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UF LAW W O R L D W I D E I M P A C T.

It Starts Here.


TOP RANKED As a UF Law student, you can choose from more than 60 student organizations right here on campus – and take advantage of UF’s amenities.

Your

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STUDENTS

PERCENT DIVERSITY

36 78

UNDERGRAD COLLEGES

47.4 PERCENT WOMEN

JD STUDENTS

GPA MEDIAN

3.6

160

12.1%

60+

75%

984

OUT-OF-STATE

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

STUDENTS RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIPS

40% | 3.5% 1-4 YEARS 5+ YEARS

20-46

OUT OF COLLEGE

AGE RANGE

CLASS SIZE

314

LSAT MEDIAN

As of September 15, 2016

Our accomplished, creative and diverse student body comes to UF Law with undergraduate and graduate degrees in areas such as business, finance, criminal justice, education, engineering, and medicine, to name a few.

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MENTORS Your

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F A C U LT Y

80

30+

219

FULL-TIME FACULTY

COURSES OFFERED IN 2015

4

JOURNALS PUBLISHED

US News Ranking

ADJUNCTS/ LECTURERS

37th

FACULTY REPUTATION

12:1

15

6

100+

110+

25

CLINICS OFFERED

50%

OF THE FACULTY HOLD ADVANCED DEGREES PLUS J.D.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

ARTICLES,BOOKS & PAPERS PUBLISHED IN 2015

STUDENT: FACULTY RATIO

JOINT DEGREES

COUNTRIES TRAVELED TO/ PRESENTED IN 2015

A critical component to a top-notch legal education is working with scholars in the field. UF Law’s engaged faculty not only teach nearly every subject of law, but actively publish, present and contribute to cutting-edge research and expertise in law on a global scale.

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R E A L W O R L D P R E P A R AT I O N UF Law students Vincent Pulignano, Chelsea A. Mayberry and Paige White spent their last semester of law school working in Washington, D.C., as part of UF Law’s Semester in Practice. The program immerses students in a professional legal work environment while allowing them to complete their course requirements.

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

SEMESTERIN-PRACTICE LOCATIONS WASHINGTON, D.C.

EXTERNS

MIAMI

TALLAHASSEE

2016 SUMMER EXTERN STATS

193

52,393

8,424

4

6

21

92

FL APPELLATE COURTS

FEDERAL COURTS

HOURS WORKED

STATES

PRO BONO HOURS

SITES

“I have very much enjoyed having interns from the University of Florida. The law school prepares them very well. I encourage UF Law students to seek out externships because it is a great opportunity for them and great for the courts.” —JUDGE MARCIA HOWARD (JD 90), United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

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FUTURE Your

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CAREER

Employment Success Rate CLASS OF 2015 • Employed • Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time • Unemployed – Start Date Deferred • Unemployed – Not Seeking • Unemployed – Seeking • Total Class Size • • • • • •

EMPLOYMENT BY TYPE Business/Industry Clerkships Education Government Law firm (private practice) Public Interest

266

259 22 2 1 16 303

85.47% 7.26% .66% .33% 5.28% 100%

22 18 2 51 165 1

8.49% 6.94% .77% 19.69% 63.70% .38%

544

GLOBAL ALUMNI NETWORK

703 1,072

INTERNATIONAL Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Military

17,302 442

275

84

—JAY KIM (JD 97), Member, Florida Bar board of governors; founder, Kim Vaughan Lerner

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GLOBAL LEADERS UF Law alumnus and Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court Jorge Labarga (JD 79) is among a strong group of Gator Law leaders who frequent the UF Law campus. In fact, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida Patricia D. Barksdale (JD 96) and U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida Paul C. Huck (JD 65), pictured at top right, also regularly return to Gainesville, where they interact with UF Law students and judge competitions.

