Florida Coastal School of Law

Florida Coastal was founded in 1996 as the United States' first for-profit law school. The school immediately received temporary accreditation from the ABA, and received its permanent accreditation six years later. It is one of three law schools operated by the InfiLaw Corporation. In addition to its curriculum for a Juris Doctor, FCSL offers several certification programs in specialized areas of the law. FCSL currently offers an environmental law certificate, sports law certificate, international comparative law certificate, and the advanced legal research and writing certificate.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.fcsl.edu
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admissions@fcsl.edu
Location (Location) Jacksonville, FL
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1996
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : No

Rankings

US News Week : N/A
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 146
Median GPA : 3.10
Acceptance Rate : 75%


Florida Coastal Law School Admissions

Florida Coastal Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 75% of its applicants. Comparatively, Floridacoastal is Higher than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2018 4590 3417 (74.44%) 580 (12.6%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 2.83 3.10 3.33
LSAT 143 146 151

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $39,370 $39,370
Part Time $31,854 $31,854
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: N/A
Living off-campus: $21,110
Living at home: $21,110

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : 01/20
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 08/01
Application Fee : N/A

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Florida Coastal Law School Community

Florida Coastal Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Floridacoastal is Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 71
  • Part Time : 41

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 39
  • # Minority Faculty : 8

RATIO

20.0 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Florida Coastal Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Florida Coastal School of Law 1L section size is 8% larger than law schools in Florida and 16% larger than all Private law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Florida Coastal Law School: 80
Florida Average: 74
Private School Average: 67
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 2360
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 175
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 370
  • Law Journals : 71
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 207

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 30.5%
  • Second Year : 2.8%
  • Third Year : 0.4%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Florida Coastal Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Florida Coastal School of Law class of 2013 had an employment rate of 74% with 5% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2013, 71.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 43.0%
  • Business: 23.0%
  • Government: 15.0%
  • Public Interest: 14.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Florida: 64%
  • Georgia: 6%
  • North Carolina: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 71.3%
  • First Time Takers: 421
  • Average School: 76.0%
  • Average State: 80.0%
  • Pass Difference: -4.0%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Florida : 80.0%
  • Passed : 228 of 300 (76.0%)
  • State Average : 80.0%
  • Difference : -4.0%
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