perfect their job search skills and learn about practicing law. Alumni in private firms, the judiciary, government service and nontraditional legal careers regularly visit campus to talk with students about their specific fields of practice, answer students' questions and conduct mock interviews. They also host networking meetings with students in their cities. Our alumni also provide students clerking and full-time employment opportunities. In addition to visiting campus to interview students, alumni interview students via videoconference.
Our engaged and helpful alumni are the principal reason why, according to U.S. News & World Report (2013), we are the nation's 23rd best law school, and Florida's best, in terms of the percentage of 2011 graduates employed nine months after graduation in full-time, long-term, Bar admission-required orJ.D.-preferred jobs.