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ALUMNI

The Reach Of The Gator Nation The University of Florida Levin College of Law Gator Nation includes more than 21,000 alumni and stretches around the world to nearly 50 countries. The accomplishments, involvement and support of alumni have helped distinguish UF Law as one of the strongest alumni bases in the nation. In fact, the law school’s alumni helped UF Law earn a No. 1 national ranking in “The 25 Best Law Schools in the U.S. to Make Connections and Get a Job” by GraduatePrograms.com.

ALUMNI

21k+

JUDGES

800+

GRADS PRACTICING

49|50 COUNTRIES

STATES

FL SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

18

FLORIDA GOVERNORS

4

PRESIDENTS

13

13 DEANS

ABA PRESIDENTS

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100+ STATE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES

OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, INCLUDING UF.

OF LAW SCHOOLS, INCLUDING UF LAW.

MORE THAN ANY OTHER LAW SCHOOL SINCE 1973.

“You go to law school because a law degree is one of the most powerful weapons on Earth. It gives you the power to right a wrong, and who else but a lawyer can look at an injustice and do something about it? I hope you can follow your dream.” —STEPHEN N. ZACK (JD 71), American Bar Association President 2010-2011

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DESTINATION Your

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AMONG PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES U.S. News & World Report

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200 GRADUATE PROGRAMS

$724M IN RESEARCH AWARDS

36

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

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“ONE OF THE BEST PL ACES T O L I V E A N D P L AY ” —National Geographic Magazine

The University of Florida Levin College of Law is located in Gainesville, Florida — one of the state’s centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. Gainesville features lush city parks, freshwater activities and nature trails, and is just a short distance from beautiful sandy beaches on either Florida coast.

2,000 ACRES OF UF CAMPUS

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TOP TEN COLLEGE TOWN Livability.com 2013

220+ DAYS OF SUNSHINE PER YEAR

140,000

sq. ft. STATE-OF-THE-ART FITNESS FACILITY

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YOUR PLACE HERE Application - Fall 2017

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ADMISSIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS

FINANCES 2016-2017 FEES/EXPENSES: The tuition/fees for one semester credit hour for 2016-2017 is $743.31 ($22,299.30 for 30 hours) for Florida residents and $1,296.80 per credit hour ($38,904.00 for 30 hours) for non-residents as defined in the UF undergraduate catalog. Tuition for the LL.M. in taxation and the LL.M. in international taxation is $815.81 per credit hour for Florida residents and $1,461.30 per credit hour for non-residents. Expenses vary, but UF JD students can anticipate annual costs of $17,990 and Tax students can anticipate annual costs of $17,150.

MERIT-BASED AWARDS: Awards for entering students are based on information collected in the application for admission. To be considered for merit scholarships, applicants must show high achievement. Scholarship decisions are made starting in December and completed by April. Recipients are notified with their offer of admission. NEED-BASED GRANTS: For consideration for need-based grants, the Financial Aid Office must be in receipt of the results of your FAFSA and a valid EFC (Expected Family (student) Contribution) by Dec. 15. It is recommended that students complete their FAFSA several weeks before this deadline to allow time for the federal processor to send your Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR).

Projected Expenses

$1,850

$1,360

$1,140

$4,470

CLOTHING

FOOD

$260

$7,620

BOOKS/ SUPPLIES

PERSONAL

COMPUTER/ CELL PHONE

ROOM

$1,090

$200

TRANSPORATION

ORIENTATION

CONTINUING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS: Students will be notified when scholarship applications are available. Continuing students can apply for these scholarships after completion of their first year.

March 15, 2017

July 15, 2017

LSAT

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED APPLICATION COMPLETION DEADLINE

APPLICATION DEADLINE

TAKE NO LATER THAN JUNE 2017

The Levin College of Law and the University is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, gender (including identity and expression), sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, and veteran status as protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. The Viewbook is available in an alternate format. Call Levin College of Law Admissions Office at (352) 273-0890. For TDD phone access, call Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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Levin College of Law P.O. Box 117633

Gainesville, FL 32611-7633

CONNECT www.law.ufl.edu

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