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The Advantages

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Ethics & Professionalism

94% of participating lawyers in a nationally benchmarked survey said it was important for law schools to produce graduates who have high ethical standards. (more…)

Moot Court Success

Currently, Coastal Law is ranked No. 2 in the nation, has won 29 national championships since 2005 and boasts 85 best advocate and best brief awards in the same span. (more…)
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Student Engagement

According to the LSSSE, Coastal Law consistently outperforms other law schools in its ability to engage students during law school. (more…)
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Experiential Opportunities

Coastal Law students completed 39,000 hours of pro bono work in 2012. Learn more about all of our pro bono opportunities. Experiential learning - hands-on legal skills training outside of the classroom - is the most marketable attribute a law school graduate can possess. These opportunities provide skills and knowledge which can immediately add value to a hiring firm or legal organization as well as an appreciation for the ethical demands of the legal profession. Currently, Coastal Law offers multiple in-house legal clinics in addition to judicial and non-judicial externships across the country, and various pro bono opportunities. We also offer unique programs like our skills labs where students work more closely on a pro bono case with a licensed attorney, the Public Interest Research Bureau where students can volunteer to provide research service to lawyers working in public interest and poverty law, and the Shadow Program where students observe the daily work of state and federal attorneys. Click here to learn more.
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Legal Clinics

300 - Number of families and individuals that our in-house legal clinics provided legal services to in the 2013 academic year. Coastal Law offers multiple in-house clinics that allow students, under the supervision of full-time faculty members who are experienced members of the Florida Bar, opportunities to represent a diverse group of clients referred by various public interest agencies. The clinical suite (our law office) also provides a professional setting for students to work on cases, research, and confidentially interview clients, witnesses or other parties. For many students, participating in a clinic is one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences they will have in law school. Learn more here.
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Certificate Programs

A certificate program is a formal course of study within law school curriculum that allows students to pursue more concentrated areas of study. (more…)
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Arts & Culture

Listed as a top 25 arts destination in the country by American Style Magazine, Jacksonville, FL plays host to more than 35 annual festivals. Jacksonville offers attractions for all tastes – varying from shopping malls and boutiques, casual and upscale dining, miles of beaches, diverse museums, theatres, and festivals as well as many opportunities for leisure and sports. Jacksonville’s arts and cultural community contains something for everyone with stand-out museums, boutique galleries, diverse performing arts, historic multicultural and film industry roots, world-class festivals, symphonic events and even Broadway productions.
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JD Plus

jdplus web page The new Coastal Law curriculum reflects best practices in legal education and provides for enhanced preparation for the practice of law from the first day of class through graduation. The curriculum, which we call JD Plus, will allow students to customize their legal education based on individual interests and aptitudes. Additionally, it will ensure each student receives not just the foundations of legal doctrine, but threaded through each year, are opportunities for experiential learning, relationship building exercises, and business development. Coastal Law students will learn by “doing” and, at graduation, be better positioned and more prepared to enter the legal profession with a comprehensive portfolio of work that will include contracts, trial and appellate documents and more. Learn more here.

Location & Alumni Network

Our 220,000 sq. facilities are located in Jacksonville, FL - a city with 68 miles of coastline and a population of nearly 1,000,000 residents. (more…)
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Awards & Recognition

Since 2009, the Student Bar Association has raised approximately $90,000 in charitable donations to benefit the community. Our work has earned us multiple awards in recent years. (more…)

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Jacksonville, FL

Coastal Law is located in Jacksonville, Florida, a metropolitan center home to unique neighborhoods, restaurants, exceptional arts & culture, and a wide variety of entertainment options. (more…)