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The Florida Coastal School of Law announced Wednesday it is suing the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).

Florida Coastal School Of Law Could Close In August

Jul 2, 2021
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Classes at Florida Coastal School of Law could end in about five weeks unless the U.S. Department of Education grants an appeal submitted after its denial of the school’s continued access to the Title IV federal student loan program.

Florida Coastal School Of Law Appealing Federal Student Loan Denial

May 18, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record

Florida Coastal School of Law is disputing the findings released May 13 by the office of Federal Student Aid in the U.S. Department of Education denying the school’s reinstatement into the loan program.


Florida Coastal School of Law (Coastal Law) in Jacksonville has been dealt a major blow by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE)’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) office, which announced Thursday the law school’s application for reinstatement of student federal aid programs has been denied.

Florida Coastal School Of Law Dean Resigns Following Denial Of Nonprofit Conversion

Sep 12, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Florida Coastal School of Law Dean Scott DeVito resigned Tuesday after four years in the position. The resignation was effective immediately.

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The Florida Coastal School of Law wants to become a nonprofit.

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InfiLaw, the Florida Coastal School of Law’s holding company,  filed three lawsuits in May in federal court against the American Bar Association after the ABA found InfiLaw’s three law schools out of compliance with admission and accreditation standards.

Wednesday on First Coast Connect ahead of this month’s annual See the Girl Summit we spoke with Dr. Lawanda Ravoira, President and CEO of the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Senior Vice President at the center Vicky Basra and Dr. Maureen Walker who is the keynote speaker at the summit (01:01). 

Florida Coastal School Of Law Sued By Its Former President

Oct 2, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

The former president of Florida Coastal School of Law is suing the school, alleging wrongful termination and unpaid compensation.

Our Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect featured Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, radio host Angela Spears and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons (00:54).

Our panel discussed

Florida Coastal School Of Law Appeal Denied by ABA

Sep 13, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

The American Bar Association has denied Florida Coastal School of Law’s appeal after the school was found not in compliance with the ABA’s accreditation standards.

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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we talked about the fate of the Blekic family, who, despite following all the rules while living on the First Coast for 10 years, were denied asylum status and deported back to Bosnia. We spoke with Florida Times-Union columnist Mark Woods, who has been following the family, and Professor Ericka Curran, who runs the immigration clinic at Florida Coastal School of Law.


Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville is taking the American Bar Association (ABA) to court over its school accreditation practices.

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Florida Coastal School of Law professors Ericka Curran and Kara Roberts on the school’s upcoming Citizenship Day (01:09).  

This month’s First Coast Success featured real estate leader Heyward Cantrell (23:20).

Looking ahead to the latest Generation W event we spoke with Generation W Executive Director Donna Orender and APR Energy President and COO Chuck Ferry (33:14).

Cole Pepper joined us with the latest sports news and a look at the Final Four (46:00).    


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Tuesday on First Coast Connect, ahead of his talk Tuesday evening at the University of North Florida, we spoke with General Michael Hayden, who is a former director of the NSA and CIA (01:24).    

The latest edition of Moveable Feast featured Chriss Brown from 927 Events (25:05).

We heard about Friday’s Environmental Summit at the Florida Coastal School of Law with FCSL professor Eric Hull, Quinton White, Director of the Marine Science Research Institute at Jacksonville University and Kinsley Vassey, President of the Real Property and Environmental Law Society (34:08).

WJCT Music Director David Luckin talked about some of the 89.9 music shows and what’s coming up Tuesday night on Turntable Tuesdays (46:00).

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It’s been four months since Hurricane Irma and the flooding that hit the area. Thursday on First Coast Connect  we spoke with local attorney Charlie Jimerson who lost his home in the storm and suffered major damage to his business location (01:17).  

We also talked with Erika Curran, who leads the immigration clinic at Florida Coastal School of Law about local reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the temporary protected status for Salvadorans living in the U.S (32:47).

Jacksonville Magazine and 904 Magazine Publisher and editor Joseph White told us about the upcoming lantern parade on Jacksonville’s Northbank. 

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Our News4Jax partner has learned that a Jacksonville law school has been told it needs to make improvements to its academic programs or risk facing penalties related to its accreditation.

  Wednesday on “First Coast Connect” we spoke with Baptist Health CEO Hugh Greene about the Mental Health First Aid initiative. Florida Coastal School of Law professor Kara Roberts and student Lance Francis talked about Saturday’s Citizenship Day and Sulzbacher Center CEO Cindy Funkhouser and Board Chair Pam Chally told us about Thursday’s groundbreaking of Sulzbacher Village. 

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Lawyers from around Jacksonville are offering to help get the city’s immigrant residents on the road to citizenship this weekend.

It’s all in advance of Florida Coastal School of Law’s annual Citizenship Day. And for many of the counselors, the charity work is intensely personal.

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Protests at airports around the country occurred this weekend, after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries and suspending all refugee admission for 120 days.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a water policy bill Thursday despite calls from environmentalists to veto the measure.

The St. Johns Riverkeeper was part of a statewide coalition calling for the veto.

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A Florida Coastal School of Law professor will be making the case that government should stay silent on controversial issues at a First Coast Freethought Society forum Monday night.

The lecture, titled "When the Government Should Shut Up," will highlight how government contradicts itself about what qualifies as free speech.

In a new book, UNF political science professor Dr. Ronald Libby argues that the Tea Party wing of the Republican party has eclipsed the traditional GOP establishment this election cycle, with much of the attention focused on outsider candidates like Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson. We speak with Libby about his book, "Purging the Republican Party: Tea Party Campaigns and Elections."

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New legislation currently before Congress that would set regulations on an array of environmental hazards is being closely watched here in Jacksonville, a city consistently rated poor in air quality. The upcoming annual Northeast Florida Environmental Summit will discuss how these environmental hazards impact our community, children, and food production. We speak with Eric Hull, summit chairperson and professor at Florida Coastal School of Law, Patricia Pappan, president of the Environmental Law Society, and Dr. Quint White, marine biologist at Jacksonville University.

Duval County teacher salaries, MOCA Jacksonville, EverBank Field and the St. Augustine Shipyards are all in the headlines today.

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Conflicting appeals court rulings over the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, have thrown the law’s future into an uncertain status.

Last Friday morning, a local couple went downtown to Jacksonville’s Clerk of Courts office with a request they say they’d been waiting years to make —  a marriage license.

A Florida criminal statute that evokes images of rocket propelled grenades is more likely to be applied in the case of a drive-by fruiting.

A ruling on whether Marissa Alexander will get a second "Stand Your Ground" hearing in her retrial won't be heard until June at the earliest, but the debate on the controversial state policy remains in the headlines.

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A major decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the role of religion in government could affect public meetings on the First Coast.