Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville, FL
8787 Baypine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Florida Coastal School of Law is a private, for-profit law school in Jacksonville, Florida. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Florida Coastal offers both full- and part-time programs leading to the Juris Doctor degree.

The school was founded in 1996 by Peter Goplerud, a graduate of Harvard Law School. Florida Coastal was the first law school in the United States to be accredited by the ABA without a physical campus. The school originally operated out of leased space in downtown Jacksonville. In 1998, the school moved to its current location in the Southbank area of Jacksonville.

Florida Coastal has an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students, the majority of whom are full-time. The student body is diverse, with students coming from all over the United States and from many different backgrounds. The school has a strong commitment to public service and encourages its students to participate in pro bono work.

The curriculum at Florida Coastal is traditional, with a strong emphasis on legal research and writing. The school offers a variety of clinical programs, including an externship program that allows students to earn credit while working in a law firm or government agency. Florida Coastal also offers a unique program called the Legal Research and Writing Institute, which is designed to help students hone their legal research and writing skills.

Florida Coastal graduates have a high bar passage rate and are employed at some of the nation's top law firms. The school's alumni include judges, law professors, and attorneys working in a variety of practice areas.

Quick Facts

Type: Private for-profit, 4-year or above

Main Website: https://www.fcsl.edu/

Financial Aid: https://www.fcsl.edu/prospective-students/financial-aid/