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Experience the JU Advantage

"My favorite aspect of being a part of the College of Law is the networking opportunities through the local lawyer associations. These opportunities combined with the guest speakers from the legal community...help put into perspective what the legal profession might look like for me in the future."

Keiry Soto-Chavez, Class of 2025

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Teaching and ScholarshipExpert and Engaged Faculty

The College of Law faculty are highly engaged in the study and practice of law. They have expertise in a variety of areas including media law, business law, environmental regulation, tort law, legal history, telecommunications law and policy.

Faculty Feature: Immersive Learning 

Prof. Scott DeVito is one of the leads for an interdisciplinary consortium of JU faculty working with external technology partners, and public and private entities to develop a first of its kind platform for the development of experiential and immersive learning teaching modules. 

"Using the platform, we will begin to build a series of immersive learning modules designed to teach students when and how to properly make objections during trial and deposition," said DeVito. 

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Professional DevelopmentWhat Lawyers Can and Must Do

From orientation to graduation, law students at Jacksonville University study not only principles of law, but also what it means to be a lawyer. In and out of the classroom, the students explore the professional responsibilities lawyers have to their clients, to society, and to the rule of law. Through classroom exercises, discussions, and workshops with faculty, practicing attorneys, judges, and other experts, students learn, analyze, and reflect on the values and principles, and the obligations and privileges at the core of successful legal practice.

A Holistic Approach to Legal EducationStudent Resources

Jacksonville University and the College of Law are dedicated to the success of our students, from the day you apply to your first day as a practicing attorney and beyond. You will build personal relationships with our expert faculty and staff who will mentor you through law school, help you understand the requirements of qualifying for admission to the bar, support your preparation for the bar exam. and offer career counseling.  In addition to the College of Law faculty and staff, the University’s institutional resources including financial aid, career management, the Veterans and Military Resource Center, and disability support are available throughout your law school career.

Accreditation

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).