Law School Spotlight: Florida State University College of Law


    The PowerScore Law School Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different law school each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.

    Florida State University College of Law (commonly known as FSU Law) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    Florida State University College of Law is recognized as one of the nation's top-tier law schools in terms of academic reputation. The school encourages close working relationships among students and faculty of the sort that characterize the best liberal arts colleges. Cutting-edge faculty members make it a priority to be available to students outside and inside the classroom.

    Our attentive faculty greatly values the insights of other disciplines that can be brought to bear upon the study of law. It is important to the faculty to integrate into the study of law insights from such diverse disciplines as history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, and finance.

    Florida State offers law students a wealth of legal employment opportunities. Located in Tallahassee, a city with more than 500 law firms and numerous government agencies, Florida State University College of Law is just steps away from the state Capitol, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

    The fall 2010 entering class at the Florida State University College of Law had an average LSAT score of 162, with a 164 at the 75th percentile and a 161 at the 25th percentile (the highest LSAT scores in the state of Florida).

    Florida State University College of Law

    Type of school: Public

    Setting: Urban, small city

    Size: 779 (2011)

    Incoming class size: 199 (2011)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 14.3 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 22.2% (803 of 3,621 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $16,371 (resident), $35,934 (non-resident)

    Cost of living (single student): $17,875

     Address: 425 West Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1601
    Phone: 850.644.3787
    Twitter accounts: @FSUCollegeofLaw
    Facebook: Florida State University College of Law
    Blog: None

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and the school's website. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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