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Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

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    Barry Law Trial Team Wins Top Two Spots at Mock Trial Competition, Makes School History December 01, 2021

    Barry University School of Law Mock Trial Team was victorious on Sunday at the 2021 Honorable. E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition in Jacksonville, FL, sending two teams to the finals.

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    Dean Diaz Awarded 2021 National Latino Leader Award August 11, 2021

    Congratulations to Barry Law Dean Leticia M. Diaz for being selected as a 2021 National Latino Leader awardee by the Council for Latino Workplace Equity (CLWE), an initiative under the National Diversity Council.

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    Dean Diaz wins Spirit of Engagement Award March 22, 2021

    Congratulations to Barry Law Dean Leticia M. Diaz for receiving the Spirit of Engagement award from i4 Business as part of the 6th Annual Women's Inspired Leadership Awards on March 11, 2021.

About the School Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

The Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is committed to providing graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to aid society through the competent and ethical practice of law.

Students are exposed to the theories of law from a faculty of professors who are leaders in their fields and who embrace an open-door policy. 

Valuable clinical and externship opportunities provide dynamic practical experience, and our accomplished, championship-caliber trial and moot court teams showcase the real-world legal skills developed at Barry Law.

With the 2011 completion of a three-story Legal Advocacy Center, the law school's 20-acre campus in Orlando is transforming into a state-of-the-art complex that is the focal point for legal resources, services, and knowledge in Central Florida.

Message from the Dean

"Barry Law students learn in a challenging but caring environment", said Dean Leticia M. Diaz, PhD, JD. "What makes a Barry lawyer different from his or her peers is a lifetime commitment to practicing ethically and contributing to the community. That commitment is at the heart of our mission at Barry Law".

Core Commitments

  • Knowledge And Truth

    Knowledge and Truth

    Barry promotes and supports the intellectual life, emphasizing life-long learning, growth and development. The University pursues scholarly and critical analysis of fundamental questions of the human experience. In the pursuit of truth, the University advances development of solutions that promote the common good and a more humane and just society.

  • Inclusive

    Inclusive Community

    Barry is a global, inclusive community characterized by interdependence, dignity and equality, compassion and respect for self and others. Embracing a global world view, the University nurtures and values cultural, social and intellectual diversity, and welcomes faculty, staff, and students of all faith traditions.

  • Social Justice

    Social Justice

    Barry expects all members of our community to accept social responsibility to foster peace and nonviolence, to strive for equality, to recognize the sacredness of Earth, and to engage in meaningful efforts toward social change. The University promotes social justice through teaching, research and service.

  • Collaborative Service

    Collaborative Service

    Barry is committed to serving local and global communities through collaborative and mutually productive partnerships. The University accepts responsibility to engage with communities to pursue systemic, self-sustaining solutions to human, social, economic and environmental problems.

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Campus and Community About Orlando

Orlando offers a subtropical climate that allows for year-round outdoor activities. Barry University School of Law is located in one of the nation's most vibrant legal and business communities. Central Florida is home to a plethora of law firms, as well as major corporate entities that have headquarters or satellite offices in the Metropolitan Orlando area.

Central Florida is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Although this region was once the center of the Florida citrus industry, its major industry today is tourism. Walt Disney World, Sea World of Florida, Universal Studios - Florida, and a host of other attractions bring millions of visitors into Central Florida each year. Just an hour away are Kennedy Space Center and the beaches of the Atlantic.

In addition, Orlando is a major commercial center; many national corporations have headquarters in the city.

With two major film studios, the area is fast becoming a television and motion picture production center.

For students at the Barry University School of Law, Central Florida provides a wealth of firsthand exposure to the practice of corporate and entertainment law as well as juvenile and criminal law. The Advisory Board of the School of Law is composed of many prominent Central Florida attorneys, judges, government officials, and others in the community. Their community affiliations enhance the networking and career opportunities available to Barry's students.

In addition to the potential it holds for professional development, Central Florida enjoys a year-round subtropical climate and offers a wide range of cultural and recreational activities. Orlando is the ideal venue to pursue your legal education.

Campus Map Directory

For students at the Barry University School of Law, Central Florida provides a wealth of firsthand exposure to the practice of corporate and entertainment law as well as juvenile and criminal law.

Orlando, FL Location

Orlando School of Law

Address

6441 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32807

Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ABA Accreditation

American Bar Association Accreditation

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

General Accreditation

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 407-679-4500 for questions about the status of Barry University.

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Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Nondiscrimination Policy

Barry University does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability status or veteran status. This policy applies to students, employees, applicants and trustees with respect to participation in any program, benefit, activity or student/employment opportunity offered by the University. Every member of the University community is expected to uphold this policy as a matter of mutual respect and fundamental fairness in human relations. Every student of this institution has a responsibility to conduct himself/herself in accordance with this policy as a condition of enrollment.

Further, every University employee has an obligation to observe Barry University policies and implementation of federal and state law as a term of employment. No person shall be retaliated against for reporting violations or concerns about prohibited discrimination or bias through appropriate University channels.

Nothing in this nondiscrimination statement shall require Barry University to act in a manner contrary to the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church or the University mission statement.

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Juris Doctor Program

  • Academic Program

    The School of Law offers the Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Barry University combines traditional and innovative teaching methods to provide a dynamic, professional program. The JD curriculum is designed to develop students' analytical ability, communication skills, and understanding of the codes of professional responsibility and ethics that are central to the practice of law.

  • Admissions

    Each year the Barry Law Admissions Committee considers about 2,000 applications for 250 to 280 seats available in the entering class. Apply to Barry Law today and join our family of caring faculty, students, and staff in Orlando-what a great place to pursue your legal education and beyond!

