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Florida Coastal School of Law



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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 1594
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 143 - 151
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.83 - 3.33
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 76.0%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 97.1%
Tuition $39,370



Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 566

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

J.D./M.B.A. The Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University (JU) and Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) have created a joint degree program through which qualified individuals may enroll in the Coastal Law J.D. and the Davis MBA programs simultaneously.

Specialty Law Programs

  • Commercial
  • Constitutional
  • Criminal
  • Environmental
  • International
  • Labor
  • Property
  • Taxation

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 126
Full-Time Faculty 64
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 9
Part-Time Faculty 53
Faculty Gender 50% Male
48% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 20 : 1


Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 47% Male
53% Female
Student Diversity
White 58%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 11%
Ethnicity Unknown 6%
Black or African American 15%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%



Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $39,370 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $39,370 $39,370

Financial Aid

85% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$23,000 Average financial aid amount



Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision:

Average Age Admitted: 24

Incoming Class

Florida Coastal School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 143 - 151
LSAT Part-Time 140 - 146
LSAT Total 143 - 151

Florida Coastal School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.83 - 3.33
Part-Time 2.79 - 3.18
Total 2.83 - 3.33

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Optional: Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Interview, State Residency



U.S. News & World Report

#50 National Universities Top Public Rankings
#91 National Universities High School Counselor Rankings
#106 National Universities



Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 71%
First Time Pass Rate 76%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 80%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 40
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer


Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 97%
Average Starting Salary $48,525
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 130 34%
Firm Sized 11-25 14 4%
Firm Sized 26-50 6 4%
Firm Sized 51-100 1 0%
Firm Sized 101-250 4 1%
Firm Sized 251-500 1 0%
Business Industry 86 23%
Government 58 15%
Public Interest 53 14%
Federal Clerkship 1 0%
State Clerkship 7 2%
Academia 4 1%
Unknown Employer Type 2 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 12 2%
Unemployed, Seeking 92 18%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 27 5%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
NC 2%
GA 6%
FL 64%
International 1%

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