FSU College of Law

Florida State University (FSU) College of Law is one of the leading law schools in the United States.

The College of Law offers the Juris Doctor (J.D.), LL.M. in Environmental Law and Policy, LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers, Environmental and Land Use Law Program. It also offers joint-degree programs in cooperation with other colleges, schools and departments at Florida State University.

The College's notable alumni include Kenneth B. Bell (Former Florida Supreme Court justice), Eleanor J. Hill (Former United States Department of Defense Inspector General), Patricia Ireland (Former president of the National Organization for Women), Mark E. Kaplan (Former Secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation), Mel Martinez (Former U.S. Senator), etc.

Florida State Law consistently ranks among the top law schools in the state of Florida for student job placement. 98 percent of the graduating class of 2008 was placed within nine months of graduation.


- Ranked 52nd among law schools in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report ranking. U.S. News also ranked Florida State environmental law program 11th best in the nation, tied with Stanford and Tulane. Over the past five years, the school's overall ranking in U.S. News has gone up 15 slots.

- Ranked 3rd among the Top 10 Law Schools for Hispanics (HispanicBusiness.com 2009).

- 10 th in the US News Law Specialty Rankings: Environmental Law (2009).

- The National Jurist magazine (2009) ranked it the nation’s 10th “Best Value” law school, based on employment rate, bar passage and tuition.

- 56th in the national rankings of law schools by U.S. News & World Report 2006 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools. It is also rated as one of the most diverse in the country.

- Leiter law school rankings listed administrative and environmental law at FSU in the "Also Strong" category (2002).