Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

According to a 2010 report, employers surveyed said practical legal work experience is the most marketable attribute on law graduates’ resumes.

At Coastal Law, we are committed to providing numerous hands-on opportunities for students to acquire real world skills in a variety of high demand practice areas.

Whether serving Jacksonville’s indigent community in our live-client legal clinics or gaining experience through intern, extern or clerking positions advertised in our online career center, practical legal experience can provide a healthy competitive edge when job searches begin. Coastal Law recommends students acquire at least 400 hours of legal work experience while in school.

Students who fulfill the Assured Outcomes Partnership requirements will have the opportunity to experience at least one of the legal work opportunities below.*

  • Externship
  • Clinic
  • Skills Lab
  • Legal pro bono
  • Public Interest Research Bureau
  • Community Work-Study
  • Law Clerk

*Individual opportunities are based upon availability and may vary by semester.

Experiential Learning Opportunities Assurance

Students who complete the Assurance Partnership Guidelines but are not placed in one of the experiential learning opportunities listed above will receive $2,000 from FCSL upon the satisfaction of the degree requirements listed in the Coastal Law Student Handbook. This assurance is being made available to those full-time students beginning their studies in Spring 2013 and thereafter.