Jacksonville, Florida, June 17, 2019: The Council of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar has “concluded that the Law School has demonstrated compliance with Standards 301(a), 309(b), and 501(b) and Interpretation 501-1.”

Florida Coastal Dean Scott DeVito said, “We are grateful that the Section’s Council has recognized the hard work and dedication of Florida Coastal’s students, staff, faculty, and alumni. The law school has first-in-class bar Florida first-time bar passage—outperforming five of six comparable Florida law schools in 2018 and all comparable Florida law schools in February 2019. In addition, Florida Coastal’s entering credentials, based on median LSAT, are at or above 43 other law schools.”

Located in Jacksonville Florida, Florida Coastal School of Law, the only ABA accredited law school in Northeastern Florida, was founded in 1996 on the pillars of serving the underserved, providing an education that is student-outcome centered, and graduating students who are practice ready. Florida Coastal’s students and faculty have donated over 1 million hours of legal services to the region since 2007. Jacksonville is a U.S. News top 40 place to live with a population of 1.5 million.

Dean of Academics Jennifer Reiber added, “Florida Coastal’s commitment to increased entering credentials, first-in-class bar passage rates, and affordability, build on our 6000+ Alumni base, including judges, elected officials, leaders of bar organizations, and law firm partners, to create a stable foundation for Florida Coastal’s future. To help cement that foundation, we are in negotiations to affiliate with a 100-year-old non-profit university.”


If you would like more information about this topic, please call Scott DeVito at 904-516-8781, or email sdevito@fcsl.edu.