Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I apply?
- Please visit our application portal to submit your application.
- What is the Application Deadline for the Spring 2023 term?
- The priority application deadline for the Spring 2023 term is December 1, 2022. Applications received after this date will be reviewed as space is available in the cohort. We are also accepting applications for our Fall 2023 term. The priority deadline to apply for this term is June 1, 2023.
- What specific Law Degrees are offered?
- The Jacksonville University College of Law offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.) Program.
- Where will classes be held?
- All in-person courses will be held at Jacksonville University’s Downtown Campus on the 18th Floor of the VyStar Tower: 76 S Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
- What is the academic calendar for the College of Law?
The College of Law will follow the traditional semester schedule of the JU Academic Calendar.
- How long is the program?
- The program takes three years to complete.
- What is the average salary of a practicing lawyer?
- According to U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the average salary for a lawyer in Florida is $113,070. The national average salary is $126,930.
- What job opportunities are available after completing the program?
- For every 6 law school graduates, there are roughly 10 jobs available, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Experts project a 9% job growth rate in the legal field.
- How many students will be in my class?
- The incoming inaugural class will have no more than 30 students and an 8:1 student-faulty ratio.
- Is the College of Law accredited?
The College of Law is not currently approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (ABA) and makes no representation to any applicant that it will receive approval from the Council before the graduation of any matriculating student. In line with strict accreditation protocol dictated by the ABA, the Jacksonville University College of Law will begin 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.
- What is a character and fitness evaluation?
During the law school admissions process, applicants will be asked questions about conduct in the past - academic discipline, college residence hall violations, criminal charges, even what may seem like minor traffic violations. These questions are the first step in assessing your character and fitness for the legal profession, and how you respond to them can have important implications not just for your admission to law school, but for your admission to the practice of law.
- Do I need to submit a character and fitness evaluation?
Yes. In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
- The questions will be included in the JU application.
- Does the Jacksonville University College of Law provide pro bono legal services to
At this time, College of Law faculty and students are not offering any legal services to the community. We encourage our students and faculty to volunteer with organizations in town that support the legal needs of Jacksonville-area residents. If you are in need of pro bono help, please visit the Jacksonville Bar Association's listing of local legal services.
What are early steps I should take to prepare for the practice of law?
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
- I would like to meet with an Admissions Counselor, how do I know who to contact?
You can review our full list of graduate admissions counselors and their designated programs online.
- How can I schedule a visit of the JU campus?
- Please email Missy Davenport, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information on scheduling a tour.