It seems that there are four respectable schools (FSU, UF, Miami, and Stetson) and then a huge gap until the next group of schools within the state of Florida. I have been around the legal community for 10 plus years and I have yet to meet an alum from St. Thomas, Florida Coastal, or FAMU.
My rankings are: FSU, UF, Miami, Stetson.......FIU(cheap tuition), Nova, Barry, St. Thomas, Florida Coastal, and FAMU.
Is there really a difference between St. Thomas, Florida Coastal, and FAMU? Are they the three worst law schools in the country?
Well for FL the three best look like UF=UM>FSU. But UF's lower tuition gives it the advantage over UM.
I know nothing of St. Thomas. Isn't there a St. Thomas in Minnesota?
Florida Coastal's habit of offering scholarships to students that haven't applied there has given the school an almost laughable reputation among 0L's and 1L's.
FAMU is a place for URM's that don't know better (46% of the school population) and ORM's that fail at life (30% of the population).
As far as worst in the country goes, it depends on what qualities would make a school "worse" than others.
(i.e. medians, cost/benefit, placement in general, peer review, judge/lawyer, etc. etc.)
[although I'm pretty sure Cooley would be among the worst though]