Florida State ranked nation’s 8th best value law school

Florida State University College of Law
Florida State University College of Law's combination of post-graduation success and minimal student loan debt helped earn its top ten ranking.

preLaw magazine has ranked Florida State University College of Law the 8th best value law school in the nation. The ranking, which is published in preLaw’s fall 2020 issue, weighs important student outcomes—bar passage and employment rates—against tuition, cost of living and indebtedness.

According to preLaw, the rankings are “designed to recognize schools whose graduates have excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a legal job without taking on a ton of debt.”

The national ranking reflects the law school’s strong employment and bar passage results. According to American Bar Association data, Florida State is nation’s 18th best law school in terms of 2019 graduates who passed a bar examination in the primary jurisdiction on their first attempt.

“We are thrilled to again be ranked among the nation’s top 10 best value law schools, especially because employment rate is the highest weighted factor in calculating the ranking,” said Dean Erin O’Connor. “Providing each student with an excellent legal education that will help them launch a successful career is extremely important to everyone at FSU Law.”