National Recognition


U.S. News & World Report (2022) rates Florida State as the 47th best law school in the nation. Florida State’s environmental law program is ranked 21th best nationally.

According to the World University Rankings (2020), Florida State is the world’s 50th best university for law and the 17th best U.S. school for law on the list.

According to American Bar Association (ABA) data, Florida State is nation’s 18th best law school in terms of 2019 graduates who passed a bar examination in the primary jurisdiction on their first attempt.

According to preLaw magazine (2021), Florida State is the nation’s #4 law school for government careers and #17 in the nation for public defender/prosecutor jobs.

Florida State is the #2 law school in the nation for best student quality of life, according to The Princeton Review (2023). Florida State is also ranked the nation’s #7 law school for best professors.

preLaw magazine (2022) ranks Florida State the nation’s #8 best value law school.

The Black Student's Guide to Law Schools and Firms (2019) ranks Florida State among the nation's top 5 southern law schools for black students. Florida State is the only Florida law school on the list.

According to a 2018 study of law faculty scholarly impact, our faculty is #1 in Florida and #29 nationally.

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