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 Table of Contents
 Preface
 Tradition
 Facilities
 Campus
 Location
 Students
 Academics
 Faculty
 Certificates and degrees
 Enrichment areas
 Skills training
 Centers and institutes
 Career services
 Financial aid
 Admissions
 Back Matter
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
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    Table of Contents
        Page 3
    Preface
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Tradition
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
    Facilities
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
    Campus
        Page 14
        Page 15
    Location
        Page 16
        Page 17
    Students
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
    Academics
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
    Faculty
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Page 31
        Page 32
        Page 33
        Page 34
        Page 35
        Page 36
        Page 37
    Certificates and degrees
        Page 38
        Page 39
    Enrichment areas
        Page 40
        Page 41
    Skills training
        Page 42
        Page 43
    Centers and institutes
        Page 44
        Page 45
    Career services
        Page 46
    Financial aid
        Page 47
    Admissions
        Page 48
        Page 49
        Page 50
        Page 51
        Page 52
        Page 53
        Page 54
    Back Matter
        Page 55
    Back Cover
        Page 56
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Designed to blend the tradition of the past with the technology of the future,
the library offers rare books and historic displays alongside high-speed data ports
and ergonomic study areas. The foyer replicates the entrance to Bryan Hall,
home to the UF law school from 1914 to 1969, and opens up to spacious rooms
with leather arm chairs and floor-to-ceiling views of azaleas and moss-draped
oak trees.
As the laboratory of the law school, the information center houses more
than 600,000 volumes in open stack displays. Students also have access to
3.5 million-plus volumes in other UF libraries and 43 million titles held by
libraries throughout the world as well as databases that provide federal and
state laws, periodicals, news articles and background materials.
The library is headed by Kathleen Price, former Law Librarian of Congress
and director of law libraries at New York, Duke and Minnesota universities and
now the Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Library E
Technology at UF
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* An open reserve area to give students direct access to exams and study aids.
* More than 300 individual study carrels equipped for wireless computer
usage, with playback carrels available for review of taped classes,
negotiations and trial skills. Seating for another 300 students is provided
throughout.
* Thirteen conference rooms that hold up to a dozen students for team study
and research.
* The Richard B. Stephens Tax Research Center, named for the co-founder and
first director of the school's nationally prominent Graduate Tax Program.
* Almost 70 carrels for tax LL.M. students are provided on the second
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places to live in the nation, thanks to a dynamic art community,

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the nearby freshwater rivers and sandy beaches, there are always

energizing pursuits nearby. Gainesville, with a population of

about 120,000, is located midway between the Atlantic Ocean

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STUDENT AFFAIRS


FLORIDA BAR EXAM


Year in and year out, UF has the
most consistent, sustained record
of successful bar exam results in
Florida. February 2006 and July
2005 bar results combined placed
UF first, as it has been for the
last two years and five of the last
seven years. UF also was first
on the Multistate Professional
Responsibility Examination, with a
pass percentage of 93.1, against an
overall pass rate of 80.9 percent.


The Office of Student Affairs is a supportive resource for providing assistance
with almost every area of student life, including orientation, financial aid, registra-
tion, academic and educational counseling, and even personal matters. The office
promotes the development of the whole person, not simply the intellectual aspects.
One key offering is "Introduction to Law School & the Profession," a two-day
orientation program that provides an introduction to legal education, basic legal
structures, professional responsibilities of lawyers-to-be, and University of Florida
information. Important business is taken care of, such as completing matriculation
and learning about the various services available at the Levin College of Law.
The "Academic Success Program" provides ongoing tutoring, individual
counseling and workshops on topics such as exam preparation, time and stress
management, communication skills and study methods.

DIVERSITY
Diversity is an essential element in the school's commitment to excellence
and exposure to a wide range of experiences and viewpoints. Approximately 22
percent of the law school's 1,156 J.D. students and 53 Joint J.D./Master's or Ph.D.
students are minorities, with female enrollment at 45 percent.
The school offers a highly supportive environment to help minorities excel.
Special counseling programs offer guidance with academics, while other practical
support is available in the form of minority internships and clerkship programs,
student organizations and mentoring with students, faculty and practicing attor-
neys. Hispanic Business Magazine consistently ranks UF in the "Top 10 Law
Schools for Hispanic Students."
Many of these programs are overseen by the school's assistant dean for diver-
sity and community relations, who is responsible for extending comprehensive
services that familiarize students with the campus and faculty and then nurturing
them throughout their legal schooling.
Another indicator of diversity is the wide representation of colleges and
universities attended by UF Law students. More than 90 institutions have been
represented at UF recently, including Bucharest (Romania), Chicago, Cornell,
Emory, Florida A&M, Georgetown, Grambling State, Harvard, Ibadala (Nigeria),
Oxford, New York University, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Princeton, Rutgers,
Stetson, The Citadel, Utah and Yale.
The J.D. enrolled student body in 2005-2006 included the following minorities:
* 76 African Americans
* 57 Asian/Pacific Islanders
* 115 Hispanics
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"I couldn't imagine getting my law
degree anywhere else. Learning
here is not just about the education,
but about the social environment
and about yourself. People say you
grow up during college, but this is a
totally different experience. I'm not
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The Levin College of Law offers students the best of two

worlds in academic preparation strong fundamentals and a

fertile offering of specializations and interdisciplinary options.

The law school provides courses of study leading to the Juris

Doctor degree, including certificate programs in Environmental

and Land Use Law, Estates and Trusts Practice, Family Law,

Intellectual Property Law, and International and Comparative

Law. Students can earn a joint degree by combining a J.D. with

either a master's or doctorate degree in a variety of disciplines.

The college also offers one of the top Taxation programs in the

United States leading to an LL.M. in Taxation, LL.M. in

International Taxation or S.J.D. in Taxation as well as an

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Required courses develop and
refine students' writing abilities,
while clinical programs (simulat-
ed and live) allow students to
develop skills in the context
of real cases. Seminars and
advanced courses provide indi-
vidualized research opportunities
and close interaction with faculty.


J.D. PROGRAM
Florida's comprehensive Juris Doctor curriculum enables students to tailor
their studies to specific interests and career plans whether traditional or
non-traditional. The three-year program is carefully designed to develop students'
analytical abilities, practical knowledge, communications skills and understanding
of the codes of responsibility and ethics central to the practice of law. Students
also may enroll in certificate programs offered in several popular practice areas.
Students benefit from a variety of teaching methods, including the traditional
"case" and "Socratic" methods, as well as simulations, videotaping, computer-
assisted instruction and role-playing.
The required first-year curriculum places an emphasis on practical lawyering
by teaching students to read and analyze cases, research points of law efficiently
and express those points clearly. Second- and third-year students can tailor
studies to specific interests and career plans through more than 100 elective
courses, advanced courses, seminars, certificate programs, joint degrees and
study abroad opportunities.

