Florida State University

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425 W. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306

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The College of Law at Florida State University has an application deadline of April 1. The full-time program application fee at the College of Law at Florida State University is $30. Its tuition is full-time: $20,632 per year (in-state) and full-time: $40,644 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 13.1:1. The College of Law at Florida State University has 66 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The Tallahassee-based Florida State University College of Law offers legal training in a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular strength in environmental law. In that program, law students can complete a certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law and are eligible for environmental externships in Florida and in Washington, D.C.

Florida State Law students can get hands-on training at the school’s Public Interest Law Center, which includes a Children’s Advocacy Clinic, a Family Law Clinic, and a Medical-Legal Partnership. For students interested in pursuing additional disciplines, Florida State Law has a variety of joint degree programs to consider, with options for training through Florida State’s College of Business, Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, College of Information, and more.

Outside of class, students can consider joining Florida State Law journals, including the Florida State University Law Review, the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy, and the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law. There are also opportunities with the Florida State Law moot court and mock trial teams, as well as in student groups including the Environmental Law Society. Florida State College of Law has graduated more than 7,800 alumni.

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Year founded 1966
Public/private Public
Law school designation National


Application deadline April 1
Full-time program application fee $30
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (850) 644-3787
Admissions email admissions@law.fsu.edu
Website http://www.law.fsu.edu


Full- and part-time faculty 66
Student-faculty ratio 13.1:1
Total faculty 82

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 655
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 239


Tuition and fees

full-time: $20,632 per year (in-state)
full-time: $40,644 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $10,000


Employed at graduation2 32.2%
Median private sector starting salary $65,000
Median public service starting salary $40,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 504,924

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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