Dean Search Update

Florida Coastal School of Law (FCSL) is following an American Bar Association (ABA) compliant search process in which candidates are vetted by faculty and staff. The Search Committee then makes recommendations to the Board of Directors which makes the final decision.

The selection process follows a typical dean search process as required by the ABA Standards. The ideal candidate for the dean position will provide direction that will enable Florida Coastal to further establish itself as a leader for legal education in the 21st century.


The FCSL Search Committee began the application collection process in Fall 2013. At that time, the Committee began to review resumes and invited a select group of candidates for telephone interviews. Candidates who successfully completed the phone interviews were invited to participate in an external assessment. As is typical in the process, the Committee screened initial candidates and invited a select group to visit the campus and meet faculty, administrators, students, and staff.

After on-campus meetings are completed, the Search Committee will seek feedback from faculty and staff, and recommend final candidates for potential consideration to the Board of Directors. The Committee is required to recommend six candidates to the President and Board of Directors, and will continue the process until six candidates are selected.

We respect the privacy of each candidate and treat the details of the process as confidential to maintain the integrity of the process and the respect for all individuals involved. We are confident that this process will result in the selection of a great leader for Florida Coastal School of Law.