CURRENT DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Current degree requirements are:
* Completion with a passing grade of courses totaling at least 88 semester
credit hours, of which at least 59 must have been completed through the
College of Law. No more than four of those credits can be earned through
co-curricular activities. With permission of the associate dean for students,
upon good cause shown, work up to 29 semester hours taken at another
ABA-accredited law school may be counted toward this requirement.
(Note: Grades in transferred courses will not be figured into the student's GPA.)
* Completion with a grade of "S" or better for Legal Research and Writing
(LAW 5792) and Appellate Advocacy (LAW 5793).
* Completion with a passing grade for Professional Responsibility and the
Legal Profession (LAW 6750) and Legal Drafting (LAW 6955).
* Achievement of 2.0 cumulative GPA on all graded work attempted.
* Fulfillment of prescribed course requirements.
* Completion of a seminar or advanced course.
* Satisfaction of the Advanced Writing Requirement.

These requirements must be fufilled within 24-84 months of matriculation as a law student.
























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"After working with lawyers day
iin and day out at the patent office
in D.C., I realized I wanted to be on
irli, other side. Once my family and
I decided to move to Florida,
:1-ciding among the schools was
Sno-brainer. I enjoy the openness
iiid communication between
t iulty and students immensely.
I haven't seen that at any other
university. Similarly, people have
.i ieal interest in helping each
:riher, not just stepping on one
otherr to get ahead. "

VANESSA PEREZ (1L)
(with daughter, Andrea Colon)
HOMETOWN: Rincon, Puerto Rico
UNDERGRADUATE: University of
Puerto Rico, Chemical Engineering
ALSO APPLIED TO: George Mason
I U diversity, Barry University, Florida State
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REQUIRED COURSE
PROGRESSION
Contracts (4 credits)
Criminal Law (3)
Torts (4)
Legal Research & Writing (2)
Professional Responsibility (3)
Civil Procedure (4)
Constitutional Law (4)
Property (4)
Appellate Advocacy (2)
Estates and Trusts* (3)
Evidence* (4)
Legal Drafting (2)
Corporations* (3)
Trial Practice* (4)

* Not required but recommended.


ADVANCED WRITING REQUIREMENT
All J.D. candidates must complete under close faculty supervision a
major finished product that shows evidence of original systematic scholarship
based on individual research. This typically is fulfilled through enrollment in an
advanced course or seminar.

ADVANCED COURSES & SEMINARS
Advanced courses and seminars provide supplementary opportunities to
learn key skills in a small group setting under the close supervision of faculty.
Advanced courses for topics such as bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law,
family law and environmental law create opportunities for sequential learning,
complex problem-solving and development of writing and drafting skills.
Seminars allow thorough study and research of a topic, which may result in a
"senior paper" to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.

SKILLS TRAINING
Strong writing skills are crucial to professional success. Dedicated faculty
members hone student skills in each class year through required courses in Legal
Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and the nationally acclaimed Legal
Drafting Program, the first in the nation and now a model for other schools.
In addition, respected lawyers and judges serve as educators to help develop
students' practical skills in trial and appellate advocacy. Observation and critique by
these professionals quickly improve students' abilities to "think on their feet."

FIELD WORK AND EXTERNSHIPS
The college works closely with numerous organizations, agencies and legal
service groups in and outside Florida to provide law students with practical
experience and professional contacts. These opportunities may include pro bono
work, part-time jobs, summer internships and externships.
Externships enable students to earn up to six credits while gaining hands-on
experience and knowledge of the law. Because placements are with local, state
and federal government agencies, judges and other public service organizations,
students also provide a valuable service. For instance, more than 40 students
have gained experience as judicial clerks in the college's Florida Supreme Court
Externship Program.

ORDER OF THE COIF
UF's College of Law is in a select group of law schools with a chapter of the
Order of the Coif, the national academic law honor society. Students who meet
requirements are eligible for election at the conclusion of their studies.




















I am UF LAW


6" People's support for this univer-
sity is amazing. As a result, UF's
network is unparalleled within
the state. Even Ivy Leagues don't
compare in Florida. My decision
to attend UF was affirmed at the
best possible time...during the
interview process. The school is
individually competitive in that
students compete as much as they
want with themselves instead of
each other. To incoming students,
I emphasize enjoying your experi-
ence from day one. Get involved
with extracurriculars and co-curric-
ulars early. Do your best first year,
but stressing is pointless. "

EDUARDO FERNANDEZ (3L)
HOMETOWN: Santurce, Puerto Rico
UNDERGRADUATE: Rollins College, A.B.
in Economics & M.B.A. in Accounting
ALSO APPLIED TO: Vanderbilt University,
University of Miami, George Washington
University, Florida State University, New
York University, Georgetown University
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EXCELLENT QUALIFICATIONS

UF Law faculty also serve as consult-
ants to branches of state, federal and
international governments. Many serve in
leadership roles on American and Florida
Bar committees and task forces or other
prestigious associations such as Amnesty
International, the United Nations Institute
for Training and Research, and the
International Society of Family Law.
Many faculty members graduated at
or near the top of their classes, and were
editors or members of their respective
law reviews. More than 20 clerked at the
appellate level (half in federal court) and
two for the U.S. Supreme Court, and
approximately 30 were associates or
partners at law firms. About a dozen
earned Ph.D.'s, almost 50 hold LL.B.,
LL.M. or master's degrees, and at least
five received Fulbright awards.


EXCELLENT TEACHING
The pursuit of scholastic distinction
is not at the expense of quality instruc-
tion, however. As teachers, they work
hard to engage students intellectually
and maintain an accessible, supportive
environment that guides students
toward success. Student evaluations
reflect high satisfaction with professors,
with virtually all professors scoring well
over four on a five-point scale.
UF law's faculty is larger and more
comprehensive than that of most
schools, with about 60 tenured or
tenure-track faculty, which includes 19
(32 percent) women, and 9 (15 percent)
minorities. In addition, more than 45
other faculty support the college through
clinical, research, writing, information
and administrative programs.
The involvement of leading private
practitioners including federal and
state court judges and attorneys
involved in public agencies, private
practice and leading business ventures
- who teach in specialty areas and lead
seminars help bring current, practical
and critical issues and events into the
classroom.
The result is a true academic
community that nurtures students
into ethical lawyers who are a tribute
to the profession.


