National Recognition


U.S. News & World Report (2020) rates Florida State as the 50th best law school in the nation. Florida State’s environmental law program is ranked 15th best nationally.

According to American Bar Association (ABA) data, Florida State is the #1 law school in Florida and #28 nationally in terms of 2018 graduates who passed the bar examination on their first attempt.

According to preLaw magazine (2020), Florida State is the nation’s #1 law school for government careers, #7 in the nation for public defender/prosecutor jobs and among the nation’s top 7 law schools for public policy.

Florida State is the #3 law school in the nation for best student quality of life, according to Princeton Review (2019). 

preLaw magazine (2019) ranks Florida State the nation’s #8 best value law school.

The Black Student's Guide to Law Schools and Firms (2019) ranks Florida State among the nation's top 5 southern law schools for black students. Florida State is the only Florida law school on the list.

According to a 2018 study of law faculty scholarly impact, our faculty is #1 in Florida and #29 nationally.

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