Lawyers and the legal profession have always been at the forefront of political, economic and social change. The present is no exception, and indeed it is a particularly challenging and exciting time to contemplate a legal education.
As you consider the pursuit of a career in law, the first major decision you will face is the choice of a law school. The basic curriculum and the traditional three year time period for legal education have remained very constant for more than a century. However, today it is more important than ever that a law school take maximum advantage of this limited time to prepare its graduates to enter the profession well equipped.
At Coastal Law, the study of law includes: acquiring a comprehensive knowledge of the law and an understanding of the legal system and developing the critical thinking and lawyering skills essential to the practice of law. Consistently focusing on the students ensures the proper balance of each of these components.
The Coastal Law experience is also fostered by the commitment of the faculty to mentor, support a climate of collegiality, and offer practical prospectives. Some faculty members have practiced with large urban law firms, while some are former judges, corporate executives, or have government backgrounds.
The information contained in our publications and on our website is designed to assist you in making an informed decision about the study of law and, in particular, whether Florida Coastal School of Law is the right law school for you.
We welcome visitors at Coastal Law and are pleased to have students and staff ready to provide a tour and big picture presentation about who we are. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
C. Peter Goplerud III
Dean and Professor of Law