Florida Coastal School of Law News

Official: Struggling Charlotte law school encourages some students to transfer to Florida Coastal

By Cheyenne Dickerson | Jan 28, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina recently was denied federal student-loan funding, which is affecting its current and prospective students — with some of the students having been encouraged to transfer to a sister school in Florida, according to a law-school transparency official.

Collaboration helps juvenile offenders forge a path for the future

By Carrie Salls | Jan 19, 2017

JACKSONVILLE – A pro bono program for juvenile offenders who have completed the State Attorney’s Office’s diversion program, which began as a collaboration between Florida Coastal School of Law and the Center for Legal Rights, has blossomed into a new joint effort that links the city, the State Attorney’s Office, Florida Coastal, the Duval County Clerk of Courts, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

Cayman legal students attend biannual Florida law clinic

By Cassandra Stone | Dec 9, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE -- Law students from Truman Bodden Law School took part in a Caribbean Law Clinic last month at Nova South Eastern Law School in Fort Lauderdale.

Florida Coastal School of Law's Veterans Legal Collaborative takes 'holistic' approach with helping veterans

By Abbi White | Nov 25, 2016

JACKSONVILLE – Since its start in 2013, Florida Coastal School of Law’s Veterans Legal Collaborative has served an average of 150 of Jacksonville’s veterans annually, as of September. Pooling the resources and skill of area lawyers, Florida Coastal students, and other professionals, the Veterans Legal Collaborative takes a holistic approach to serving veterans in a wide variety of circumstances.

Orlando law firm launches deaf and disability rights unit

By Michelle de Leon | Nov 18, 2016

ORLANDO -- An Orlando-based law firm has created a deaf and disability rights unit to provide legal assistance to people with disabilities.

2 new judges appointed to Escambia County Court

By Russell Boniface | May 22, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed two new judges to the Escambia County Court.

Citizenship Day at Florida Coast Law School expected to be well-staffed

By Karen Kidd | Mar 22, 2016

JACKSONVILLE – With only a few weeks to go, Florida Coastal School of Law's Citizenship Day is expected to be well-staffed with pro bono attorneys but there's room for more, a Jacksonville Bar Association committee chair said.

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