Florida Coastal School of Law
|Florida Coastal School of Law|
|Motto||Lex Ubique Est|
|Location||Jacksonville, Florida, US|
|USNWR ranking||Tier 4|
|Bar pass rate||78.8% (July 10)|
Florida Coastal School of Law is a for-profit private law school in Jacksonville, Florida. Established in 1996, the school is owned by the for-profit educational investment fund InfiLaw System of independent law schools, which also owns Charlotte School of Law and Phoenix School of Law, and is owned by Sterling Partners. Florida Coastal School of 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 2002.
The National Jurist ranked Florida Coastal among the top innovative law schools in 2013. 
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.
The 2012-2013 Moot Court National Championship ranked Florida Coastal School of Law's Moot Court team number two in the championship.  In 2010, Florida Coastal gained national attention when they scored a victory against Harvard Law in a moot court contest. 
Florida Coastal's Mock Trial team competes with law students across the state of Florida and the United States. The team members present their case before a judge and jury. Acceptance into the team is based upon a competitive meritocratic process that judges the student's ability and talent.
The Florida Coastal Law Review is a legal journal edited by second and third year law students under the guidance of law professors. The journals are retrievable by judges, attorneys, and scholars around the world through the legal databases LexisNexis and Westlaw.   The journal is published three times a year. Students can join by being in the top 5% of their class or by submitting a high quality writing piece to law review. 
Bar passage rate
The Bar passage rate for first-time test takers for the July 2010 was 78.8 percent, tying for sixth place in the State of Florida. 226 students from Coastal took the exam.
According to the American Bar Association for 2012 Florida Coastal graduates, 48.43% are employed in a position that requires for the graduate to pass the bar exam; 35.9% are employed in full-time, long-term jobs requiring bar passage; 13.92% are employed in a position in which the employer sought an individual with a J.D. or in which the J.D. provided a demonstrable advantage in obtaining or performing the job, but which did not itself require an active law license; 6.86% of the graduates are in a professional position in which a J.D. is neither required nor a demonstrable advantage; 4.71% are employed in a non-professional position; .39% are undeterminable; 5.29% are pursuing graduate work full-time; 2.39% are unemployed and not seeking employment; and 18.04% are unemployed and seeking employment. 
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- Florida Coastal School of Law — official site