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WELCOME TO COASTAL LAW

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This guide will take you through Florida Coastal School of Law’s key highlights and introduce you to our various student

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Admissions The Student Lounge The Career Services Department Financial Aid The Coastal Book Store The Gym

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services departments. Our campus is designed to allow for easy and ongoing interaction among faculty, students and staff, while

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simultaneously providing convenient spaces for our

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students’ studies. If you have any questions or need assistance, please ask anyone whom you might meet along the way.

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Dean’s Suite Library and Technology Center Registrar Finance Center for Multiculturalism

Trial and Appellate Courtrooms Academic Technology Alumni Association Faculty Offices Knowledge Bar (2) Living Room

Academic Success Bar Prep Knowledge Bar


THE STUDENT LOUNGE

Coastal Law is pleased to provide students with a relaxing lounge. You are encouraged to use it to relax, study, or socialize, and are also welcome to store and prepare your lunch there.

THE CAREER SERVICES DEPARTMENT

SUITE 180 The CSD is Coastal Law’s comprehensive career counseling and resource center. This department is committed to providing students and alumni with the support necessary to pursue the careers of their choice. Among its services, the CSD provides individual career counseling, presents career and professional development programming, maintains an online career center with job listings, and conducts business development in the legal community to find potential jobs for our students and alumni. M – F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

THE COASTAL BOOK STORE

The Coastal Bookstore is the place for textbooks, gear and supplies. Buy or sell used and new textbooks, find Florida Coastal School of Law gear, and purchase software and gifts, either online or in person. M, W, Th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. T 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m F 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

OUTTAKES

Located near the atrium, Outtakes is where students can purchase salads, sandwiches and wraps made fresh daily as well as pre-packaged snacks, premium coffee, and sundries.

THE GYM

Having an on-campus fitness center allows students to balance the workout of their minds with a workout of their bodies. Membership is free. M – Th 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. F 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. S 12:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

FINANCIAL AID

Suite 170 The Financial Aid Office of Florida Coastal School of Law is dedicated to working with students who wish to attend law school and need financial assistance to do so. We will provide you with step by step instructions on how to apply and receive federal loans and Federal Work study. M, W, Th, F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. T 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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THE STUDENT ATRIUM If there’s something special happening at the school, the atrium is usually where you’ll find it. The heart of Coastal Law’s campus, the atrium is frequently the location of choice for evening receptions, student fundraisers, and various other events.

Admissions The Student Lounge The Career Services Department Financial Aid The Coastal Book Store The Gym


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LEGAL CLINICS

Suite 255 Take advantage of the numerous opportunities available at Coastal Law to gain practical legal experience – a big plus on any students’ resume. Students can participate in externships with public agencies and not-for-profit corporations, in judicial internships, or in one of our five in-house clinics. Under the supervision from full-time faculty members, student clinicians represent indigent clients who are referred from various agencies across Jacksonville. Clinics include:

The Family Law Clinic

The Consumer Law Clinic

The Immigrant Rights Clinic

The Housing Rights Clinic

The Disability and Benefits Clinic

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LIVING ROOM Almost as comfortable as your living room at home, cozy seating areas are located throughout the campus offering students a place to take it easy, hold impromptu study sessions, or make a phone call.

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THE LIBRARY The LTC staff is comprised of more than 20 librarians, including many with Juris Doctor degrees of their own.


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DEANS SUITE

Suite 370 Have questions or concerns about student life inside or outside of the classroom? The Dean’s Suite will be your resource. Throughout the year the Academic and Student Affairs Deans council students on:

Study Abroad/Visiting Semesters

Enrollment Status Change

Scheduling Issues

Attendance Issues

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal

Exam Deferrals

Accommodations

Application Amendments

THE CENTER FOR MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS

Suite 366 Multicultural Affairs addresses the needs and concerns of students in nationality, ethnic, language, gender, and sexual orientation groups in our community. The functions include representation these students’ perspectives to the Coastal Law Community and providing independent resources and references to other departments when needed.

THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

Suite 367 The Registrar and her staff run one of the most helpful offices on campus. The Registrar’s office handles student records, registration, scheduling classes, maintaining class lists, graduation certifications, diplomas, and honors recognition. The office is also responsible for enforcing the policies and procedures as outlined in the student handbook.

THE LIBRARY AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER

With almost a quarter million volumes, Florida Coastal School of Law’s Library & Technology Center is the key resource for students, faculty, and the legal community. The more than 47,000 sq. ft. LTC also houses the majority of study rooms and research resources for students, a 48-seat computer lab, as well as a separate computer training lab.

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Dean’s Suite Library and Technology Center Registrar Finance Center for Multiculturalism


TRIAL AND APPELLATE COURTROOMS

Rooms 400 and 450 Beyond being simply among the most sophisticated courtrooms in the country, our trial and appellate “classrooms” are equipped for all types of legal proceedings and are hosts for educational use and official use of its courtrooms by the local court system and the First District Court of Appeal. With some of the most sophisticated courtroom technology of any law school in the country, students can fully experience and learn from these hands-on “classrooms”.

SECURITY

Room 429 Coastal Law’s campus and adjacent parking garage are under 24-hour video surveillance. In the event of an emergency, you are free to contact a security officer during operating hours for immediate assistance at (904) 680-7700.

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY

The Academic Technology department provides end user support and training for:

Student web portal

Classroom technology

Knowledge bars

CPS clickers

mimio® whiteboard capture

Distance learning

Emerging learning technologies ExamSoft

ALUMNI AFFAIRS

Suite 430 Your liaison to our approximately 3,000 graduates across the country and around the world, Coastal Law’s alumni office will enhance your student experience by providing:

Mentorship and career connections with alumni

Leadership opportunities

Chances to build a lifelong connection to Coastal Law

All students who graduate from Coastal Law are members of the Alumni Association.

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Trial and Appellate Courtrooms Academic Technology Alumni Associate Faculty Offices Knowledge Bar (2) Living Room

COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE Coastal Law’s moot court program is currently ranked among the national top 10, having made impressive showings at statewide, national and international competitions. Our mock trial teams enjoy similar successes, advancing to the finals or winning some of the country’s most prestigious regional and national competitions.


BAR EXAM PERFORMANCE From individual counseling sessions to essay review meetings to stress management workshops, Coastal Law’s Bar Coaching program plays a vital role for graduates preparing for the bar exam in Florida, as well as bar exams across the country. In addition to national successes, our alumni taking the Florida Bar are, in particular, known for their superior performance on the essay portion of the exam - scoring as high as 14 points higher than that of the statewide average.


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ACADEMIC SUCCESS & BAR PREP

Suite 590 The Academic Success Department provides students with the guidance, support, and resources necessary to thrive in law school. All licensed attorneys in good standing with the Florida Bar, the 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. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments, but Counselors are also available on a walk-in basis. M–F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or by appointment In addition to helping students succeed in law school, Academic Success is home to one of the most proficient and successful bar coaching programs in the country. Third-year students preparing for the bar exam have access to:

Weekly one-on-one meetings

Individualized essay review

Multiple choice progress reports

Essay writing workshops

Stress management seminars

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Academic Success Bar Prep Knowledge Bar



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