FSU Law School

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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.

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FSU Law School Admissions

FSU Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 44% of its applicants. Comparatively, Fsu is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 1926 846 (43.93%) 175 (9.1%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.26 3.52 3.67
LSAT 156 158 161

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $20,683 $40,695
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $18,200
  • Living off-campus: $18,200
  • Living at home: $18,200

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 05/15
  • 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 Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Fsu is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 43
  • Part Time: 33


  • # Female Faculty: 32
  • # Minority Faculty: 15


13.9 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. FSU Law School 1L section size is 13% smaller than law schools in Florida and 7% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

FSU Law School: 123
Florida Average: 139
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 889
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 56

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 164
  • Law Journals: 170
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 5.3%
  • Second Year: 1.6%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • 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 FSU Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 91% with 3% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 85.6%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 42.0%
  • Business: 15.0%
  • Government: 32.0%
  • Public Interest: 3.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Florida: 81%
  • District of Columbia: 5%
  • Georgia: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 85.6%
  • First Time Takers: 250
  • Average School: 82.2%
  • Average State: 72.1%
  • Pass Difference: 10.2%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Florida: 72.1%
  • Passed: 176 of 214 (82.2%)
  • State Average: 72.1%
  • Difference: 10.2%