College of Law

Florida State law faculty nation’s 29th best

The Florida State University College of Law faculty is first in Florida and 29th nationally in terms of scholarly impact, according to a recent study. Florida State is the only Florida law school ranked in the top 50. The 2018 study ranked the scholarly impact of law faculties at schools in the top third of […]

FSU Student Bar Association wins top national awards from American Bar Association

For the seventh time since 2008 and the second consecutive year, the Florida State University College of Law Student Bar Association received the National Achievement Award, which honors the best SBA in the nation, from the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. The award is also known as the SBA of the Year Award and […]

Florida State sees across-the-board upward climb in U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs are on the rise, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” FSU’s graduate programs in criminology, business, law, education, nursing and engineering all made significant jumps in the publication’s annual rankings, released March 20. “These new rankings reflect Florida State University’s ascent […]

Profiles in Leadership: New dean aims to strengthen future of law school

Erin O’Hara O’Connor, the new dean at Florida State University’s College of Law, sprinkles her language with a boxing expression when she talks about her talented and motivated faculty. She says they “punch well above their weight” — an expression of respect, recognizing and praising them as potent overachievers — as they step into the […]

FSU alum donates $50K to College of Law for historically underrepresented students

Wayne Hogan and his wife, Patricia Hogan, have pledged $50,000 to the Florida State University College of Law’s FSU Friends Opportunity Scholarship, which was established in 2016 to provide scholarships to students who are from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession. The gift will directly benefit alumni of the College of Law’s Donald J. […]

FSU Mock Trial Team wins national competition

The Florida State University College of Law Mock Trial Team won first place in the 2016 Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Law, the New York State 8th Judicial District and the Bar Association of Erie County. The competition, which is one of the biggest national invitationals in the […]

Law professor wins national award for commitment to public service

Florida State University College of Law Professor Paolo Annino has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Father Robert Drinan Award. The prestigious national award is presented by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities to a faculty member or administrator whose work on behalf of […]