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Seven of FIU’s Law’s specialty programs ranked in the top-50 among public law schools in the 2023 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools Rankings, published on Tuesday morning.

The College’s part-time, international, legal writing, trial advocacy, intellectual property, dispute resolution, and constitutional law programs all earned top-50 honors among public law schools – the highest number of programs earning that distinction in the College’s history. Two other specialty programs, environmental law and health law, ranked just outside the top 50. The College also ranked 98th overall.

“I am pleased to see constitutional law and dispute resolution join our growing core of top-50 programs,” said Dean Antony Page. “I expect our environmental and health law programs to soon achieve top-50 status as well, as three new tenure-track professors join us this summer whose teaching and research expertise lie in those two areas.”

FIU Law also ranked 8th nationally for overall student diversity, honoring its core mission to improve access to justice and to the legal profession. In October 2021, the College’s Path to the Legal Profession program earned the Association of American Law Schools’ Programmatic Change-Maker Award for creating structural and systemic change to increase access to legal education and diversify the legal profession.

“A law school’s progress, whether measured by rankings or other, less volatile standards, is rarely linear,” said Page. “During the past 24 months we have enrolled the two strongest classes in the College’s history, expanded our curricular offerings, amplified our efforts to foster a more diverse and inclusive legal profession, and maintained our state-leading bar passage rates. The Class of 2021’s bar passage and forthcoming employment data will be exciting measures of that continuing progress.”