MIAMI (March 11, 2014) - For the first time in Florida International University College of Law’s (FIU Law) 12 year history, it has been ranked in the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings.
The rankings reflect the success of FIU Law’s students, graduates and faculty. FIU Law ranked 55th in the nation (3rd in Florida) for the selectivity of its incoming students and 56th in the nation (2nd in Florida) for the success of its graduates in finding jobs. FIU Law’s national reputation among law deans, judges and lawyers also increased. FIU Law’s overall ranking was 100 among all law schools in the nation. This is the fourth year in a row that FIU Law ascends in the rankings.
“This is a great achievement, and only possible because of the caliber of our students, graduates and faculty,” said FIU Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta. “Our consistent rise in the rankings and ascension into the top 100 reflects our efforts to provide our students a rigorous academic program, to expose them to learning opportunities in Miami’s global legal market, and to offer a diverse and exceptional faculty that challenges and inspires.”
Acosta said that rank is one way to evaluate a law school, but there are other factors that make FIU Law exceptional.
“The diversity among our faculty and within the student body, our location in Miami – the gateway to an international legal market – and our affordability, make FIU Law an outstanding option for prospective students,” Acosta said.