Florida State University College of Law

Today’s featured law school is Florida State University College of Law. During the program you will hear from the Dean of the law school, Donald Weidner, and 3L student Tara Klimek-Price.

The U.S. News & World Report ranks FSU Law 50th in its most recent law school rankings. The school currently has a full-time enrollment of 736 students. Tuition for 2010-2011 in-state students is around $18,000 and a little over $37,000 for out-of-state students. In 2011, FSU Law received close to 2,650 applications requesting admission; of those admitted, 200 matriculated. For the incoming class of 2014, the median LSAT score was 162 and the median GPA was 3.52.

Dean Weidner begins by pointing out what makes FSU Law distinct: Location, cost, faculty expertise, and school spirit. He suggests that students interested in applying to the law school make sure to visit during the school year, so that they can interact with students and faculty as they go about their everyday routines. When deciding on a law school, he says, you need to think about the kind of culture you want to be a part of, and visiting a school while classes are in session is a great way to find out what a school’s environment is truly like.

Our FSU Law student perspective comes from Tara Klimek-Price. Kilmek-Price begins by praising Tallahassee, home of FSU, and continues by talking about the exceptional campus life and incredibly approachable faculty and program leaders. Kilmek-Price echoes Dean Weidner’s comments by encouraging prospective students to come and visit FSU Law and see the environment first-hand.

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