We know that you have many questions about what you should be doing now and how the start of your legal career will be impacted by the current pandemic.  Below we have tried to address many of the most frequent questions we are receiving at this time.

Should I still come to law school?  We believe there will be an increased need for lawyers as a result of the pandemic, so it is a great time to go to law school.  

Should I move to Jacksonville now?  That is a decision that you need to make, but we hope to make that decision easier for you within the coming weeks.

When will I know if Florida Coastal is going to be live for the Fall?  We will announce our decision regarding delivery of courses no later than July 1.

Will I have the option of being remote?  It is likely that will be an option, but no decision has been made at this time.

Finally, we wanted to let you know about what we are doing to make Florida Coastal a safe campus during this pandemic.

  • Safe seating in each classroom—six feet apart
  • Safe seating in the library with every other carrel blocked off and capacity limits in group study rooms
  • Hand sanitizing stations in every classroom, the library and throughout the campus
  • Masks will be required and provided
  • All doors will be touchless
  • All classrooms will have an entry door and an exit door
  • The elevators will be touchless
    • Maximum capacity of 4 at any given time, with spacing markers in the elevator
  • Equipment will be in place throughout campus to check temperatures.
    • If someone’s temperature is 100.4 they will be asked to go home (excused absence)
  • All students, staff, and faculty will have assigned parking places in the parking garage with each space separated by an empty space
  • The stairs will be marked directionally (up/down)
  • We will have outdoor, weather protected study spaces
  • We will observe social distancing during all student organization activities
  • We will adhere to all CDC guidelines contained in the “Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education”


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