Jacksonville UniversityCollege of Law

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Be Bold with JU Law

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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Applications for Fall 2024 are now closed. Our application for the Fall 2025 semester will open on August 15, 2024.

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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.

Thursday, August 15, 2024

6:00 p.m.

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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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A Community-Centered Education

"I would tell a prospective student to definitely consider the JU College of Law, not only because of the close proximity to the state and federal courthouses...but the legal community here in Jacksonville is really special."

Alex Wicks, Class of 2025

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Student Testimonial - Alex Wicks

The Jacksonville University College of Law has been really great at demonstrating all the pro bono work that takes place, not only here in Jacksonville, but across the country. We recently had the law firm Cravath come in and speak with us about their huge pro bono fund and we've had a whole panel of pro bono attorneys come and speak with us and all the work they do and put into the community was really eye opening. I would tell a perspective student to definitely consider joining the JU College of Law, not only just the close proximity to the state and federal courthouses, which alone are a ton of resources for any student, but the legal community here in Jacksonville is really special. A lot of the attorneys want to see us succeed, and they sacrificed their own time to help us succeed, so I don't think you'll find the legal community like that anywhere else in the country.

Accreditation Information

Accreditation is the hallmark of quality and high standards for legal education and admission to the Bar. The Jacksonville University College of Law is provisionally 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, in accordance with ABA rules, will continue to pursue full accreditation. Law schools that are provisionally accredited are entitled to all the rights of a fully approved law school. Similarly, from an ABA perspective, graduates of provisionally approved law schools are entitled to the same recognition that is accorded graduates of fully approved law schools.

Jacksonville University
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2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211
904-256-7549

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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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