FACULTY
Mary Jane Angelo
Assistant Professor
BACKGROUND: B.S. (high honors), Rutgers University;
M.S. and J.D. (with honors), University of Florida.
Order of the Coif; Florida Law Review. EXPERTISE:
Environmental, Water, Administrative,
Biotechnology and Pesticides Law, Dispute
Resolution, Professional Responsibility.
Fletcher N. Baldwin, Jr.
Chesterfield Smith Professor; Director of UF
Center for International Financial Crimes Studies;
Honorary Fellow, Society for Advanced Legal
Studies, University of London
BACKGROUND: A.B., J.D., University of Georgia; LL.M.,
University of Illinois; LL.M., Yale University. Order of
the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi. EXPERTISE:
International Financial Crimes, Constitutional Law,
Cybercrime, Criminal Procedure, Money
Laundering, Political and Civil Rights, Privacy.
Yariv Brauner
Associate Professor
BACKGROUND: LL.B., Hebrew University School of
Law; LL.M., New York University School of Law;
J.S.D., New York University School of Law. 2006
National Reporter for the EU High Scientific
Committee Conference on "The WTO and Direct
Taxation." EXPERTISE: Tax, International Law,
International Trade, International Taxation.
Dennis A. Calfee
Professor; Alumni Research Scholar
BACKGROUND: B.B.A., J.D., Gonzaga University;
LL.M., University of Florida. Two-time Teacher of
the Year. Certified Public Accountant. Publications
include Federal Estate and Gift Taxation. Former
faculty, Academy of International Taxation,
Republic of China. EXPERTISE: Taxation.
Bill F Chamberlin
Joseph L. Brechner Eminent Scholar of Mass
Communications; Director of the Marion Brechner
Citizen Access Project; Affiliate Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., Ph.D., University of Washington;
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison. Former
Editorial Assistant, Congressional Quarterly.
EXPERTISE: Mass Media Law, First Amendment
Theory, Media Law Research, Access to
Government Meetings and Records.
Jonathan R. Cohen
Professor; Associate Director,
Institute for Dispute Resolution
BACKGROUND: A.B. (summa cum laude), A.M.,
J.D. (cum laude), Ph.D. (Economics), Harvard
University. Phi Beta Kappa. American Bar
Association, Dispute Resolution Section. EXPERTISE:
Negotiation, Dispute Resolution, Ethics, Evidence.
Stuart R. Cohn
Associate Dean for International Studies;
Professor; GeraldA. Sohn Research Scholar;
Director of International and Comparative Law
Certificate Program
BACKGROUND: B.A., University of Illinois; B.A.,
Oxford University; LL.B., Yale University. Phi Beta
Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi. Author of multiple publica-
tions, including Securities Counseling for New and
Developing Companies. Member, ABA Federal
Regulation of Securities Committee. EXPERTISE:
Corporate and Securities Law, Jurisprudence.
Charles W. Collier
Professor; Affiliate Professor of Philosophy
BACKGROUND: B.A., Reed College; M.A., M.Phil.,
Ph.D., Yale University; J.D., Stanford University.
Research Fellow, Universities of G6ttingen and


Frankfurt. Fellow, Universitat Heidelberg. EXPERTISE:
Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Legal Theory.
Elizabeth Dale
Affiliate Associate Professor; Associate Professor
of History
BACKGROUND: B.A., DePauw University; Ph.D., J.D.
(with honors), Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Chicago-Kent Law Review. Editorial Board, Law
and History Review. EXPERTISE: U.S. Legal and
Constitutional History.
Jeffrey Davis
Professor; Gerald A. Sohn Scholar
BACKGROUND: B.S., University of California, Los
Angeles; J.D., Loyola University, Los Angeles;
LL.M., University of Michigan. Executive Council,
Florida Bar Business Law Section; ABA Committee
on Consumer Financial Services. EXPERTISE:
Contracts, Bankruptcy, Debtor-Creditor Relations,
Commercial Law.
George L. Dawson
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor
BACKGROUND: A.B., Princeton University; J.D.,
University of Chicago. Past President, Law School
Admission Council. EXPERTISE: Contracts, Estates
and Trusts, Payment Systems.
Patricia E. Dilley
Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A.,
University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Georgetown
University; LL.M., Boston University. Former staff:
U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and
Social Security Subcommittee (Director, Chief
Counsel) EXPERTISE: Social Security, Deferred
Compensation, Individual Income/Corporate
Taxation, International Taxation, Advanced
Employee Benefit Law, Retirement Income Policy.
Nancy E. Dowd
Chesterfield Smith Professor; Co-Director,
Center on Children and Families
BACKGROUND: B.A., University of Connecticut;
M.A., University of Illinois; J.D., Loyola
University of Chicago. Phi Beta Kappa; Phi
Kappa Phi; Alpha Lambda Delta; Mortar Board.
Teacher of the Year. Recipient, Rockefeller
Foundation Grant. EXPERTISE: Constitutional Law,
Family Law, Gender and the Law.
Mark A. Fenster
Associate Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., University of Virginia; M.A.,
University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; J.D., Yale
University. EXPERTISE: Land Use, FOIA and Public
Access to Government Information, Property,
Legal Theory, Administrative Law, Contemporary
Cultural Theory.

Alyson Craig Flournoy
Professor; Director of Environmental and Land Use
Law Program; UF Research Foundation Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., Princeton University; J.D.,
Harvard University. Past President, Florida
Defenders of the Environment. EXPERTISE:
Environmental Law, Property and
Administrative Law.

Michael K. Friel
Associate Dean and Director,
Graduate Tax Program; Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., J.D., Harvard University;
LL.M., New York University. Co-author of
textbooks Taxation of Individual Income;
Understanding Federal Income Taxation; and
treatise Modern Estate Planning. EXPERTISE:
Federal Income Taxation.





















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Michael W. Gordon
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor
BACKGROUND: B.S., LL.B., University of Connecticut;
M.A., Trinity College; Dipl. de Droit Compare,
Strasbourg; Maestria en Derecho, Universidad
Iberoamericana, Mexico. Member of NAFTA and
World Trade Organization dispute resolution pan-
els. Author/co-author of more than 40 books.
EXPERTISE: Leading authority and educator in
Corporate Law, International Business Transactions,
International Litigation, Law of NAFTA.

