Our highly accomplished and accessible law faculty delivers a program that is designed to produce sophisticated entrants into the legal marketplace.
Florida State's alumni network is truly superb, evidenced by our outstanding employment rates, extensive mentoring and alumni contribution rates. Hundreds of alumni visit campus each year to mentor and interview our students. Many additional alumni network via video conference.
Current students represent 36 U.S. states and territories, 19 countries and 211 colleges and universities.
The 2018 entering class has a median LSAT of 160 and a median GPA of 3.63.
Florida State’s graduates continue to excel on the Florida Bar Examination. Our bar passage rate for the two most recent administrations of the exam was 82.8%. By contrast, the overall passing rate for first-time test takers was 68.4%.
In November 2016, our Mock Trial Team won 1st place in the 2016 Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition. In the fall of 2015, the team won 1st place in two national competitions.
Since 2010, the Moot Court Team has won 1st place in 14 national competitions and in one international competition. In March 2018, they won 1st place in the Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition. In November 2017, they won 1st place and the Best Brief Award in the 2017 Appellate Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition.
In 2018, our Black Law Students Association won 3rd place in the National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. In 2015, they won 1st place in the National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. Our BLSA has been named National Chapter of the Year four times since 2011.
In 2017, for the sixth time since 2008, Florida State’s Student Bar Association received the national Student Bar Association Award, a top honor, from the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association.
Professional Skills Training
Law students earn academic credit at our in-house, live-client Business Law Clinic, Children’s Advocacy Clinic, Family Law Clinic and Veterans Legal Clinic. Clients in the Business Law Clinic are business and social entrepreneurs from across the Florida State University campus.
In our extensive clinical externship program, law students earn academic credit by working in one of 100+ outside law offices or courts. Placement areas include judicial, criminal, civil, legal services, appellate, business and international.
Students can also take specialized courses to understand the economic, financial and social dynamic behind the law.