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. Our full-time Juris Doctor program offers small class sizes designed for individualized instruction from our expert faculty, hands-on experience through externship opportunities at prestigious organizations, and direct access to the City of Jacksonville’s (COJ) greatest legal resources.
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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Our Fall 2023 term is now open!



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, June 15, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

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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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3,520Average number of available legal jobs in Florida per the U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics
100%Of admitted students receive merit scholarships
10%Chief Executive Officers of Fortune 500 companies have a J.D. degree

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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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Accreditation Information

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).

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Contact Information College of Law

VyStar Tower, 18th Floor 76 South Laura St. Jacksonville, Fla. 32202

Phone: (904) 256-8868
Email: law@ju.edu

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