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UF LAW R ISI NG ABOVE


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

32

101 UNDERGRAD COLLEGES

52

PERCENT WOMEN

TOTAL STUDENT BODY

969

19% OUT-OF-STATE

MEDIAN UNDERGRAD GPA

3.69 60+

161

RANGE: 147-178

U.S. News Ranking

41st

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

AMONG NATION’S BEST LAW SCHOOLS

43.5%

20-51

ENTERING CLASS SIZE

301

MEDIAN LSAT

1-4 YEARS

8%

5+ YEARS

OUT OF COLLEGE

AGE RANGE

As of October 5, 2017

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

81

50+

164

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FULL-TIME FACULTY

COURSES OFFERED IN 2016

5

JOURNALS PUBLISHED

ADJUNCTS/ LECTURERS

CLINICS OFFERED

50%+

OF THE FACULTY HOLD ADVANCED DEGREES PLUS J.D.

U.S. News Ranking

41st

12:1

5

100+

60

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FACULTY REPUTATION

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

ARTICLES,BOOKS & PAPERS PUBLISHED IN 2016

STUDENT: FACULTY RATIO

JOINT DEGREES

COUNTRIES TRAVELED TO/ PRESENTED IN 2016

A critical component to a top-tier 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.

2017 SUMMER EXTERN STATS

16

FL APPELLATE COURTS

EXTERNS

MIAMI

NEW YORK CITY

193

49,888

7,758

41

12

96

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, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (JD 90)

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FUTURE Your

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Employment

CAREER

CLASS OF 2016

PERCENTAGE

Employed or enrolled in graduate program EMPLOYMENT BY TYPE

89.5% PERCENTAGE

Business/Industry

12.4%

Clerkships

6.5%

Education

1.1%

Government or public interest

21.5%

Law firm (private practice)

58.5% *Class of 2016

266

541

GLOBAL ALUMNI NETWORK

702 1,082

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

17,214 441

273

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“UF Law has a tremendous alumni network. There is a strong support for graduates, and those relationships and a UF Law degree carry a lot of weight at The Florida Bar. When you look at our past presidents and most leadership positions, you see UF graduates. There’s an instant credibility.” —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 over 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

52|50 COUNTRIES

STATES

FL SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

18

4

14

13 DEANS

ABA PRESIDENTS

100+ STATE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES

OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, INCLUDING UF.

OF LAW SCHOOLS, INCLUDING THREE AT UF LAW.

MORE THAN ANY OTHER LAW SCHOOL SINCE 1973.

FLORIDA GOVERNORS

PRESIDENTS

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“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

T O P -T I E R U N I V E R S I T Y

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AMONG PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES U.S. News & World Report

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200 GRADUATE PROGRAMS

$724M IN RESEARCH AWARDS

39

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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BEST VALUE PUBLIC COLLEGES Forbes 2016

220+ DAYS OF SUNSHINE PER YEAR

140,000

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

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N E W S PAC E S This fall, we opened a new cafeteria space, now known as the Commons, with expanded study areas and fresh food served daily. A full-service Starbucks will also be open in early 2018.

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YOUR PLACE HERE Application - Fall 2018

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ADMISSIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCES 2017-2018 FEES/EXPENSES: The tuition/fees for one semester credit hour for 2017-2018 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 October and continue throughout the application cycle. Most 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

$1,250

$970

$4,470

CLOTHING

FOOD

$310

$8,390

BOOKS/ SUPPLIES

PERSONAL

COMPUTER/ CELL PHONE

ROOM

$1,100 TRANSPORATION

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 16, 2018

Application

LSAT

RECOMMENDED APPLICATION COMPLETION DEADLINE

ACCEPTED UNTIL EARLY AUGUST 2018

TAKE NO LATER THAN JUNE 11, 2018

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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Gainesville, FL 32611-7633

CONNECT www.law.ufl.edu

UF Law 2017 Viewbook