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In brief

Fully accredited by the ABA, Florida Coastal School of Law creates an innovative educational experience that produces first-rate lawyers who possess sharp legal skills and uncompromising ethics.

The River City Coastal Law is in Jacksonville, Florida, a metropolitan center of more than 1,000,000 people, including one of the youngest populations in Florida. Boasting 68 miles of ocean coastline, 300 miles of riverfront, and one of the largest park systems in the country, it offers an outstanding array of outdoor activities of all types. Home to unique neighborhoods and restaurants, exceptional arts & culture, and a wide variety of entertainment options and professional sports -- including NFL, PGA Tour, LPGA, ATP Tennis, hockey and baseball -- Jacksonville will provide you with the idyllic setting for a legal education while you enjoy warm winters and beach-filled summers.

State of the Art Facilities Florida Coastal School of Law’s lake-front campus boasts 220,000 square feet of state-of-the-art learning technologies. From fully functioning trial and appellate courtrooms, to wireless technology, the tools at Florida Coastal School of Law make us one of the most sophisticated legal facilities nationwide.

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Specialty programs Certificates Among the many advantages that set Coastal Law apart from our comparator schools is our curriculum, which allows students to align desired career choices with specialized areas of legal expertise. Successful completion of a certificate program not only represents significant learning, but can also exhibit to potential employers a student’s dedication to the corresponding practice area.

»» Sports Law »» Family Law »» Environmental Law

»» Research, Writing & Drafting »» International & Comparative Law

Course concentrations In addition to our certificate programs, students may also choose a specifically designed course concentration in practice areas including:

»» Probate, Estate Planning

»» Corporate Transactional

»» Dispute Resolution »» Tax »» Business »» Commercial Practice

»» Criminal Law »» Health Law »» Real Estate Practice »» Trial Advocacy

& Elder Law


The JD/MBA program Florida Coastal School of Law and Jacksonville University have combined resources to allow qualified individuals to enroll in the Coastal Law JD and the JU MBA programs simultaneously. By allowing a number of courses to satisfy requirements in both programs at the same time, the time required to earn both degrees is shortened. Students in the dual degree program may obtain both degrees in 4 years, compared to the five years it would take to earn both degrees if pursued separately.


In addition to Coastal Law’s clinics, you may apply for various for-credit externships and judicial internships.

Whether serving Jacksonville’s indigent community in our live-client legal clinics or gaining experience through intern, extern or clerking positions advertised in our online career center, practical legal experience can provide a healthy competitive edge when job searches begin.

Placement opportunities include:

To ensure Coastal Law graduates are prepared for the demands of legal practice, we offer many opportunities to gain the real world experience seldom found in any classroom or textbook.

»» U.S. Attorney »» State Attorney »» Public Defender »» City of Jacksonville General Counsel

Live Client Clinics Under the supervision of full-time faculty members, Coastal Law students represent indigent clients in one of our many specialized Live Client Clinics.

Clinical programs include: »» The Family Law Clinic »» The Consumer Law Clinic »» The Disability and Benefits Clinic

»» The Housing Rights Clinic »» The Immigrant Rights Clinic »» The Caribbean Law Clinic

»» Jacksonville Area Legal Aid »» Florida District Courts of Appeal

»» Florida Attorney General »» Florida Supreme Court »» Florida Department of Children and Families

»» Social Security

Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals

»» Numerous state courts

Academic Support and Bar Preparation Florida Coastal’s Academic Success Department provides students with the guidance, support, and resources necessary to achieve in law school and pass the bar exam – the first time. Our Academic Success Counselors are available to meet with students individually to implement study skills, review academic performance, discuss course selection, and provide feedback on practice essays and multiple choice questions.

Career Services Coastal Law’s Career Services Department is committed to empowering students and alumni to pursue the careers of their choice. From individual counseling and resume critiques to attorney panels and on-campus interviewing programs, the CSD offers comprehensive services and resources that will guide you along your own unique career path.

FACULTY MENTORSHIP Coastal Law’s full-time faculty members represent many of the most academically acclaimed ABA-accredited law schools from across the country, including Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, George Washington University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Columbia University, New York University and the University of Florida. Together they boast international legal and academic accomplishments; from authoring dozens of case books and articles, to counseling the Iraqi Constitutional Commission, advising the United Nations’ war crimes tribunal in the Hague, and most recently advising Nepalese governmental reform. In a 2011 survey* administered to law students across the country, first-year Coastal Law students reported having as much as 60 percent more faculty interaction than those at other schools. *Law School Survey of Student Engagement:

Student life Coastal Law has many student organizations that provide opportunities to develop skills, work as part of a team, and, of course, have fun. Collectively they also plan programs and events held on campus each year including concerts, lectures, special events, spirit rallies, cultural and social events, and conferences.

Student organizations include: »» American Bar Association »» Animal Law Society »» Asian Pacific American Law Students Association »» Association of Trial Lawyers of America »» Black Law Students Association »» Christian Legal Society »» Coastal Association of Public Interest Law »» Criminal Law Society »» Entertainment Law Society »» Environmental Law Community Action Team »» The Federalist Society »» Coastal Law Democrats »» Coastal Law Republicans »» Hispanic American Law Students Association

»» International Law Society »» Irish American Law Society »» Italian American Society »» Jewish Law Students Association »» Law Students Against Violence »» Phi Alpha Delta »» Phi Delta Phi »» Pro Bono Project »» South Asian American Legal Society »» Southeastern Conference Society »» Sports Law Society »» The Rainmaker – Coastal’s student newspaper »» Women Law Students Association

Alumni Networks Florida Coastal School of Law has more than 3,200 alumni practicing in all areas of the law across the country and abroad. Our alumni play a key role in the success of Coastal Law, as they provide career advice to current students, help recruit the best and brightest new students, and offer bar mentorship to new graduates in Florida and many other states. All students who graduate from Coastal Law are members of the Alumni Association.

For details about our school’s on-time graduation rates, job placement rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, student tuition and other costs please visit

8787 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256 904.680.7710




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Florida Coastal School of Law -- In Brief