FIU Law School

General Info

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The College of Law at Florida International University, located in Miami, FL in the United States is one of the university's 27 schools and colleges and was founded in 2000. It later opened its doors in August of 2002 and received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association in August of 2004, and was granted full accreditation on December 1, 2006. The inaugural class graduated on May 22, 2005. In March of 2007, the FIU College of Law received its first national ranking in U.S. News & World Report. FIU was ranked in the third tier of the four tiers of law school, marking the first time in several decades that a new law school has been so highly ranked. In April of 2007, it was revealed that FIU Law graduates passed the February 2007 Florida bar exam with a 94 percent passing rate, the highest in the state of Florida.

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FIU Law School Admissions

FIU Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 30% of its applicants. Comparatively, Fiu is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 1887 551 (29.20%) 136 (7.2%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.14 3.63 3.76
LSAT 151 156 158

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $21,406 $35,650
Part Time $14,501 $24,150

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $26,676
  • Living off-campus: $26,676
  • Living at home: $15,128

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 05/01
  • Application Fee: $20

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FIU Law School Community

FIU Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Fiu is Above Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 30
  • Part Time: 39


  • # Female Faculty: 33
  • # Minority Faculty: 39


16.0 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

FIU Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. FIU Law School 1L section size is 62% smaller than law schools in Florida and 53% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

FIU Law School: 86
Florida Average: 139
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 463
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 77

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 105
  • Law Journals: 54
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 12.3%
  • Second Year: 0.7%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

FIU Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The FIU Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 93% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 96.6%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 59.0%
  • Business: 19.0%
  • Government: 17.0%
  • Public Interest: 2.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Florida: 91%
  • District of Columbia: 2%
  • New York: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 96.6%
  • First Time Takers: 146
  • Average School: 79.4%
  • Average State: 72.1%
  • Pass Difference: 7.3%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Florida: 72.1%
  • Passed: 112 of 141 (79.4%)
  • State Average: 72.1%
  • Difference: 7.3%