FSU Law School

Florida State University College of Law, a law school in the Southeastern U.S., is one of the professional graduate schools of Florida State University, located in Tallahassee, Florida. The law school borders the South-East quadrant of the University's campus, near the Donald L. Tucker Center (also known as the Tallahassee Civic Center) and immediately across the street from the First District Court of Appeal (as of Spring 2007, the Florida Legislature has given the court building to the law school for renovation as an educational facility). It is recognizable by the distinctive and historic white wood trellis structures outside the law school's eastern buildings.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.fsu.edu
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admissions@law.fsu.edu
Location (Location) Tallahassee, FL
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1966
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 45
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 160
Median GPA : 3.54
Acceptance Rate : 34%


FSU Law School Admissions

FSU Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 34% of its applicants. Comparatively, Fsu is Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2018 2499 834 (33.37%) 187 (7.5%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.29 3.54 3.72
LSAT 157 160 162

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $19,731 $39,744
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $17,700
Living off-campus: $17,700
Living at home: $17,700

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 04/01
Application Fee : $30

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FSU Law School Community

FSU Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Fsu is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 46
  • Part Time : 34

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 19
  • # Minority Faculty : 7

RATIO

12.7 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : Yes
  • Law Specific Housing : No

FSU Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Florida State University 1L section size is 14% smaller than law schools in Florida and 3% larger than all Public law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

FSU Law School: 65
Florida Average: 74
Public School Average: 63
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 750
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 76
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 133
  • Law Journals : 154
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 59

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 6.5%
  • Second Year : 2.1%
  • Third Year : 0.3%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

FSU Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Florida State University class of 2013 had an employment rate of 89% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2013, 84.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 41.0%
  • Business: 15.0%
  • Government: 26.0%
  • Public Interest: 10.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Florida: 84%
  • Georgia: 4%
  • California: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 84.2%
  • First Time Takers: 265
  • Average School: 88.3%
  • Average State: 80.0%
  • Pass Difference: 8.4%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Florida : 80.0%
  • Passed : 197 of 223 (88.3%)
  • State Average : 80.0%
  • Difference : 8.4%
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