More Minorities Are Flocking to FSU

Florida State University is getting some national recognition for its commitment to minority students. Two articles have been published, one in Hispanic Business Magazine and the other in the journal Black Issues in Higher Education.

Florida State University's College of Law will be featured in this month's issue of Hispanic Business Magazine, naming FSU's law school among the top 10 in the nation for Hispanics.

Miami native Raul Perez says the 11 percent Hispanic population makes it easier to call Tallahassee home.

Raul says, “You're leaving your home, your family for a different place and the law school has made the transition easier.”

Law school dean, Donald Weidner, says a summer program for underrepresented undergraduates is the key.

Donald says, “So we bring these students in at no cost and tell them about the legal profession.”

Meanwhile, FSU is also featured in Black Issues in Higher Education. The journal is praising the university's effort steer minorities towards graduate school. FSU program coordinators say when you give students a sense of belonging, they're more confident in pursuing their goals.

Other Florida schools making the top 10 for law schools by Hispanic Business Magazine are the University of Florida and the University of Miami.