Jacksonville UniversityCollege of Law
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Learn more about our Juris Doctor program.
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Our Fall 2023 term is now open!
Want to start sooner? We are still accepting applications for the Spring 2023 term. The priority deadline to apply for Spring is December 1. Applications received after this date will be reviewed as space is available in the cohort.
Virtual Information Session
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with an admissions counselor to learn more about the program and learn how to strengthen their applications for law school.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
- February 28, 2022 - Jacksonville University College of Law announced and inaugural application period opened
- May 26, 2022 - College of Law hosted Preview Reception for interested students and families
- July 2022 - Dean of College of Law announced
- Mid-July 2022 - Inaugural class orientation schedule released
- Early August 2022 - Spring 2023 application period open
- August 8, 2022 - First day of classes for inaugural class
Preparing Students For A Bold FutureCommunity Need, Local Solution
The Jacksonville University College of Law will fill a gap in the city’s legal education market by preparing students with a unique, hands-on learning experience to become high-quality lawyers.
By positioning the College of Law within JU's downtown location in VyStar Tower, which is just a 10-minute walk to the Duval County Courthouse, our law students are at the center of a bustling city. Students are mere steps away from prominent legal organizations, active courtrooms, and the courthouse's extensive legal library, which is accessible to JU students. Jacksonville University is also considering all students in the College of Law for merit scholarships up to $14,400. The University is committed to providing students opportunities to succeed in their education and future careers.
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.
Jacksonville has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities in the Southeast, and according to Forbes Magazine, Jacksonville is ranked as the second-best city for young professionals. Our bustling downtown is home to the Jacksonville University College of Law. Centrally located in VyStar Tower, JU Downtown and the College of Law are mere steps away from the city's greatest legal resources for students.
Within 10 minutes, students can walk to more than 20 prominent legal organizations where they can secure externship and mentorship opportunities, or observe public legal proceedings at the Duval County Courthouse.
Jacksonville University and the College of Law have connections and partnerships all over the city and throughout the nation through our Dolphin Lawyer Association.
Learn more about the Juris Doctor program offered by the College of Law.
Virtual Information Session
Request to watch a previous virtual information session. These sessions will allow you to learn more about our program, hear from faculty and understand the admissions process.
We put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you through the application process.
“I expect Jacksonville University to bring the same commitment to excellence to its new College of Law as it does to its other stellar programs. The benefit to our community will be significant.”
Consistent with accreditation protocol dictated by the American Bar Association (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. The College of Law is not currently approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the ABA and makes no representation to any applicant that it will receive approval from the Council before the graduation of any matriculating student.
In the last decade, Jacksonville University has received full accreditation for over 30 programs ranging from healthcare to business administration, and is fully accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).