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NAMES AND ADDRESSES
Law School: University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law 
Address: 2500 SW 2nd Ave 
  PO BOX 117630 
City: Gainesville 
State, Zip: FL, 32611 
Country: United States  
Phone: 352-273-0600 

Administrator Name: Pascale Bishop 
Administrator Title: Assistant Dean 
Phone: 352-273-0860 
Fax: 352-392-4640 
Email: bishop@law.ufl.edu 
Web: www.law.ufl.edu/career 

Registrar's Name: Debra Hyatt 
Phone No: 352-273-0627 
Names & titles of key CSO staff: Robert Birrenkott, Director
Christie Kelley, Assistant Director
Lori Little, Assistant Director
Karen Miller, Attorney-Advisor (part-time)
Erica Connor, Tax LL.M. Counselor 

DEGREE PROGRAMS
No. of hours required to graduate: 88 
Comments: Additional credits required for joint degree and/or certificate students. 

No. of Full-time students 976 
No. of Evening students:
No. of Part-time students:
Other:
Total: 976 

COMPOSITION OF ENROLLMENT
'12-'13 Year 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Total
Men: 168  203  178  549 
Woman: 123  154  150  427 
Totals: 291  357  328  976 
Black (Men): 22 
Black (Women): 16  19  40 
Hispanics (Men): 21  27  15  63 
Hispanics (Women): 15  22  13  50 
American Indian/Alaskan (Men):
American Indian/Alaskan (Women):
Asian/Pacific Islander (Men): 12  26 
Asian/Pacific Islander (Women): 11  26 
Disabled (Men):
Disabled (Woman):
Openly GLBT (Men):
Openly GLBT (Woman):
Comments:  

Do you offer LL.M. degrees? Yes 
Is LL.M. grading system equivalent to JD system? Yes 
Do you offer joint degree programs? Yes 
NO. of LL.M. degrees awarded in previous year: 99 

FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > LL.M DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
Taxation or International Taxation 105 0 0 0
Comparative Law 11 0 0 0
Environmental & Land Use Law 6 0 0 0
SJD in Taxation 1 0 0 0
FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > JOINT DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
Can be established in almost any area 0 0 0 0
http://www.law.ufl.edu/programs/joint/ 0 0 0 0

ADMISSIONS PROFILE
Applications received: 3201 
Size of entering class: 295 
No. of undergraduate colleges represented: 97 
No. of states represented: 29 
In-state enrollment: 241 
Out-state enrollment: 34 
Foreign countries represented:

GRADE POINT AVERAGE / LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST
25% 50% 75%
Grade Point Average Full-time 3.43 3.64 3.82
Part-time
Overall
Law School Admission Test

 

Full-time 160 162 164
Part-time
Overall
In determining GPA and LSAT averages, are all students included? Yes 
  If "No", what percentage is not included?
 

JD PROGRAM
Fall Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
8/22/2011
12/2/2011
Spring Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
1/6/2012
4/20/2012
Semester Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
12/16/2011
1/6/2012
Spring Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
3/3/2012
3/9/2012

CLINICAL COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED
Clinical Courses/Program Enrollment Based on
Civil Law Clinic Set by instructors
Criminal Law Clinic-Prosecution Set by number of openings at SAO and PD office
Criminal Law Clinic-Defense Set by number of openings at SAO and PD office
Mediation Clinic
Conservation Clinic
Pro Se Advice Clinic
Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic
SPECIAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
Intellectual Property Law Certificate
Estates & Trusts Practice Certificate
Family Law Certificate
Environmental & Land Use Law Certificate
International & Comparative Law Certificate

MOOT COURT PROGRAM
Is Moot Court a required activity? No 
Please describe program, including when students participate, how board members are selected, etc.
The Team competes in 20 tournaments nationally each year. Try-out competitions are open to all 3rd and 4th semester students who have completed appellant advocacy and are in good academic standing. Students write an appellate brief & present two oral arguments before a panel of students, faculty, and judges. The top four students compete in the biannual Final Four Competition.

JOURNALS/ACTIVITIES
JOURNALS
Journals No. of Students Grades Write-on Intv. Other
Journal of International Law 13 YES YES 15%
Journal of Law & Public Policy 46 YES YES 10%
Florida Tax Review 9 YES NO
Law Review 104 YES YES 5%
Journal Technology Law & Policy 13 YES YES
 
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Trial Team
ICAM - Intn'l Commerc. Arbitration Moot
American Bar Association/Law Student Division
American Constitution Society
Animal Law Association
Art Law Association
Asian & Pacific American Law Student Association
Association for Law & Business
Association for Tax Law/ VITA
Association for Public Interest Law
Black Law Students Association
Caribbean Law Students Association
Christian Legal Society
Corporate and Securities Litigation Society
Criminal Law Society
8th Circuit Law Student Association
Entertainment & Sports Law Society
Environmental & Land Use Society/GreenLaw
Family Law Society
Federalist Society
Fl Bar Young Lawyers-Law School Division
Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Gator Law ACLU
Gators for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Health Care Law Society
Immigration Law Society
Intellectual Property & Technology Law Association
International Law Society
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Jewish Law Student Society
John Marshal Bar Association
Latino/a Law School Association
Law Association for Women
Law Association for Woman in Business
Law College Council
Law School Democrats
Law School Mentoring
Law School Republicans
Lawyer's Running Club
Military Law Student Association
Music Law Society
OUTLAW
Phi Alpha Delta
Phi Delta Phi
Public Interest Environmental Conference
Real Property Law Association
Republican Indealists Furthering Legal Education
Trusts and Estates Law Society

