FIU Law Among Nation’s Best for Hispanics for Third Consecutive Year

MIAMI (August 31, 2012) – The Florida International University College of Law ranked second in the nation for Hispanics, according to Hispanic Business magazine. This marks the third consecutive year FIU Law has ranked among the 10 best in the nation, up from No. 4 in 2011.

Each year, Hispanic Business magazine measures and ranks the effectiveness of the nation’s universities in attracting Hispanic students. The rankings are determined based on the percentage of Hispanic student enrollment, percentage of Hispanic faculty members, percentage of degrees conferred upon Hispanics, and progressive programs aimed at increasing enrollment of Hispanic students.

Hispanics accounted for 47.2 percent of the law degrees awarded to the Class of 2011, a mark significantly higher than any other law school in the top 10.

“In less than 10 years, FIU now ranks second in the nation for Hispanics.  Imagine where FIU will be in 20 or 30 years.  Having grown up in Miami, I have seen this university transform from an idea to a city of nearly 50,000 students.  I am excited about our future,” said Dean R. Alexander Acosta.

About 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 law schools in the country for best value in legal education. FIU’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Sisk Report as 3rd in Florida for Faculty Scholarly Impact. Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum.

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