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Magazine ranks FSU law school tops in the state



This one could be a little controversial.

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual law school rankings, and Florida State University College of Law is listed as No. 45, making it the highest-ranked law school in the state. The school wasted little time putting the news on its website and sending out press releases. Our bet is the folks at the University of Florida Levin College of Law think of themselves as tops in the state, with their long track record of turning out judges and other prominent alums. But U.S. News & World Report has them dropping to No. 49 this year, down from No. 46 last year. Of course, there is great debate about the validity of these rankings; they should always be viewed in context. But it’s fun to have the discussion.

As for the top of the list, there are few surprises: Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and the University of Chicago.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:17pm]


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