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College of Law

Florida State University



Thank you for your interest in the Florida State University College of Law! Our students love it here. Each year, approximately 20 lawyers from other nations come here to advance their careers. The wide variety of experiences and backgrounds of our students provides for robust dialogue between students and faculty both inside and outside of the classroom.

Here's a quick look at our 2015 Class Profile:





 75th LSAT/GPA


 Median LSAT/GPA


 25th LSAT/GPA


 Ethnic/Racial Diversity


 2+ Years of Work Experience


 Undergraduate Schools


 Majors Represented


 States Represented


 Countries Represented

 Non-Florida Residents


 Age Range



Applications for the first-year class are accepted from September 15 through May 15 for admission the following August. Transfer applicants are admitted throughout the year. The Juris Doctor degree program is a full-time day program.

Juris Master students are admitted for the fall semester, with an application deadline of July 1.

Applications for the LL.M. Program in American Law should be submitted by May 15 and students in the program begin studies during the fall semester.

Applicants for our LL.M. in Environmental Law and Policy program may apply for fall semester admission, with a completion deadline of June 15, or for spring admission, with a completion deadline of November 15.

There are unique admissions processes for each of our academic programs, so please view the appropriate pages below for a checklist to complete your application.


Florida State University encourages applications for admission from qualified students regardless of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected group status in accordance with all pertinent federal, state, and local laws on non-discrimination and equal opportunity.

Admission of students to Florida State University is within the jurisdiction of the University, but subject to minimum standards adopted by the Florida Board of Governors. Preference for admission for any term will be given to those applicants whose credentials indicate the greatest promise of academic success in their chosen program of study.