Founded in 1996, Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) is an American Bar Association-accredited institution whose culturally diverse students graduate “practice-ready” through hard work and award-winning, ongoing practical training that is taught by supportive and experienced full-time faculty.
Coastal Law has been recognized by the National Jurist magazine’s in its honor roll of best law schools for practical training. Unlike the 65% national law-school average, 100% of our students participate in pro bono legal work prior to graduation – collectively dedicating more than 40,000 hours.
Coastal Law’s competitive teams are consistent winners and have received individual honors at statewide, regional, national and international competitions. We are National Moot Court Champions and have been ranked #1 in the nation for the last two years – adding to a decade of success as winners in 23 national competitions. Our Moot Court Honor Board is consistently ranked in the top 10 among all ABA-Accredited Law Schools.
Coastal Law has also created a joint degree program with at Jacksonville University in which qualified individuals may enroll in the Coastal Law J.D. and the Davis 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.
Based in Jacksonville, Coastal Law serves a student body that is nearly 50% minority compared to just 13% diversity in the U.S. legal profession. Because of this, our institution is a recipient of The INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
Our full-time faculty members represent more than 50 ABA-accredited law schools from across the country, including Harvard, Georgetown, and New York University. Thanks in part to our highly skilled professors, Coastal Law has also been named by The National Jurist as one of the top innovative law schools in the country.
Coastal Law operates on rolling admissions, and enrollment in our full-time JD Program is available in the Fall, Spring and Summer. Regardless of when you start, you will receive the same quality education and curriculum along with the opportunity to participate in: Law Review, Mock Trial, Moot Court, Clerkships, Externships and Study Abroad.
We look forward to meeting you.