Jeffrey L. Harrison
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
BACKGROUND: B.S. (high honors), M.B.A.,
Ph.D., University of Florida; J.D. (high honors),
University of North Carolina. Order of the Coif,
Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon. Visiting
Professor, Leiden University, Netherlands,
Sorbonne-Paris and Universities of Texas and
North Carolina. Published approximately a
dozen books and monographs and 50-plus
articles, comments and book reviews. Board
of Editors, Journal of Socio-econonomics.
EXPERTISE: Antitrust, Contracts, Copyright,
Law and Economics.

Berta Esperanza HernBndez-Truyol
Levin, Mabie and Levin Professor; Associate
Director, Center on Children and Families
BACKGROUND: A.B., Cornell University; J.D.
(cum laude), Albany Law School, Union
University; LL.M., New York University. Widely
published in law reviews and journals.
EXPERTISE: International Law, International
Human Rights, Issues of Race, Gender, and
Culture in the Law, Dispute Resolution.
David M. Hudson
Professor; Director of LL.M. in Comparative
Law Program
BACKGROUND: B.S., Wake Forest University; J.D.,
Florida State University; LL.M., University of
Florida; LL.M., University of London. Co-author,
Black Letter on Federal Income Taxation.
Editor, Florida Tax Review. EXPERTISE: State and
Local Taxation, International Taxation,
Immigration Law.
Thomas R. Hurst
Professor; Sam T Dell Research Scholar
BACKGROUND: B.A. (honors), University of
Wisconsin; J.D. (cum laude), Harvard University.
Arbitrator, New York Stock Exchange. Honorary
Fellow, Clare Hall University of Cambridge.
EXPERTISE: Author of casebooks on business
organizations and corporations, numerous articles
on Contracts, Corporate Law, Sports Law,
International Commercial Arbitration.

Jerold H. Israel
Ed Rood Eminent Scholar in
Trial Advocacy and Procedure
BACKGROUND: B.B.A. (summa cum laude), Western
Reserve University; LL.B., Yale University. Co-
author of most frequently cited treatise (six vol-
umes) and most widely adopted coursebook on
criminal procedure; coursebook on white collar
crime, four student texts on criminal procedure
and student text on white collar crime. EXPERTISE:
Criminal Procedure (Other Than Police Practices),
Grand Juries, White Collar Crime.
Michelle S. Jacobs
Professor
BACKGROUND: A.B., Princeton University; J.D., Rutgers
University. Visiting Professor, Columbia University
and Howard University. EXPERTISE: Criminal Law,
International Criminal Law, Critical Race Theory,
Women and the Criminal Justice System.


Robert H. Jerry, II
Dean; Levin, Mabie and Levin Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A. Magnaa cum laude), Indiana
State University; J.D. (cum laude), University
of Michigan. Former University of Missouri-
Columbia Law School Gibson Endowed
Professor; University of Memphis Law School
Herff Chair of Excellence in Law; University of
Kansas Law School Dean. Missouri-Columbia
Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award;
Kansas Chancellor's Award for University
Service; Indiana State University Distinguished
Alumnus. EXPERTISE: Insurance Law, Contracts,
Health Care Finance and Access.
Christine A. Klein
Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A. Magnaa cum laude), Middlebury
College; J.D., University of Colorado; LL.M.,
Columbia University School of Law. Former
Colorado Assistant Attorney General, Natural
Resources Section. Clerked for Judge Richard
Matsch, U.S. District (Colorado) Court. EXPERTISE:
Natural Resources, Property, Water Law.

Elizabeth T Lear
Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., University of North Carolina;
J.D. Magnaa cum laude), University of Michigan.
Order of the Coif. Visiting Professor, University
of San Diego and California Western Law
School. EXPERTISE: International Litigation,
Federal Courts.
Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
Professor; UF Research Foundation Professor;
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
BACKGROUND: B.A. (summa cum laude), Texas
A&M University; Fulbright Scholar, Cambridge
University; J.D. (high honors), University of
Texas. Order of the Coif. Phi Kappa Phi.
Co-author (with Professor Little) of torts case-
book. Teacher of the Year. EXPERTISE: Internet
Law, Torts (specializing in Defamation and
Invasion of Privacy), Mass Media Law,
Jurisprudence, Professionalism.

Joseph W. Little
Professor; Alumni Research Scholar
BACKGROUND: B.S.M.E., Duke University;
M.S.M.E., Worcester Polytechnic Institute; J.D.,
University of Michigan. Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma
Xi. Co-author (with Professor Lidsky) of torts
casebook. 2005 Teacher of the Year. Participated
in major constitutional challenges. EXPERTISE:
Local Government Law, Workers' Compensation,
Torts, U.S. and Florida Constitutional Law.

Lawrence Lokken
Hugh F Culverhouse Eminent Scholar in
Taxation; Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., Augsburg College; J.D.,
University of Minnesota. Order of the Coif.
Co-author of Federal Taxation of Income,
Estates and Gifts, Fundamentals of International
Taxation and Federal Taxation of Employee
Compensation. Former Editor, Florida Tax
Review. Former Editor-In-Chief, Tax Law Review.
EXPERTISE: International Taxation.
Paul J. Magnarella
Affiliate Professor; Professor of Criminology and
Law; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology, African
Studies, and European Union Studies
BACKGROUND: B.S., University of Connecticut;
Ph.D. (Anthropology), Harvard University; J.D.,
University of Florida. Legal counsel to American
Anthropological Association's Human Rights
Committee and Association of Third World
Studies. Served as Expert-on-Mission with the


UN Tribunal for Yugoslavia and legal researcher
for the UN Rwandan Tribunal. EXPERTISE:
Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, International
Law, Cultural Anthropology.
Pedro A. Malavet
Professor
BACKGROUND: B.B.A., Emory University;
J.D. Magnaa cum laude), LL.M., Georgetown
University. Order of the Coif. EXPERTISE:
Comparative Law, Civil Law, Civil Procedure,
Critical Race Theory, European Union, Evidence,
United States Territorial Possessions, United
States-Puerto Rico relationship.

