Academic Programs and Specialties
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Florida State's first year curriculum is fairly traditional. It provides the foundation in history, doctrine, philosophy, process and analytical method that students need to approach their careers, beginning with the more specialized courses and internships offered later in law school.

In the second and third years, we offer students an extremely broad menu of classroom and externship experiences. We have especially strong programs in business law, environmental law and international law. In each of these areas, we offer courses and experiences that go beyond the basics. We offer all J.D. students certificate programs in each of these three specialty areas. We also offer an LL.M. program in environmental law and an LL.M. in American Law for lawyers around the world.

Our J.D. students can also take advantage of one of nine joint-degree programs, which we offer in cooperation with other colleges, schools and departments at Florida State University. The most popular of these is our J.D.-M.B.A. program.