FIU Law Continues to Rank Among the Top Law Schools in the Nation for Diversity
FIU Law ranked #1 in Florida and #2 nationally in HispanicBusiness.com’s 2013 Annual Diversity Report—Best Schools for Diversity Practices. This marks the third year in a row that FIU Law earned high marks from the publication.
Presently, FIU Law is outranking all of the nation’s law schools in several categories, including: highest percentage of Hispanic enrollment (43.1%), highest percentage of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics (42.3%), and highest percentage of Hispanic faculty (32.3%).
Other national publications also recognized FIU Law as ranking amongst the most diverse law schools in the nation in 2013. U.S. News & World Report ranked FIU Law #1 in Florida and #7 nationally in its Diversity Index. Princeton Review ranked FIU Law as #1 in Florida and #2 nationally for Best Environment for Minority Students, and #1 in Florida and #3 nationally for Most Diverse Faculty.
“FIU Law proudly reflects the diverse Florida community and is proud to be recognized for living up to this ideal,” said R. Alexander Acosta, Dean of FIU Law. “We are equally proud to provide entry into the legal profession through a high-quality, dynamic, affordable legal education.”
Hispanic Business’ ranking criteria is based on “enrollment, faculty, reputation, retention rate and the use of progressive programs to recruit, support and mentor Hispanic students.” Learn more about its methodology here.
R. Alexander Acosta, Dean of the FIU College of Law was recently named to the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission of Florida (JNC). “It is a privilege to serve on the federal JNC,” said Acosta. “The Commission performs a critical public function in recommending the most qualified candidates to serve as federal judges, U.S. Attorneys and U. S. Marshals. I am honored to serve with my fellow Commissioners.” Acosta will serve on the JNC through 2015.
Acosta has a long history of public service. He was a member of the National Labor Relations Board, and the first Hispanic to hold the rank of Assistant Attorney General. Most recently, he served as the U.S. Attorney for Southern District of Florida. Acosta also serves on the Florida Innocence Commission; the Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism; and the American Bar Association’s Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Education Pipeline.
The director of the Legal Studies Institute at Florida International University, Ana Crucet, has been awarded Community Advocate of the Year for Miami-Dade County by the Guardian ad Litem Program. Crucet, who has served as a Guardian ad Litem since 1994, was chosen for her exemplary service to abused and neglected children of the South Florida community.
Since 2010, Ana Crucet has served as the Chair of the Guardian Ad Litem Program Volunteers Advisory Council (VAC) and member of the Director’s Advisory Council for the 11th Judicial Circuit.
The FIU College of Law & The Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office invite you to The Sixth Annual Joseph A. Reyes Golf Invitational.
WHERE: Country Club of Miami
6801 Miami Gardens Drive
(NW 183rd Street)
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The College of Education and the FIU Law Center for Professionalism and Ethics invite you to a forum to discuss ‘Quality Education as a Constitutional Right’ with Attorney John Doar and Dr. Robert P. Moses. The event will be held at the FIU College of Law on Friday, February 4th 2011, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
For more information, please click here to download the PDF.
The Nuts and Bolts of the ObamaCare Ruling
According to the government’s theory, wrote Judge Vinson, ‘the more harm the
statute does, the more power Congress could assume for itself under the
Necessary and Proper Clause.’
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