GRADING SYSTEM
EXPLANATION OF GRADING SYSTEMS
Letter Grades Other Grade System? Numerical Equivalents
       A+
       A 4.0
       A- 3.67
       B+ 3.5
       B 3.0
       B- 2.69
       C+ 2.5
       C 2.0
       C- 1.67
       D 1.0
       F 0.0

 Comments:
 
MINIMUM GRADE REQUIRED TO ATTAIN (Based on May 2012 graduation class)
Top 10%: 3.64 
Top 25%: 3.48 
Top 33%: 3.41 
Top 50%:  
Top 75%:  

Median GPA:  
Minimum grade required for graduation: 2.00 
Do you have a pass/fail option? No
If "Yes", please describe:  
Are students ranked in their class? Yes
If so, how often? end of 1st year, @ graduation 
Will the school verify student grades? Yes
Please describe policy: Only with students' written permission. 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS
ACADEMIC AWARDS
Name of Award No. Awarded Selection Process
Book awards for the top students in A faculty member selects the
each class. person who receives that award.
Dean's List 3.30 Semester GPA with at least 12 cr hrs
GRADUATION HONORS
  % of Class Receiving GPA Required # of Students
Order of the Coif: Top 10% n/a 41
Summa cum laude: 0 3.9 3
Magna cum laude: 3.7 15
Cum laude: 3.3 157
Other:
 

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Areas of practice (Include both legal and non-legal positions) % of employed students with jobs in area Employment locations % of students with known location who are in region
Private practice: 54.8  New England: 0.6 
Business and industry: 14.9  Middle Atlantic: 3.0 
Government: 11.6  East North Central: 1.5 
Judicial clerkship: 6.6  West North Central: 0.6 
Military: 0.9  South Atlantic: 88.4 
Public interest organization: 8.9  East South Central: 1.2 
Academic: 3.3  West South Central: 1.2 
Job category not identified: 0.3  Mountain: 1.2 
Pacific: 1.5 
Non-US: 0.9 

  Jurisdictions: (states and/or metropolitan areas)
                      with the highest % of graduates from the most recent graduating class
(1) Florida; (2); Georgia; (3) DC Metro Area (4) New York; (5) California; (6) North Carolina

ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
  Week invitations are sent to employers:
Emailed in March
  OCI requests accepted by:  
  Mail Beginning Date: 01/02/2013
  Phone beginning date:
  Email beginning date: 01/02/2013 To Email: careers@law.ufl.edu
  Online beginning date: 01/02/2013 URL: www.law.ufl.edu/career/employers.shtml
 
Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during Fall 2013 :
Please email careers@law.ufl.edu reservations or fax (352)392-4640.
 
OCI date assignment procedure:
 First come first served   Random
 Early/Late Rotation   Out of state employer by geographic location
  Comments:
Space, parking and scheduling challenges are alleviated by participating in Early Interview Week (EIW), scheduled the week before classes begin, during which time there are no parking restrictions or classes.  EIW strongly recommended.
 
  OCI Fee?
$0
 
  OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers:
Immediately upon scheduling
 
  if requested our school will coordinate with:
 
  Describe required employer forms:
Fall 2012 Interview Request Form
Non-Discrimination Form for all employers except the military
 
OCI DATES
OCI dates for August: 08/14/2012 - 08/17/2012
OCI dates for Fall: 09/06/2012 - 11/08/2012
OCI dates for Spring: -
  Flyback dates:
none
 

  Is video conferencing available?  Yes 
  Comments:
Spring 2013 dates TBD
 

  Are employers permitted to prescreen?  Yes 
  If "No", explain:
 

OCI drop date: 07/16/2012
Date student materials sent to employer: 07/18/2012
Date interview schedule sent to employer: 08/08/2012
Postage/express mail fee?
  Comments:
Dates vary by the Phase the employer is scheduled to be on campus.  Dates listed above are for the Early Interview Week (EIW) to run August 14-17, 2012.
 
Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI?  Yes 
  Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings?  Yes 
  If "No", describe alternatives and reservation procedure:
 

OTHER INTERVIEW PROGRAMS
  Cooperative/Consortia:
Southeastern Minority Job Fair, SEMJF-ATL
Southeastern Law Placement Consortium, SELPC-ATL
Mid-Atlantic Law Place Consortium, MALRC-DC
Equal Justice Works, EJW-DC
Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair, SIPJF-ATL
Loyola Patent Fair-Chicago
Tax Attorney Recruiting Event, TARE-DC
IMPACT
International Student Interview Program, ISIP-NY
Lavender Law-varies
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference-Minneapolis
Nashville Bar Association Annual Damali Booker 1st year Minority Clerkship Job Fair
National Asian & Pacific American Law Student Association Annual Convention and Career Forum
National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair
Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention and Job Fair
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
Boston Lawyers Group
ABA Law Student Division Career Fair
 
  Diversity Interview Programs:
Southeastern Minority Job Fair
Lavender Law
IMPACT
International Student Interview Program
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference-Minneapolis
Nashville Bar Association Annual Damali Booker 1st year Minority Clerkship Job Fair
National Asian & Pacific American Law Student Association Annual Convention and Career Forum
National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair
Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention and Job Fair
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
Boston Lawyers Group
 

JOB POSTING
  Will you send, upon request, one package containing resumes/transcripts?  Yes 
  Will you post a notice directing students to apply directly to employer?  Yes 

If you provide job listings for graduates, describe how to send notice, when employers can expect responses, length of time notice is posted (whether in print or online), etc.;
Employers may fax or email (careers@law.ufl.edu) a notice to our office.  The announcement should include the name of the position available, a sufficiently detailed job description, salary information, requirements, a deadline date, etc. To link to the page for postings, and resume collects see: http://www.law.ufl.edu/career/employers/

All jobs are posted online for 2 months unless otherwise requested.

We also have an alumni listserve on which we can send emails to all alum who have voluntarily subscribed.
 

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
Describe any special regulations pertaining to the recruitment of first year students that are in addition to the NALP guidelines. For example, are first year students eligible for spring OCI? When are job notices posted during second semester?
First-year students are not permitted to interview on campus until after completion of their first semester.  
First-year students are strongly encouraged to wait until their second semester before applying to job listings.

First-year students are permitted to attend informational career development programming.  

First year students are eligible to participate in the Pro Bono & Community Service Projects after completion of their first semester of law school at UF Law.
 

DIVERSITY PROGRAMS
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
NAPALSA Annual National Convention's Job Fair
Southeastern Minority Job Fair
Nashville Bar Association Annual Damali Booker 1st year Minority Clerkship Job Fair
Lavender Law
IMPACT
National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair
Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Conventional and Job Fair
International Student Interview Program
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
Boston Lawyers Group

Career Development has coordinated several receptions with firms interested in increasing diversity within their firms and the profession.  These receptions have been held at an office within the firm, on location in Gainesville, and in rented facilities in Gainesville.  These opportunities range from a formal panel with a cocktail reception afterwards to informal tailgates at local restaurants.  The goal is to make the students comfortable in an environment conducive to networking and mingling.

 

PRO BONO PROGRAM
The University of Florida Levin College of Law is proud of the number of law students who provide Pro Bono and/or Community Service. The UF Law Center for Career Development offers information on pro bono and community service in students' hometowns, in larger cities where students may be clerking for the summer, or even through field placements where the student may have previously completed an externship.

Additionally, Levin College of Law has incorporated a community service project in the Intro to Law program for all entering students, further demonstrating the Levin College of Law's commitment to bettering the profession and giving back to the community.

PRO BONO PROJECT
        Provides desperately needed legal services to organizations with limited resources;
        Fosters law students' pride in serving their community;
        Gives law students valuable practical experience and professional feedback;
        Lets students meet and interact with legal practitioners in the community;
        Instills goodwill on behalf of the law school, its graduates, and our community.
        Develops professional responsibility in the practice of law.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
        Provides needed support to a limitless variety of community based projects;
        Helps develop an awareness of grassroots issues;
        Creates a bond between student and community to carry into a professional career;
        Instills goodwill on behalf of the law school, its graduates, and our community.
 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
The Levin College of Law, as an equal opportunity institution of higher education, conforms to all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination. The Center for Career Development (CCD) is committed to supporting an equal and fair evaluation of its law student and graduate job applicants on the basis of his or her individual merits. Therefore, the CCD is available only to employers whose employment practices are in compliance with these laws and policies.


 

NARRATIVES/OTHER NOTES
NARRATIVES
The University of Florida's Fredric G. Levin College of Law is one of the nation's most comprehensive public law schools.  Founded in 1909, the college is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.  The College of Law is in the country's top 20 public law schools.

Excellence in Programs:
UF Law is a recognized national leader in Environmental Law (in the top 20 programs) and launched the country's first LLM in Environmental and Land Use Law.
Our LL.M. Tax Law Program (#2) has consistently ranked the second best in the country.

In addition to the Juris Doctor degree, several certificate programs are offered to provide practice area concentrations.   These certificate programs require the completion of eight additional credit hours in a specialization over that required for a J.D., while maintaining a 3.0 GPA in all core curriculum courses.  Certificate Programs are available in:
   *   environmental and land use law
   *   estates and trusts practice
   *   intellectual property
   *   family law
   *   international and comparative law

Plus, UF Law offers a wide array of joint J.D./M.A. and J.D./Ph.D. degrees in a variety of disciplines including:
     *Accounting or Business Administration
     *Urban & Regional Planning
     *Real Estate
     *Agribusiness
     *Environmental Engineering
     *Electrical & Computer Engineering
     *Mass Communications

See the website for a complete list of over 20 joint degree programs offered at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. www.law.ufl.edu

 
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