FSU Law Welcomes New Students

New FSU Law students attend orientation.

On Monday, August 19, FSU Law welcomed new students for a week-long orientation designed to acquaint them with campus and the rigors of law school classes. The group included students enrolled in the J.D., Juris Master (J.M.) and LL.M. programs.

This year’s new J.D. 1L class is making history with the highest median G.P.A. of any incoming class – an impressive 3.73! The 193 1L students graduated from 70 undergraduate institutions with 54 different majors, and hail from 23 states and five countries. At 45, this class has the highest number of out-of-state students in a decade. In addition, 64 students identify as ethnically or racially diverse, which makes this year’s 1L class the third most diverse in the law school’s history in terms of quantity. The class is 54% female, has a combined 735 years of work experience and ranges in age from 19–42.

In addition, the seven new LL.M. students joining FSU Law hail from Barbados, Brazil, Italy, Jamaica, Panama and South Korea. Because the vast majority of J.M. students are enrolled in the online program, most did not attend orientation; however, this is the largest incoming J.M. class at 88 total students. These students are primarily working individuals, many of whom have already achieved significant professional success. 

To learn more about the 2019 J.D. entering class, visit the Admissions page

Published on September 3, 2019