Jacksonville UniversityCollege of Law
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- November 22 - The College of Law announces its plans to establish a permanent downtown campus in an iconic downtown historic building.
- September 26 - The Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals holds oral arguments in Jacksonville University's Terry Concert Hall giving students, faculty and staff a chance to observe state appellate proceedings for three real-life cases.
- August 11 - The College of Law's second class takes the Oath of Professionalism during their convocation at the Duval County Courthouse.
- June 8 - College of Law Founding Dean Nick Allard becomes the first Randall C. Berg, Jr. College of Law Dean, an endowed position made possible through Gilchrist B. Berg’s substantial gift in honor of Gilchrist’s brother, the late Randall C. Berg Jr.
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
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.
Our New Home: Coming 2024
News from the College of Law
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
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.
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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