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Business Insider has ranked Florida State University College of Law as Florida's No. 1 law school and No. 32 nationally on the publication's "50 Best Law Schools in America" list. Florida State is the only Florida law school in the top 50.

The ranking is based on the results of a survey of legal industry professionals, acceptance rates reported by U.S. News & World Report and postgraduate employment rates reported by the American Bar Association. Survey participants were asked to "select the top 10 law schools in terms of how well they prepare students to land their ideal job."

"We are thrilled that, like several other national publications, Business Insider has rated us the No. 1 law school in Florida," said Donald J. Weidner, dean of the College of Law. "This ranking is especially gratifying because it is based in large part on how well we prepare our students and on their successes in landing the jobs they want."

The college's Black Law Students Association also enjoyed success last week, winning two major advocacy competitions and a Chapter of the Year award at the Southern Region Black Law Students Association Regional Convention held Jan. 21-25 in Columbia, S.C.

Florida State's BLSA won first place in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. In the 13-team competition, FSU's team beat teams from Emory University, University of Alabama and University of North Carolina in head-to-head rounds.