Welcome Prospective Students!

As you take your first steps toward law school please let me welcome you to the Florida Coastal School of Law website.  One of the most rewarding things about being dean is that I will see you entering law school as a student and graduating as a lawyer – ready to enter practice and change the world!

C. Peter Goplerud
Dean and President

Founded in 1996, Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) is an ABA-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 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 – which combined with our other experiential learning opportunities results in over 100,000 hours per year in practical training.