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Stetson University College of Law

The Juris Doctor degree is a cornerstone of the legal profession and is required to practice law in Florida. Our full-time and part-time J.D. programs have prepared thousands for significant careers. Stetson's qualified and friendly staff is ready to answer your questions

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 1004
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 152 - 157
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 3.02 - 3.52
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 87.41%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 84.2%
Tuition $36,168

Overview

Overview

About Stetson University College of Law

The Juris Doctor degree is a cornerstone of the legal profession and is required to practice law in Florida. Our full-time and part-time J.D. programs have prepared thousands for significant careers. Stetson's qualified and friendly staff is ready to answer your questions

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At a GlanceStetson University College of Law, Florida's first law school, offers full- and part-time JD and LLM programs in Tampa Bay. Stetson is nationally ranked first for advocacy and third for legal writing.

- The Princeton Review

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 319

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD/MBA - 3 years (Full Time, longer for Part Time); JD/MPH with University of South Florida (Approximately 4-5 years); JD/Grado with University of Granada, Spain - 4 years; JD/MICL (French Graduate Degree through Universtiy of Toulouse)- min. 4 years

Specialty Law Programs

  • Environmental
  • International

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 124
Full-Time Faculty 50
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 5
Part-Time Faculty 69
Faculty Gender 63% Male
36% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 15 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 51% Male
49% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 69%
Multi-racial 1%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 12%
Ethnicity Unknown 6%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $36,168 Same as On-Campus
Housing $15,922 N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $52,090 $36,168

Financial Aid

96% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$50,483 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: May 15

Average Age Admitted: 24

Application Fee: $55

Incoming Class

Stetson University College of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 152 - 158
LSAT Part-Time 150 - 156
LSAT Total 152 - 157

Stetson University College of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 3.08 - 3.56
Part-Time 2.81 - 3.41
Total 3.02 - 3.52

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Personal Essay, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA, Recommendations

Optional: Academic GPA, Extracurricular Activities, Interview, Work Experience

Rankings

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 100%
First Time Pass Rate 87%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 80%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 30
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 84%
Average Starting Salary $43,403
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 73 25%
Firm Sized 11-25 22 8%
Firm Sized 26-50 12 8%
Firm Sized 51-100 6 2%
Firm Sized 101-250 9 3%
Firm Sized 251-500 7 2%
Business Industry 51 18%
Government 59 21%
Public Interest 24 8%
Federal Clerkship 5 2%
State Clerkship 8 3%
Academia 4 1%
Unknown Employer Type 1 0%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 17 5%
Unemployed, Seeking 21 6%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 14 4%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
NY 1%
DC 3%
FL 89%
International 0%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Stetson University College of Law include:

  • Pam Bondi - Attorney General of Florida
  • Fred Karl - Served in Florida House of Representatives, Florida Senate and Florida Supreme Court
  • Rich McKay - President & CEO, Atlanta Falcons
  • Hon. Elizabeth Kovachevich - USDC Middle District Florida
  • Chief Justice Carol Hunstein - Supreme Court of Georgia

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