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Florida A&m University College of Law

The College of Law offers both a Full-Time Day Program and a Part-Time Evening Program of study. The Part-Time Evening program is designed for dedicated students who are unable to attend on a full-time basis and want to earn a law degree while working full-time. Courses in both programs demand the same standards of performance by students and are taught by full-time faculty members who are assisted by adjunct faculty. The law school offers a rigorous traditional curriculum of required and elective courses that are complemented by extensive skills training which includes an intensive three-year writing program and a strong clinical program. The College of Law's curriculum is designed to provide students with both the intellectual and practical skills necessary to meet the demands of the modern practice of law by combining theoretical coursework with clinical and practical experiences. Through the use of elective courses and leading practitioners as adjunct faculty, students are introduced to emerging trends and developments in the law. Community service is an important facet of our educational program. The Florida A&M University College of Law serves the Orlando community by educating lawyers and future leaders to understand the value of helping those in need. Through pro bono opportunities and a clinical program, law students provide pro bono legal services in Orlando while still in law school. In providing the legal services, law students gain valuable experience and training and at the same time, recognize the need for these services as they start to practice law throughout the state and nation.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 655
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 144 - 150
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.78 - 3.36
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 63.19%
In State Tuition $13,675
Out of State Tuition $32,936

Overview

Overview

About Florida A&m University College of Law

The College of Law offers both a Full-Time Day Program and a Part-Time Evening Program of study. The Part-Time Evening program is designed for dedicated students who are unable to attend on a full-time basis and want to earn a law degree while working full-time. Courses in both programs demand the same standards of performance by students and are taught by full-time faculty members who are assisted by adjunct faculty. The law school offers a rigorous traditional curriculum of required and elective courses that are complemented by extensive skills training which includes an intensive three-year writing program and a strong clinical program. The College of Law's curriculum is designed to provide students with both the intellectual and practical skills necessary to meet the demands of the modern practice of law by combining theoretical coursework with clinical and practical experiences. Through the use of elective courses and leading practitioners as adjunct faculty, students are introduced to emerging trends and developments in the law. Community service is an important facet of our educational program. The Florida A&M University College of Law serves the Orlando community by educating lawyers and future leaders to understand the value of helping those in need. Through pro bono opportunities and a clinical program, law students provide pro bono legal services in Orlando while still in law school. In providing the legal services, law students gain valuable experience and training and at the same time, recognize the need for these services as they start to practice law throughout the state and nation.

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 224

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.

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 42
Full-Time Faculty 26
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 5
Part-Time Faculty 11
Faculty Gender 54% Male
42% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 22 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 46% Male
54% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 30%
Hispanic/Latino 13%
Black or African American 53%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $13,675 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $13,675 $13,675

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $32,936 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $32,936 $32,936

Financial Aid

92% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: May 1

Average Age Admitted: 33

Application Fee: $20

Incoming Class

Florida A&m University College of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 144 - 150
LSAT Part-Time 144 - 151
LSAT Total 144 - 150

Florida A&m University College of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.83 - 3.38
Part-Time 2.7 - 3.34
Total 2.78 - 3.36

Admission Requirements

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

Optional: State Residency, Interview, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 78%
First Time Pass Rate 63%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 80%
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 21 21%
Firm Sized 11-25 6 6%
Firm Sized 26-50 3 6%
Firm Sized 51-100 5 5%
Firm Sized 101-250 5 5%
Firm Sized 501+ 1 1%
Business Industry 24 24%
Government 19 19%
Public Interest 3 3%
Federal Clerkship 1 1%
Other Clerkship 1 1%
Academia 3 3%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 6 4%
Unemployed, Seeking 32 20%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 11 7%

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State Percent Employed
AZ 2%
GA 8%
FL 82%

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