Amy R. Mashburn
Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., Eckerd College; J.D.,
University of Florida. Order of the Coif. Articles
Editor, Florida Law Review. EXPERTISE: Civil
Procedure, Professional Responsibility,
Administrative Law.
Andrea Matwyshyn
Executive Director, Center for Information
Research; Assistant Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A. (with honors), M.A., J.D. (with
honors), Doctoral Certificate in Comparative and
International Studies, Doctoral Certificate,
Gender Studies, Ph.D., Human Development
and Social Policy, Northwestern University;
Fulbright Foundation Certified Senior Specialist
Candidate, Technology Law and Corporate Law;
Affiliate, Centre for Economics and Policy,
University of Cambridge. EXPERTISE: Technology
and Privacy Regulation, Corporate Law,
Contracts.
Diane H. Mazur
Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., State University of New York;
M.S., Pennsylvania State University; J.D. (high
honors), University of Texas. Publications focus
on military service and its relationship to consti-
tutional issues, citizenship, political participation
and ethics. EXPERTISE: Civil/Military Relations,
Constitutional Law, Evidence, Professional
Responsibility.
Paul R. McDaniel
James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar in Taxation;
Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., University of Oklahoma;
LL.B. (cum laude), Harvard Law School;
Honorary Doctor of Laws, Uppsala University,
Sweden. Co-author of more than 50 articles and
eight books on taxation. Former Acting
Associate Tax Legislative Counsel, Office of
Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy; Director,
New York University Graduate Tax and
International Tax Programs. EXPERTISE: U.S.
and International Tax Law.
Martin J. McMahon, Jr.
Clarence J TeSelle Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., Rutgers College; J.D., Boston
College; LL.M., Boston University. Published
more than 40 articles and co-authored five case-
books on taxation. Frequent speaker at tax insti-
tutes; former Professor-In-Residence, IRS Office
of Chief Counsel. EXPERTISE: Individual Income
Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Partnership
Taxation, Tax Policy.
C. Douglas Miller
Professor
BACKGROUND: B.S. (with distinction), J.D.,
University of Kansas; LL.M. in Taxation, Rudick
Memorial Award (first in class), New York
University. Served on Florida Bar Certification
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Section, Executive Committees, Taxation and
General Practice Sections. Twice named Teacher
of the Year. EXPERTISE: Federal Taxation, Estates
and Trusts, Estate Planning, Sports Law.
Jon L. Mills
Professor; Director of Center for Governmental
Responsibility; Dean Emeritus
BACKGROUND: B.A., Stetson University; J.D. (with
honors), University of Florida; Honorary Doctor
of Laws, Stetson University. Order of the Coif,
Phi Kappa Phi. Immediate past Levin College
of Law Dean; former Speaker, Florida House
of Representatives, enacted key legislative
programs on behalf of children, environment
and international trade; founded UF Law Center
for Governmental Responsibility. EXPERTISE:
Florida Constitutional Law, International Trade,
Environmental Law, Legislative Drafting.
Free Press and Speech Privacy Issues.
Robert C. L. Moffat
Professor; Affiliate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., M.A., LL.B, Southern Methodist University;
LL.M., University of Sydney, Australia. President,
Association for Philosophy of Law and Social
Philosophy. American Editor, Archives for
Philosophy of Law t Social Philosophy.
EXPERTISE: Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Law
and Morality, Law and Public Policy.

Winston R Nagan
Professor; Samuel T Dell Research Scholar;
Director, Institute of Human Rights and Peace
Development; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology
BACKGROUND: B.A., University of South Africa;
B.A., M.A., Oxford University; LL.M., M.C.L.,
Duke University; J.S.D., Yale University. Former
Board Chair, Amnesty International USA.
President, Policy Sciences Center. Fellow, World
Academy of Art and Science and the Royal
Society of the Arts. Drafted Bill of Rights for
Shuar nation in Ecuador. Visiting Fellow of
Brasenose College, Oxford, and other universi-
ties worldwide. EXPERTISE: International Law,
Human Rights and Legal Theory.

Lars Noah
Professor
BACKGROUND: A.B. Magnaa cum laude), J.D.
Magnaa cum laude), Harvard University.
Three-time Teacher of the Year. EXPERTISE:
Prolific author and frequent speaker in areas
of Administrative Law, Medical Malpractice,
Medical Technology, Products Liability, Torts.

Kenneth B. Nunn
Professor; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families
BACKGROUND: A.B., Stanford University; J.D.,
University of California-Berkeley. Co-Founder,
Center for the Study of Race and Race
Relations. Co-Chair, ABA Committee on Race
and Racism in the Criminal Justice System.
EXPERTISE: Race and its Impact on Criminal
Justice System, Criminal Law and Procedure,
Race Relations, Civil Rights, Public Interest Law,
Critical Race Theory, Legal Semiotics, Sociology
of Law, Law and Cultural Studies.

Michael A. Oberst
Professor
BACKGROUND: B.S.B.A., J.D., University of Florida.
Former Attorney Advisor, U.S. Tax Court;
Legislative Counsel to U.S. Congress Joint
Committee on Taxation; Editor, Florida Tax
Review. EXPERTISE: Taxation.


William H. Page
Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar in
Electronic Communications and Administrative
Law; Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A. (cum laude), Tulane University;
J.D. (summa cum laude), University of New
Mexico; LL.M., University of Chicago. Co-author of
Kintner's Federal Antitrust Law and numerous arti-
cles. Past Chair, AALS Sections on Antitrust Law
and Jewish Law and Antitrust Committee of ABA
Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory
Practice. Editor, The Antitrust Source. EXPERTISE:
Antitrust Law, Procedure, and Economics;
Microsoft Litigation.
Juan F. Perea
Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Johnson, Hazouri and
Roth Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A. Magnaa cum laude), University of
Maryland; J.D. Magnaa cum laude), Boston College.
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Order of the Coif.
EXPERTISE: Race and Race Relations, Social
Construction of Race and History, Constitutional
Law, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination.
Don C. Peters
Director of Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics; Director of
Institute for Dispute Resolution; Trustee Research
Fellow; Professor; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families

BACKGROUND: B.A. (high honors), University of
Northern Iowa; J.D., University of Iowa. Order of
the Coif. Certified Family, County and Circuit
Mediator. Former Reginald Heber Smith
Community Law Fellow; Legal Services of Greater
Miami Inc. TIP Teaching Award. EXPERTISE:
Mediation, Negotiation, Interviewing, Counseling,
Civil Procedure, Civil Litigation.

Christopher L. Peterson
Associate Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., B.S. (cum laude), University
of Utah; J.D., University of Utah. Order of the
Coif; Senior Editor, Utah Law Review. Former
consumer rights lobbyist in Washington, D.C.
Author of book on predatory lending. EXPERTISE:
Consumer Law, Secured Transactions, Sales,
Creditor and Debtor Relations.

