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A Message From Dean Acosta
Thank you for considering Florida International University College of Law as your gateway to the legal profession.
FIU Law is a diverse, rapidly-ascending institution of academic excellence. Since 2009, we have risen more than 40 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the nation’s top law schools. No other law school has advanced so quickly in the past four years. Other national magazines have recognized us as among the most diverse and best value law schools in the nation. But rankings only tell part of the story.
I left my position as U.S. Attorney to come to FIU Law because I believed this was a place of promise. We are committed to providing a first-rate legal education, which we couple with a robust set of experiential learning programs. From nine in-house clinics to judicial, criminal and civil externship programs, our students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it by doing real legal work. This gives our students an advantage when entering the legal marketplace and allowed our 2012 graduating class to rank in the top 50 of all U.S. law schools for full-time, long-term legal jobs.
We are a small school. We emphasize quality over quantity; we treat our students like individuals. Our faculty wholeheartedly supports our students and is committed to helping them become successful, professional, practice-ready attorneys. We will do everything we can to help you achieve your individual goals.
I encourage you to visit FIU Law. We truly are a different kind of law school, with much to offer.
The only thing missing is you.
R. Alexander Acosta
Dean of the College of Law