Florida State University College of Law
is the law school
of Florida State University
. The law school's highly accomplished and accessible law faculty delivers a program that has an interdisciplinary orientation designed to produce well-rounded and effective lawyers.
The law school borders the southeast quadrant of the University's campus, near the Donald L. Tucker Center
, an arena and part of the Tallahassee civic center
area, and is immediately across the street from the Florida First District Court of Appeal courthouse
(as of Spring 2007, the Florida Legislature
has given the court building to the law school for renovation
for school use). It is recognizable by the distinctive and historic white wood trellis
structures outside the law school's eastern buildings.
The College of Law offers the Juris Doctor
(J.D.), which is the first professional law degree
. The three-year program provides students a foundational first-year program, a legal writing
program, and a varied offering of upper-level courses, seminars
, and co-curricular activities.Externship
programs exist in the United States and abroad — including at the International Bar Association
, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
in the Hague
, the Special Court of Sierra Leone
, in Washington, D.C.
, and in every major city in Florida
, allowing students to spend a semester
outside of Tallahassee.
The College of Law offers an Master of Laws
(LL.M.)... Read More