Scott DeVito Named Dean at Florida Coastal School of Law

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Professor Scott DeVito has been appointed Dean of Florida Coastal School of Law after a nationwide search in which a variety of qualified candidates were considered,

DeVito currently serves as a tenured member of the Coastal Law faculty. DeVito joined Coastal Law in 2008 after practicing law in Phoenix, Arizona. While there, he clerked for the late Justice Michael D. Ryan. DeVito earned his law degree from the Connecticut School of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of Connecticut Law Review and treasurer of the moot court board.

In addition to his J.D., DeVito holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester. Prior to going to law school, DeVito taught philosophy at the university level. While at Coastal Law, DeVito's teaching and legal scholarship has focused on commercial law and quantitative empirical legal research respectively. Most importantly, DeVito has led efforts to innovate legal education, serving as Chair of the Innovation Committee and taking a lead role in Coastal Law's strategic planning process.

"Dean DeVito's leadership and vision for the school is consistent with our mission of inclusive excellence and market leading practice preparation. We know that Dean DeVito has the right vison for Coastal Law," said Coastal Law President Dennis Stone.

The Coastal Law community congratulates Dean DeVito on his new position and wishes him well as Dean of Coastal Law.

ABOUT FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW - Founded in 1996, Florida Coastal School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. Coastal Law has continued to instill in its students and alumni an appreciation for the moral and professional demands of the legal profession, an understanding of the impact of globalization and technology, and a sense of duty in serving the communities wherever they choose to practice. In 2015, Florida Coastal School of Law was named a best law school for providing its students practical training by National Jurist Magazine, a leading news source in legal education. Coastal Law was listed in the top 20 of all law schools listed and received a grade of A+, up from an A- in 2014. Its moot court team is ranked number 1 in the nation, second year in a row. For more information visit our website at

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