FSU College of Law Rises In U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Press Date
March 20, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — U.S. News & World Report (2018) has ranked Florida State University College of Law as the nation’s 47th best law school overall and the nation’s 24th best public law school. The overall ranking is up one spot from 2017 and keeps Florida State ranked among the nation’s top law schools. U.S. News also ranks Florida State’s environmental law program the nation’s 10th best, up from 14th last year.

The overall ranking reflects the school’s strong employment and student selectivity numbers. Florida State is the best law school in Florida and 43rd nationally in terms of the percentage of 2016 graduates employed 10 months after graduation in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage and were not funded by the school. The law school’s 2017 entering class has a median LSAT of 159 and a median GPA of 3.61.

“We are thrilled that U.S. News continues to rank us among the nation’s top law schools and that we continue to improve in these rankings,” said Dean Erin O’Connor. “We are also delighted that the strength and robustness of our environmental program is reflected in the No. 10 ranking.”