M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price
Associate Dean, Library and Technology;
Clarence J TeSelle Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A. (with honors), University of
Florida; M.S., Florida State University; J.D. (with
honors), University of Illinois. Formerly The Law
Librarian of Congress and Director of law libraries
at Duke University and University of Minnesota.
Instrumental in founding International Legal
Information Network. EXPERTISE: Art Law,
Biomedical Ethics, Criminal Law, Torts, Legal
Research and Writing.
David M. Richardson
Professor
BACKGROUND: B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
LL.B. (cum laude), Columbia University; LL.M., New
York University. Former Graduate Tax Program
Director. Chair, Florida Bar Tax Certification
Committee and Tax Section. Co-authored Federal Tax
Procedure (part of LexisNexis Graduate Tax Series,
also member of the board). Fellow, American
College of Tax Counsel. Former partner in leading
law firms in Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C.
EXPERTISE: Taxation, Federal Tax Procedure.
Leonard L. Riskin
Chesterfield Smith Professor
BACKGROUND: B.S., University of Wisconsin-
Madison; J.D., New York University; LL.M., Yale


University. Former C.A. Leedy Professor of Law,
Isidor Loeb Professor and Director of the
University of Missouri School of Law Center for
the Study of Dispute Resolution; attorney for the
Department of Justice in Washington; general
counsel for the National Alliance of Businessmen;
and University of Houston Law Professor. Author
of several books and numerous articles on alterna-
tive dispute resolution. Former chair of the AALS
sections on Law and Medicine and Dispute
Resolution. Expertise: Negotiation, Mediation,
Dispute Resolution.
Elizabeth A. Rowe
Assistant Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., M.A. (highest honors),
University of Florida; J.D. (cum laude), Harvard
Law School. Former litigation partner at Hale and
Dorr, LLP in Boston, MA. Selected and profiled as
one of the top five up-and-coming attorneys in
Massachusetts. EXPERTISE: Workplace Intellectual
Property Disputes, Trade Secrets, Trademark
Litigation, Patent Litigation.
Sharon E. Rush
Irving Cypen Professor; Associate Director, Center
on Children and Families
BACKGROUND: B.A., J.D. (cum laude), Cornell
University. Phi Kappa Phi. Co-Founder, UF Center
for the Study of Race and Race Relations.
Member, Association of American Law Schools
Sections on Women, Minorities and Constitutional
Law. Author of several books and papers on racial
issues. EXPERTISE: Constitutional Law, Civil
Procedure, Federal Courts, Fourteenth
Amendment, Race Relations.
Katheryn Russell-Brown
Professor; Director of Center for Study of Race
and Race Relations
BACKGROUND: B.A., University of California-
Berkeley; J.D., University of California-Hastings;
Ph.D., University of Maryland. Published books,
articles on criminal and racial issues. EXPERTISE:
Criminal Law, Sociology of Law, Race and Crime.

Sherrie Lynne Russell-Brown
Associate Professor; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families
BACKGROUND: B.A., Pomona College; J.D., L.L.M.,
Columbia University. EXPERTISE: International
Human Rights Law, Torts.

Michael L. Seigel
Professor
BACKGROUND: A.B. Magnaa cum laude), Princeton
University; J.D. Magnaa cum laude), Harvard
University. Editor, Harvard Law Review. Former
First Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of
Florida; Special Attorney, U.S. Department of
Justice, Organized Crime and Racketeering
Section, Philadelphia Strike Force. EXPERTISE:
Evidence, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime.
Michael R. Siebecker
Assistant Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A. Magnaa cum laude), Yale; J.D.,
LL.M., M.Phil, Ph.D. (candidate), Columbia. Harlan
Fiske Stone Scholar; James Kent Scholar;
President's Fellow; Faculty Fellow in Political
Science; Submissions Editor, Columbia Journal
of Transnational Law. Practices at Cravath,
Swaine & Moore in both corporate and litigation
departments. Served as arbitrator for the
National Association of Securities Dealers and as
Appellate Administrative Judge for the NYC
Environmental Control Board. Represented a
group of socially responsible investment firms as
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EXPERTISE: Corporate Law, Securities Regulation,
Internet Law, Jurisprudence.
Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair; Affiliate Professor of
Psychiatry; Adjunct Professor, University of South
Florida Mental Health Institute; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families
BACKGROUND: A.B., Princeton University; J.D., LL.M.,
University of Virginia. Past Chair, Association of
American Law Schools Criminal Justice and
Mental Disability and Law Sections. EXPERTISE:
Author of more than 50 books, articles and chap-
ters on Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and
Mental Health Law.
Lee-ford Tritt
Associate Professor; Director, Center for Estate
and Elder Law Planning and Estates and Trusts
Practice Certificate Program; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families
BACKGROUND: B.A., University of the South; J.D.,
LL.M. (Taxation), New York University. Practiced in
the trusts and estates departments of Davis Polk &
Wardwell and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy,
LLP EXPERTISE: Wealth Management, Estate
Planning, Administration of Trusts and Estates,
Transfer Tax Matters and Charitable Giving.
Walter O. Weyrauch
Distinguished Professor; Stephen C O'Connell
Chair; Associate Director, Center on Children
and Families
BACKGROUND: Musterschule, German Gymnasium,
Frankfurt, Germany, Abitur; Universities of
Freiburg and Frankfurt, Germany, First
Examination in Law (Referendar); Second
Examination in Law (Assessor Capacity for
Judicial Office); Dr. Jur., University of Frankfurt;
LL.B., Georgetown University; LL.M., Harvard
University; J.S.D., Yale University. Fulbright and
Rockefeller Fellow. EXPERTISE: Business
Organizations, Comparative Law, Family Law,
Legal Counseling.
Steven J. Willis
Professor; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families
BACKGROUND: B.S., J.D., Louisiana State University;
LL.M., New York University. Order of the Coif.
Certified Public Accountant. Former Managing
Editor, Tax Law Review. Visiting Professor, Leiden
University, Netherlands. Author of numerous arti-
cles on Taxation. EXPERTISE: Taxation.
Michael Allan Wolf
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Government Law; Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., Emory University; J.D.,
Georgetown University Law Center; A.M.,
Harvard University; Ph.D., Harvard University.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Outstanding Faculty Award. General Editor,
Powell on Real Property. EXPERTISE: Land Use
Planning, Environmental Law, Property, Local
Government, Urban Revitalization, Legal and
Constitutional History.
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Professor;
Director, Center on Children and Families and
Family Law Certificate Program; Co-Director,
Institute for Child and Adolescent Research
and Evaluation
BACKGROUND: B.S., Regents College of University
State of New York; J.D., Columbia University (Berger


Prize, Stone Scholar). Comments Editor, Columbia
Law Review. Former Clerk to Justice Sandra Day
O'Connor. Co-founder, University of Pennsylvania
Center for Children's Policy Practice and Research.
Vice-Chair ABA Section on Children's Rights.
Executive Council, International Society of Family
Law. EXPERTISE: Widely published in Family,
Children's and Constitutional Law, Children's Rights.
Danaya C. Wright
Professor
BACKGROUND: B.A., Cornell University; M.A.,
University of Arizona; J.D. (cum laude), Cornell
University; Ph.D. (Political Science), Johns Hopkins
University. Former Visiting and Adjunct Faculty,
Arizona State University and Indiana University at
Indianapolis. EXPERTISE: Property, Estates and Trusts,
Legal History, Jurisprudence, Railroad and Trail Law.

