The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) recognizes 11 law schools offering the Juris Doctor, or J.D., degree in Florida. The J.D. is a professional doctorate. Only one of the 11 law schools offering the J.D. is located in Southwest Florida: the Ave Maria School of Law. Southwest Florida spans the five coastal counties from Manatee County to Collier County. Some schools in the region offer a B.S. and an A.S. in programs of study related to law.
Ave Maria School of Law
The Ave Maria School of Law is a private university located in Naples, Florida. It is the only law school in Southwest Florida to offer the J.D. degree, as recognized by the LSAC.
Argosy University is a private university in Sarasota, Florida. The university does not offer an advanced law degree, although it does offer a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Gulf Coast University is a public university in Fort Myers, Florida. The university does not offer an advanced law degree, but it does offer a B.S. in Legal Studies.
Southwest Florida College
Southwest Florida College is a private college with two campuses in Southwest Florida in Port Charlotte and Fort Myers. The college does not offer an advanced law degree, though it does offer an A.S. and a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Paralegal.
Rasmussen College is a private college in Fort Myers, Florida. The college does not offer an advanced law degree, though it does offer an A.S. and a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Paralegal.
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