Friday, January 25, 2013
Daytona Times: Attorney: Law School Not Coming to Daytona:
A Jacksonville attorney said “plans are still full steam ahead” to start a law school, but it will not be in Daytona Beach. ... [Attorney Eric] would not tell the Daytona Times the new proposed location of the school but said plans are for the partners to open it later this year. The Daytona Times was able to learn that they are looking at a site in South Daytona. ...
Working with Smith are Steven Nemerson, an attorney who would be the school’s dean, and developer Jim Catlett. They hope to initially enroll 80 students and grow the student body to 600 as well as secure accreditation from the ABA, according to the National Law Journal. Plans also call for the school to keep costs low by focusing on attracting practicing attorneys to teach.
Those involved say the school, which will be called the Florida Space Coast School of Law, would emphasize public service and pro bono work, and foster a cooperative, rather than competitive, atmosphere. Nemerson and Smith believe the lower cost of education isn’t the only thing that will set them apart from Florida’s 12 other law schools. The new law school’s founders also plan to use practicing attorneys and judges as faculty.
- Above the Law, Florida Space Coast School of Law: Not An Onion Headline
- JD Journal, Daytona Beach Not Gaining a Law School