  • Faculty

    Hailing from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and career paths, the faculty members at Barry Law encourage students to reach their full potential through stimulating classroom interaction as well as challenging research projects, writing assignments and exams.

  • Financial Aid

    Barry Law offers financial aid assistance to all entering students including stipends, scholarships, and grants. All admitted candidates are automatically considered for merit scholarships by the Admissions office and do not need to complete any additional forms.

  • Admitted Students

    You were accepted, now what? Find the resources you need to view sample schedules, financial aid assistance information, deposit information and more. Barry also offers an innovative and unique Admission to Oath (A2O) program that helps prepare you for the start of law school.

Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Student Life

Barry Law students are encouraged to broaden their experiences by participating in student organizations. Our student groups (listed below) focus on academic, professional, social justice, political, religious, cultural, and social interests. Student groups cultivate a collegial and inclusive environment within the law school community and promote an intellectual exchange in an atmosphere of academic freedom.

When you participate in student groups, you will enhance your professional skills and build rapport with faculty advisors and peers. Whether you are a group member or leader, you will have the opportunity to interact with representatives of the organized bar and the judiciary, which will prove invaluable to your academic and professional career.

Student Organizations
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Student Life

Get Involved!

Barry is Green Environmental & Earth Law

Barry’s Center for Advanced Study of Environmental and Earth Law is leading the way in environmental law. The center’s academic programs are innovative and practical, designed to equip graduates to step into the legal world with broad vision and focused academic experience.

In addition to providing cutting-edge academic opportunities, Barry is committed to promoting environmental and energy conservation as part of our campus life. Barry has adopted a number of campus-wide efforts.

Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Career Services Office

The Career Services Office (“CSO”) supports the Barry University School of Law’s mission by facilitating connections between students, alumni and employers that support the pursuit of fulfilling career paths.

We seek to foster individual career development and to empower students and alumni to continually explore, prepare for, and pursue career paths that align with intellectual, personal, ethical, spiritual, ecological and social responsibilities.

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Core Values & Expectations

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    Engagement

    Inclusive Community

    Appreciation

    Teamwork

    Collaboration

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    Enthusiasm

  • Health

    Respect

  • Social Justice

    Integrity

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    Courtesy

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    Credibility

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    Engagement

  • Inclusive Community

    Appreciation

  • Teamwork

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    Enthusiasm

The Career Services Office strives to:

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    Cultivate Relationships

    Cultivate relationships with students to support their individual development during the law school experience and after graduation.

  • Religion

    Support

    Support student professionalism and self-accountability by encouraging personal reflection, leadership development, reputation awareness, and community involvement.

  • Student Centered Program

    Serve

    Serve the needs of all students, regardless of full-time or part-time enrollment status, or race, color, age, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran or disability status.

  • Program Flexibility

    Offer

    Offer a variety of pertinent programs, advisement, guidance, and coaching as well as provide access to innovative resources, data, and tools for full-spectrum career planning.

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Career Services Office Recruiting at the School of Law

The Career Services Office at Barry University School of Law offers a variety of interview programs, networking events, and volunteer opportunities for employers to take part in.

We encourage you to review some of the opportunities listed below and connect with us at 321-206-5660 or lawCSO@barry.edu so we may assist you in finding an opportunity that best fits you, your firm or your organization.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Barry University School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability status or veteran status. Employers may not post any jobs or participate in any on-campus interviewing programs without affirming compliance with the terms of the Non-Discrimination Policy to the Office of Career Services.

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Law Library

The mission of Barry University Law Library is to provide the Barry community with a pleasant environment conducive to study, research and the continuation of the educational process. Open to Barry Law students, faculty, staff, alumni, and bar members, the Law Library functions as a critical resource for students.

Use of the library is intended for access to those resources unavailable at other regional public libraries to which a visitor has access. Reference Librarians are available to help you with all your research needs.

Law Library Website

You can also access the Law Library’s online resources/databases 24 hours a day through our links on our Law Library page.

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Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Alumni

Graduation marks the end of an important chapter in a student’s relationship to Barry University School of Law, opening the door to a new connection to a diverse alumni community. Each year the alumni base expands and strengthens the law school’s reputation exponentially. Valuable alumni connections ensure professional support and networking opportunities throughout one’s career.

Barry Law encourages rapport building among the members of the alumni community through various events during the year. The law school also connects alumni to prospective and current law students in order to provide valuable guidance and mentoring. Through participation in the educational and service missions of Barry Law, alumni share vital lessons learned thereby charting a course for law students to follow as they embark on the exciting journey into the legal profession.

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Donors Giving to the School of Law

Every day at Barry University School of Law we build on a tradition that recognizes the unique contribution each individual can make to the law, the community, and the world. In the past decade, Barry Law has experienced a period of unprecedented growth and development

Your gifts to the Law School directly affect our impact on the legal community and are the key to a strong future. Whether you wish to honor your own graduation, a current student, a faculty member who changed your life, or if you want to support your community law school, no gift is too small to make a difference.

A gift to Barry Law will allow us to honor the achievements of the law school’s pioneers, enhance the educational experience of our current student body, and inspire the next generation of Barry lawyers to fulfill the tradition of service and distinction.

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Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Public Safety

Barry University School of Law is committed to working with the community to facilitate the development and maintenance of a safe and secure environment.

The primary purpose of this site is to provide security information, assistance, and service; to aid campus occupants during their stay on our campus.

A safe campus is everyone's responsibility. Do your part to protect yourself and others. Increased awareness by all of us can help prevent crime and keep our community safe. Crime prevention and awareness is not the sole responsibility of the Barry University School of Law. It is a joint venture with the community which it serves.

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