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Florida State University College of Law

Overview

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"... I was so excited to be on the Dream Team; I never saw the nightmare ahead. Tobacco had some of the best lawyers in the country, but we had some of the best in Florida and that proved to make a fair fight."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
41%
Number students applying:
1,916
Number students accepted:
789
First-year attrition rate:
8%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
161
Median:
159
25th percentile:
156

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.64
Median:
3.43
25th percentile:
3.22

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $20,683 0
Non-resident $40,695 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $18,700
Off Campus $18,700                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
644
Number students enrolled full-time:
614
Number students enrolled part-time:
30
Number of first-year students:
188

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
41%
% Women students:
43%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
16%
% Minority students:
24%
% International students:
1%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
3
Names of law journals:
Florida State University Law Review, Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy
% of students involved in law journals:
32%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
15%
% of students in field placements:
26%
% of students in simulation courses:
78%

Curriculum Strengths

Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Environmental Law,
International Law,
Criminal Justice,
Public Interest Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 67% 180
National Employment Rate 2013 70% 166
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer FL 81% 192
State 2nd Largest Employer DC 5% 12
State 3rd Largest Employer GA 2% 4
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer FL 83% 176
State 2nd Largest Employer GA 2.4% 5
State 3rd Largest Employer DC 1.4% 3

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1.4%
Law Firm 2-10
20.4%
Law Firm 11-25
4.3%
Law Firm 26-50
4.7%
Law Firm 51-100
2.4%
Law Firm 101-250
4.7%
Law Firm 251-500
1.4%
Law Firm 501+
2.4%
Law Firm Unknown Size
2.4%
Business & Industry
15.2%
Government
28.9%
Public Interest / Service
3.3%
Clerkships Federal
2.8%
Clerkships State / Local
3.3%
Education / Academia
2.4%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 FL 88% 78%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 FL 89% 79%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 FL 88% 80%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

425 W. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Region:
Southeast
Main Phone:
850-644-7338
Admissions Phone:
850-644-3787
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Donald
J
Weidner
Undergraduate:
BS
School:
Fordham University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Texas at Austin
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Jennifer
Kessinger
Undergraduate:
BS
School:
Florida State University
Law Degree:
MS
School:
Florida State University
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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