Jacksonville: JU law school will move to permanent home Downtown

Fifteen months after starting classes, Jacksonville University’s College of Law will move into a new Downtown campus next summer.

The College of Law has signed a long-term lease for more than 50,000 square feet on four floors of the historic former Atlantic Bank Building at 121 W. Forsyth St.

The college will move from its temporary home in the VyStar Tower, where it has occupied 15,000 square feet on the 18th floor.

The new space will allow expansion for more classes, faculty and staff, the college said. The building at Hogan and Forsyth streets, built in 1909, will be renamed for the Jacksonville University College of Law.

The law school’s founding dean, Nick Allard, said the school is “proud and energized” to be able to move into the new space, close to the city’s federal and county courthouses as well as City Hall.