Law Life


Hello folks,

I am very humbled and thankful to be a law student. My legal education began in August, 2015. As a student of FCSL, I have the privilege of studying at the only law school in Jacksonville, Florida.

As of December, 2017 I have completed the following courses:

  • Property Law I & II
  • Contract Law I & II
  • Torts I & II
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Procedure
  • Legal Methods
  • Legal Process: Research & Writing
  • Legal Process: Litigation Drafting
  • Commercial Real Estate Development Law
  • Residential Real Estate Law
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Evidence
  • Business Associations
  • French Business Law
  • Comparative Crimes of Expression
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Contract Negotiations
  • Professional Responsibility (MPRE)
  • Trust and Estates
  • Trust and Estates Clinic
  • Veterans Benefits Clinic
  • Seal and Expungement Clinic
  • Interviewing and Counseling Clinic
  • Florida Practice & Procedure – fall, 2018
  • Commercial Paper Law – fall, 2018
  • National Law Survey – fall, 2018
  • Florida Law Survey – fall, 2018

My area of interest is transactional law, particularly: Real Estate, Franchise & Hospitality, Trusts and Estate Planning, and Corporate law.

During my second semester, Spring 2016, I had the privilege of working as a Legal Intern at the Law Office of Neil L. Weinreb in the Blackstone building in downtown Jacksonville.


It was illuminating to work with Neil and his colleague, Charlie Truncale, as well as the paralegals at the firm, each of which provided wonderful insights into the goings on of a general practice.

The practical work experience not only reinforced the theoretical knowledge that I had gained, but it also exposed me to new areas of law that I had not yet studied.

Scales of Justice

I accompanied my boss to court several times and I must say that I loved the experience of observing real world litigation.

While my long-term goal is leaning more and more towards the practice of real estate law, which makes the most sense with my real estate background, I can see how others would find a job at the State appealing.

I appreciate the challenges of family and criminal law practice and I am very thankful for the opportunity to have had the internship training, as it will undoubtedly make me a more well-rounded attorney in the future.

Update: 1/17/2019

I did it! ⚖️ I officially graduated from law school in December, 2018. Now I’m in bar prep mode until the end of Feb. I will attempt to update this site after getting my results back 🤞as well as to provide you with helpful information on current legal topics after passing the bar and during my legal career.

Professionally yours,

John W. Tanner, J.D, M.S.