Jacksonville UniversityCollege of Law

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The Jacksonville University College of Law is Florida's newest law school in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. Located in the legal epicenter of Jacksonville, Fla., we are mere steps from the state and federal courthouses and surrounded by prominent legal organizations. You will have opportunities to network within the Jacksonville legal community from day one, attending meetings and events with legal organizations, like the Jacksonville Bar Association, and speaking with practicing lawyers during visits to the Duval County Courthouse. Our student-centered approach and community mentorship opportunities foster a well-rounded legal education in and beyond the classroom.
 

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Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with an admissions counselor from the College of Law to learn more about the Juris Doctor program and its admissions process.

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Our J.D. At a Glance

Our Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree is a full-time academic program designed to be completed in three years. The 90-credit curriculum provides a foundation of critical thinking, legal research and analysis, substantive law, and lawyering skills to prepare future lawyers, lawmakers, and leaders.

  • Small classes designed for individualized instruction
  • Expert, highly-engaged faculty with expertise in various areas, including media law, business law, environmental regulation, tort law, legal history, telecommunications law, and policy
  • Hands-on learning opportunities through externship opportunities through prestigious legal organizations
  • Frequent professional development, networking, and community mentorship opportunities 

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Community Need, Local Solution

The College of Law was established to provide quality legal education, focused on experiential learning and community partnerships, especially in the service of northeast Florida, and beyond.  

Located in the VyStar Tower, our students are positioned amid a vibrant downtown. The College of Law is a 10-minute walk from the Duval County Courthouse, where our students can observe courtroom proceedings and make use of the courthouse's extensive legal library.

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. To make this more accessible, all of our J.D. students are eligible for competitive scholarship levels. Currently, 100% of our admitted students have received a merit scholarship. 

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Pursue Your Passions

"Any major that develops your critical thinking skills is the right major to prepare you for law school. Whether it's business or history, music or biology, English or engineering, any major you are passionate about will provide you with a valuable perspective as you begin your legal career."

Courtney Barclay, Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs

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College of Law Academics with Dr. Courtney Barclay

Hello. I'm Courtney Barclay, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and a professor at the Jacksonville University College of Law. I am also a professor in the Communications Department, working with JU's undergraduate students. One of the many things I love about the College of Law is the interdisciplinary expertise of the faculty. Our professors and administrators have legal expertise in criminal and civil litigation, constitutional law, and tort law, just to name a few. But they are also experts in philosophy, history, economics, library science, environmental policy, Fine Arts, and more. This proves that there really is no limit on who can pursue a law degree. A lot of students think they need to major in political science to get into law school, and while political science is a great choice if that's what you're interested in, any major that develops your critical thinking skills is the right major to prepare you for law school. Whether it's business or history, music or biology, English or engineering, any major you are passionate about will provide you with a valuable perspective as you begin your legal career.

Accreditation Information

Consistent with accreditation protocol dictated by the American Bar Association (ABA), the Jacksonville University College of Law began 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. The College of Law is not currently approved by the American Bar Association (Council of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738) and makes no representation to any applicant that it will receive approval from the Council before the graduation of any matriculating student.

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2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211
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VyStar Tower, 18th Floor 76 South Laura St. Jacksonville, Fla. 32202

Phone: (904) 256-8860
Email: law@ju.edu

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