FIU College of Law faculty ranked most diverse in nation

MIAMI (Oct. 14, 2010) – The Princeton Review has ranked Florida International University’s College of Law first on its list of schools with the most diverse faculty.

The Princeton Review rankings, included in the 2011 edition of the Best Law Schools, are based on feedback from 18,000 students. The 80-question survey asks students about their school’s academics, student body, campus life, themselves, and their career plans.

Also in the survey, FIU Law ranked second in the “Best Environment for Minority Students” category. The Princeton Review’s list can be found here.

“Our diversity is one of our strongest assets,” said Dean R. Alexander Acosta. “Our goal is to provide an excellent legal education in a diverse, vibrant and dynamic learning environment.”

FIU Law was also recently ranked Top 10 law school in the nation for Hispanics by Hispanic Business.

These rankings follow a National Jurist assessment this month that concluded that the College of Law is among the 10 best value schools in the nation.

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About the FIU College of Law: Florida International University College of Law is South Florida’s publicly supported law school. The Princeton Review ranks FIU as one of the nation’s most welcoming schools for diverse students and Hispanic Business has ranked FIU among the top ten law schools for Hispanics. The National Jurist ranks FIU among the top ten schools in the country for best value in legal education. FIU’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Leiter Ranking as 3rd in Florida for Faculty Scholarly Impact in the nation. Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum.

About FIU: Florida International University is one of the 25 largest universities in the nation, with more than 42,000 students. Nearly 130,000 FIU alumni live and work in South Florida. Its colleges and schools offer more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations and law. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. The opening of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in August 2009 has enhanced the university’s ability to create lasting positive change in our community. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

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