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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Following Closure Of Florida Coastal, Jacksonville University Launches New Law School, With 20-30 Students In Fall 2022 ($36,000 Tuition, $14,000 Merit Scholarships)

The Next Step in Jacksonville’s Future: Building Tomorrow Together:

Jacksonville Law SchoolFor nearly a century, Jacksonville University has pursued bold opportunities that create waves of good in our community. We are proud to partner with the City of Jacksonville to establish the Jacksonville University College of Law in the heart of downtown. With public investment to accelerate its launch, JU's College of Law will meet a pressing need for quality legal education in northeast Florida, while strengthening the pool of educated professionals and future leaders in our community.

The College of Law offers small class sizes designed for individualized attention, externships at prestigious organizations, easy access to the City of Jacksonville’s greatest legal resources, and strong community connections. Additionally, Jacksonville University’s proven approach to a 360-degree education leverages natural connections and career paths that expand beyond the field of law. College of Law students will have unique opportunities to augment their education with interdisciplinary graduate certificates through existing programs at the University, in fields such as business, healthcare, fine arts, marine science, technology, public policy, and more.

Preparing Students For A Bold Future: Community Need, Local Solution:

Jacksonville Law School 2The Jacksonville University College of Law will fill a gap in the city’s legal education market by preparing students with a unique, hands-on learning experience to become high-quality lawyers.

By positioning the College of Law within JU's downtown location in VyStar Tower, which is just which is just a 10-minute walk to the Duval County Courthouse, our law students are at the center of bustling city. Students are mere steps away from prominent legal organizations, active courtrooms and the courthouse's extensive legal library, which is accessible to JU students. Jacksonville University is also considering all students in the College of Law for merit scholarships up to $14,400. The University is committed to providing students opportunities to succeed in their education and future careers.

Our community extends beyond the Jacksonville city limits; it is wherever our students and graduates reside. The Jacksonville University College of Law aims to educate future lawyers, lawmakers and leaders by providing the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to succeed and make a difference in their communities. ...

The College of Law is not currently approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (ABA) and makes no representation to any applicant that it will receive approval from the Council before the graduation of any matriculating student. In line with strict accreditation protocol dictated by the ABA, the Jacksonville University College of Law will begin the accreditation process in the spring of 2023. Our goal and highest priority is to achieve provisional accreditation by the time our first class of students graduates.

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