Florida A&M University School of Law

Florida A&M University School of Law

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Florida A&M University School of Law is a public, historically black university located in Orlando, Florida. It was established in 1949 to provide legal education to African-Americans and has since become one of the most respected law schools in the United States. The school offers a rigorous curriculum that includes courses in civil procedure, constitutional law, property law, criminal law, contracts, torts and more. In addition to its academic offerings, Florida A&M University School of Law also provides students with experiential learning opportunities through clinics and externships. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

This page focuses on national rankings, acceptance rates, program costs, and merit-based scholarships of Florida A&M University School of Law, an accredited law program in the United States.

Parent school: Florida A&M University
Established: 1949
School type: Public
Dean: Diedré A. Keller
Location: Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Enrollment: 529
Faculty: 72 (40 full-time, 32 part-time)
USNWR ranking: 147th-193rd (bottom 25%)

Ranking: Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University School of Law (FAMU Law) is ranked among the top law schools in the country. According to U.S. News & World Report, FAMU Law is currently ranked #127 out of 194 ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. This ranking places FAMU Law above many other prestigious law schools, including Baylor University School of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Furthermore, FAMU Law was recently recognized by PreLaw Magazine as one of the top 25 “Best Value” law schools in the nation, based on affordability and job placement results.

FAMU Law is also highly ranked in specialty areas such as trial advocacy and legal writing. According to U.S. News & World Report, FAMU Law’s trial advocacy program is currently ranked #3 in the nation and its legal writing program is ranked #13 out of all ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. These impressive rankings reflect the commitment that FAMU has made towards providing its students with a quality education that prepares them for success both inside and outside of the courtroom.

Top Law Schools of 2020
Score N/A
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) N/A
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (5.0 highest) N/A
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 2.81-3.44
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 143-149
Overall acceptance rate 30.1%
Student/faculty ratio 20.0
Graduates employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation N/A
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers N/A
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar FL
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers N/A

Tuition & Scholarships: Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University School of Law offers a range of tuition and scholarship opportunities to its students. In-state tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $21,000, while out-of-state tuition is $30,000. The school also offers a number of scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need or academic excellence. For example, the FAMU Law Diversity Scholarship awards up to $15,000 per year to students with strong academic records who come from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, the William H. Gray III Scholarship awards up to $20,000 per year to students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing a legal career in public service or community service law. The school also provides loan repayment assistance through their Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRA). Through this program, eligible graduates may receive up to $7,500 per year in loan repayment assistance for up to three years after graduation. Finally, the school offers several grants and fellowships that can be used toward tuition costs or other educational expenses.

Financial Aid Office Information
Financial aid application deadline 05/15
Financial aid director Mercia D. Boyd
Financial aid telephone (850) 599-3730
2019-2020 Expenses
Tuition In-state, full-time: $7,600 per year, part-time: $5,573 per year; Out-of-state, full-time: $26,635 per year, part-time: $19,532 per year
Room and board $10,450
Books $1,000
Miscellaneous expenses $6,000
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? No
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? No
2019 Grants
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 2.1%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 6.7%
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 9.7%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 0.0%
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of full tuition 0.0%
Percentage of full-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
Percentage of part-time students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.0%
25th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient $4,500
Median grant amount of aid per full-time recipient (50th percentile) $5,500
75th percentile grant amount of aid per full-time recipient N/A
25th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient N/A
Median grant amount of aid per part-time recipient (50th percentile) N/A
75th percentile grant amount of aid per part-time recipient N/A
Indebtedness
Average indebtedness of 2019 graduates who incurred law school debt $20,500
Proportion who borrowed N/A
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2019 J.D. graduates? No

Florida A&M University School of Law