Paul L. Caron

Thursday, June 10, 2021

ABA Approves Florida Coastal's Teach-Out Plan; Classes To End After Summer Term; Students Will Transfer To Or Attend Other Law Schools

Following up on my previous posts (links below):  ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Notice of Executive Committee Decision: Florida Coastal School of Law Teach-Out Plan (June 2021):

Florida Coastal (2017)At a meeting on June 1, 2021, the Executive Committee of the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (the “Executive Committee”) considered the Teach-Out Plan submitted by the Florida Coastal School of Law (the “Law School”). After careful review of the Law School’s submission, the Executive Committee approved the revised teach-out plan filed on May 28, 2021.

The Law School’s accreditation will continue until July 1, 2023, for the limited purpose of allowing the Law School to receive credits from currently enrolled students earned as transient students at other ABA-approved law schools and to issue the Law School’s J.D. degree to such students who meet the Law School’s graduation requirements. The Law School shall not admit any students. The Law School will not offer any credit-bearing courses beyond the summer 2021 term.

The Council retains authority to remove the Law School’s accreditation earlier than July 1, 2023, if the Law School’s state license to issue a J.D. degree is withdrawn or terminated, or if the Law School fails to uphold any of the obligations it agrees to undertake in the May 28 Teach-Out Plan.

ABA Journal, Teach-out Plan for Florida Coastal Approved; Classes Will End After Summer Term

Karen Sloan (, It Looks Like End of the Line for the Embattled Florida Coastal School of Law

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