CENTER FOR GOVERNMENTAL
RESPONSIBILITY
Thomas T. Ankersen, Director, CGR Conservation
Clinic and Costa Rica Law Program; Legal Skills
Professor B.A., M.A., University of South Florida;
J.D., University of Florida.
Meredith Fensom
Director, Law t Policy in the Americas Program
B.A., Furman University; M.A., J.D., University of
Florida.
Joan D. Flocks, Director, Social Policy Division;
Associate Director, Center on Children and
Families; Affiliate Faculty with the Center for Latin
American Studies and the School of Natural
Resources and Environment. B.S., M.A., J.D.,
University of Florida.
Ewa Gmurzynska, Director, Center for American
Law Studies at Warsaw University, Poland. M.B.A.,
J.D., Ph.D., Warsaw University; LL.M., University of
Florida.
Richard Hamann, Research Associate. B.A., J.D.,
University of Florida.
Clifford Jones, Lecturer/Associate in Law
Research. B.A. (high honors), Southern Illinois
University; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D.,
University of Cambridge (England); J.D., University
of Oklahoma, College of Law.
Timothy E. McLendon, Staff Attorney A.B., Duke
University; J.D., University of Florida.
Stephen J. Powell, Director, International Trade
Law Program. B.A., J.D., University of Florida.
Jeffry S. Wade, Director, Environmental Division.
B.A., University of Alabama; M.Ed., J.D., University
of Florida.
CLINICS
Iris A. Burke, Senior Legal Skills Professor;
Associate Director, Center on Children and
Families. B.A., Brooklyn College; J.D., Brooklyn
Law School.
George R. "Bob" Dekle, Legal Skills Professor;
Director, Criminal Law Clinic-Prosecution
B.A., J.D., University of Florida.
Alison Eckles Gerencser, Associate Director,
Institute for Dispute Resolution; Associate
Director, Center on Children and Families; Senior
Legal Skills Professor. B.A., Purdue University;
M.A., J.D., University of Florida. Order of the Coif,
Florida Law Review.


Jeffrey T. Grater, Senior Legal Skills Professor;
Associate Director, Center on Children and
Families. B.A., J.D., University of Florida.
Monique Haughton Worrell, Legal Skills
Professor; Supervising Attorney, Child Welfare
Clinic; Associate Director, Center on Children and
Families. B.A., St. Johns University; J.D.,
University of Florida.
Meshon Rawls, Legal Skils Professor; Director, Gator
TeamChild Program; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families. B.A., J.D., University of Florida.
Former Assistant Public Defender.
Peggy F Schrieber, Senior Legal Skills Professor;
Associate Director, Center on Children and
Families. B.A., J.D., University of Florida.
Jennifer Zedalis, Director, Trial Practice; Senior
Legal Skills Professor; Coordinator, Gerald T
Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender CLE Course.
B.A. Magnaa cum laude), Duke University; J.D.,
University of Florida.

LEGAL RESEARCH WRITING
AND APPELLATE ADVOCACY

Henry T. Wihnyk, Director, Legal Research and
Writing and Appellate Advocacy, Senior Legal
Skills Professor. B.A., Florida Atlantic University;
J.D., Nova University; LL.M., Columbia University.
Mary Adkins, Legal Skills Professor. B.S.
Journalism, J.D., University of Florida. Senior
Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review.
Joseph S. Jackson, Senior Legal Skills Professor
A.B., Princeton University; J.D., University of Florida.
Leanne J. Pflaum, Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.D., University of Florida; J.D., Florida State
University.
Teresa J. Reid Rambo, Senior Legal Skills
Professor. B.A. (high honors, Four Year Scholar),
University of Florida; J.D. (summa cum laude),
Santa Clara University.
Betsy L. Ruff, Senior Legal Skills Professor.
B.A., J.D., University of Florida.
Patricia A. Thomson, Senior Legal Skills
Professor. B.A., Hollins College; J.D., University
of Florida.
Diane A. Tomlinson, Senior Legal Skills Professor.
B.S., B.A., J.D., University of Florida.

LEGAL DRAFTING FACULTY
Anne Rutledge, Director, Senior Legal Skills
Professor. B.S., Bucknell University; Ed.M.,
M.C.R.P, J.D., Rutgers University.
Lynn McGilvray-Saltzman, Legal Skills Professor.
B.A., George Mason University;
J.D., University of Florida.
Margaret Temple-Smith, Senior Legal Skills
Professor. B.A., J.D., Wake Forest University.
Gaylin G. Soponis, Legal Skills Professor. A.B.,
Mount Holyoke College; J.D., George
Washington University.
Jennifer Zedalis, Director, Trial Practice; Senior
Legal Skills Professor; Coordinator, Gerald T.
Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender CLE Course;
Trial Team Faculty Advisor. B.A. Magnaa cum
laude), Duke University; J.D., University of
Florida. Expertise: Criminal Trial Practice.




































