Recently, students in the inaugural class of the Jacksonville University College of Law experienced their first few days of their three years of study. At the convocation ceremony, JU President Tim Cost provided a history of the university’s 88-year path toward a law school, an initiative rooted in the institution’s establishment in 1934 as William J. Porter University.
Jacksonville Bar Association President Fraz Ahmed offered his assessment of the new law school. “This is an historic day. You could not have asked for a better group to guide you where you want to go,” Ahmed said. Ahmed is a 2006 graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law. He spoke of how his career grew since joining the JBA about 20 years ago and made a commitment to the students.
“When I came to Jacksonville, from the day I got to law school, I built strong connections. Bar leaders helped guide me and wanted to see me succeed. Feel free to reach out to me and the board of governors and we invite you to the JBA’s events to help you make connections.”