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    Florida (Jacksonville) -- Florida Coastal School of Law -- Accreditation: Full ABA -- Year Founded: 1996
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    Re: Florida Coastal School of Law (Full ABA)

    Location: Jacksonville, Florida, USA

    Florida Coastal School of Law is a private, independent law school, opened in 1996.

    Coastal Law received its license from the state of Florida in 1995 and opened for classes in winter 1996. The class entering in 1996 graduated in spring 1999. The college was provisionally approved by the American Bar Association in 1999 and received its full accreditation in 2001.


    The school is on a semester system. In addition to its curriculum for a Juris Doctor, Coastal offers several certification programs in specialized areas of the law. Coastal currently offers an environmental law certificate, sports law certificate, international comparative law certificate, family law certificate, and an advanced legal research and writing certificate.

    Coastal also has an internship and externship clinical program. Criminal law externships in the United States Attorney's Office, the State Attorney's Office, and the Office of the Public Defender throughout Florida and the southeast United States are available to Coastal students. Recently Coastal began offering externships in international criminal law with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, the Netherlands. Internships in consumer law are available through Coastal's Consumer Law Clinic, and students can learn to offer general legal assistance through a clinical program with Jacksonville Legal Services, a pro bono organization.

    Coastal established the Center for Law and Sports in 2005. The Center offers students a comprehensive sports law curriculum in which to obtain a certificate in sports law.

    About Coastal Law
    • Florida Coastal School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association.
    • About evenly divided by gender, Coastal Law students come from approximately 46 states and numerous countries, representing approximately 254 colleges and universities.
    • Our full-time faculty members represent more than 50 ABA-accredited law schools from across the country, including Harvard University, George Washington University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Columbia University, and New York University.
    • Coastal Law graduating classes consistently pass the bar in Florida, most recently with an 83 percent pass rate in July 2009 - several points higher than the state average.
    • Graduate employment rate after nine months was 96.6 percent in February 2008.

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    ABA Accreditation

    Florida Coastal School of law is fully-approved by the American Bar Association Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

    Since 1952, the ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education as the recognized national agency for the accreditation of professional schools of law.

    Further information as to the Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools by the American Bar Association may be obtained from the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, (312) 988-6738, FAX: (312) 988-5681,


    Florida Coastal School of Law - 8787 Baypine Road - Jacksonville, FL 32256 - (904) 680-7700


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