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I am UF LAW

66 My work in mergers and acquisi-
tions in China led to my interest in
tax. I was admitted to all of the
graduate tax programs I applied to,
but chose UF because of its reputa-
tion and rank. During my year at UF
I've made a lot of friends and find
you can talk to people easily -
even the dean, with whom I've had
great conversations. I never real-
ized the tax faculty would be so
approachable. I also play soccer
for the International Tax Program's
soccer team, the Taxpayers. "

STEVEN GU
i (LL.M. IN INTERNATIONAL TAX)
HOMETOWN: Suzhou, China
UNDERGRADUATE: Southwestern
University of Finance & Economics,
Chendo, Sichuan, China
ALSO APPLIED TO: Georgetown
University, Boston University, New York
University, Northwestern University
tax programs
INTEREST: International tax law





























For students interested in other fields,
joint degree programs can be established in
nearly any area. Some joint degrees award-
ed to date have included:
* Agribusiness
* Anthropology
* Building Construction
* Business Administration
* Counselor Education
* Decision and Information Sciences
* Doctorate of Medicine
* Educational Leadership
* Electrical and Computer Engineering
* Environmental Engineering
* Exercise and Sport Sciences
* Family, Youth and Community Services
* Food and Resource Economics
* Forest Resources and Conservation
* Gender Studies Certificate
* History
* Interdisciplinary Ecology
* Latin American Studies
* Mass Communications
* Materials Science and Engineering
* Medical Sciences
* Pharmacy
* Political Science
* Psychology
* Public Health
* Real Estate
* Sociology
* Urban and Regional Planning
* Veterinary Medicine
* Women's Studies
To qualify, a student must take either the
GRE, the MCAT or the GMAT in addition to
the LSAT, and must apply for admission to
both the law school and UF's Graduate
School. Details are available from the Office
of Student Affairs at 352-273-0620.


Besides student-run extracurricular
organizations, students have numerous
other options to enhance their knowledge
and skills. Many opportunities are avail-
able in which participation is based on
academic achievement, writing skills
and/or open competitions. J.D. students
can earn credit and gain experience
through the following organizations:


Law comes alive with a broad range of

stimulating intellectual activities.


* Environmental Moot Court teams com-
pete in the National Environmental Moot
Court Competition and International
Environmental Moot Court
Competition.
* Florida Law Review publishes up to
five times a year and includes articles
by students and legal scholars who are
specialists in various areas of the law.
* Florida Journal of International Law
publishes three issues per year and
contains scholarly works with global
perspectives by students, professors
and practitioners on public and private
international law topics.
* International Commercial Arbitration
Moot (ICAM) team members compete
each spring against law schools from
throughout the world in the Wilhelm
C. Vis International Competition.
* The Jessup Moot Court Team is a
competitive organization that explores
issues of public international law and
international humanitarian law and
competes in national and international
competitions.
* University of Florida Journal of Law
and Public Policy is an interdisciplinary
student publication devoted to public
policy implications of legal issues.
Students publish three issues a year
and sponsor a spring symposium.
* Journal of Technology Law and Policy is
a student-edited journal published twice
a year (also online) that focuses on legal
and policy aspects of technology issues.
* Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court
Team participates in intramural, state
and national appellate competitions
sponsored by organizations and firms.
* The Trial Competition Team competes
in intramural, state, regional and
national competitions sponsored by
individuals, groups and law firms.


The Levin College of Law sponsors
innovative conferences, seminars and
speakers throughout the year to keep
practitioners, students and others
informed on current issues such as
environmental law, music law and
international legal issues. Recent
speakers included U.S. Supreme Court
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
Robert F Kennedy, Jr. and Andrea Yate's
attorney, George Parnham.


Through programs offered on campus
and abroad, Florida law students gain
international exposure and a distinguish-
ing edge in the job market.
Students can travel across the world
through ABA-approved exchange pro-
grams such as Pontificia Universidade
Catolica in Rio de Janeiro, Leiden
University in The Netherlands, University
of Montpellier in France, Johann Wolfgang
Goethe University in Germany, Monash
University in Melbourne, Australia and
Warsaw University in Poland.
The law school also jointly sponsors
summer law programs in France, South
Africa and Costa Rica
Students also benefit from decades
of international experience and involve-
ment by faculty as well as enrichment
courses that bring to campus leading
foreign professors, judges, attorneys
and government officials to teach
courses dealing with timely law issues.
These programs build on UF's renowned
international studies programs and
decades of involvement in global legal
issues, including trade, environmental
and land use law, human rights and con-
stitutional reform.
In addition, students interact with the
20 or so foreign lawyers who attend UF
each year through the school's LL.M. in
Comparative Law Program.



































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SI am UF LAW

Coming to UF was the best decision
+4- I possibly could have made as it has
allowed career opportunities
Q& I had never anticipated coming into
law school. I encourage those consid-
ering law school to look at the whole
picture really spread it all out on the
table. Whatever you have in mind, I
think you can accommodate that at UF
I've never known anyone to be disap-
pointed with their decision to come
here myself and my colleagues
included. The academic standard is
obvious, the collegiality surprising. 9

JEFF BEKIARES (3L)
HOMETOWN: Champaign, III.
UNDERGRADUATE: University of
Illinois, International Studies
ALSO APPLIED TO: University
of Wisconsin, University of Illinois,
Northwestern University,
University of Miami
INTEREST: Travel

































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clientss und-r the i.lo- supier..i-sion of fa.-.
ult, or aloin-e,s This pra'ti.-al e-.peri-en.e
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Full Representation Clinic
Tii Full Repiesentatlion CliniL offers
init nsi. iiaiiing in fan il, la,.'Pi anIl
lactl.ie *.'. ili srudentis ser. in. a- f.t-
.cliai coun-sel to lo'.i, -incom-e ,itens oft
Alaliua Count, t,)ho 'iouhl nolt othevise
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latters suchl as ili.oii .: custIod, and
.i-siation of 1hildire-n iloinest- l ..noleinie
di..ision ot ijroipert, and lebts I '.lnll
suppoi alinon, anIl -stablishm-en of.
parteinir, Sltunl-it also ha.:e the opIpor.u-
ni io liro.i l l-egal i.ounse-ling draft
lecal ,loiumni-nts sui.h as pleaiilngs
morions orilrli-S aid judglnieiit and
leplesent i .llenll in negotiations niliha-
tijils heai inis and ri al-

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Tile Garor TainClim.ll program piio-
.ides fi-e legal Rsi .. -es tO.o Noith Cenrial
Florida s in lhi.gent ,ourli Thi- iintehili-' pli-
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last,,ers soi.'ial *.orkeis and other profes-
sionals in skill- nec:-esar, to be ail.ocates-
foi -hildien TIiough thlien *.'i.olk in the cihn-
i. stulents praltic: fu.indamintal ad.o :a-
., skills such as inrtei .i.'.inng '.ounselin'J
an, ne'jgoiation ai- trained to operate
efteLti.el, in a laIv offni:e an,l becLome


skille-l at na..igaring bureaucia.ues agen-
c:ls and court s,stei-n

County Court Mediation Clinic
This cini,. enables stil-nts tro
obser.- ani luniteeli To co-nei-llate
Small Claiis C'ouii mattesi- under the
au-spi:-es oft the la,.', s school Inlstiturte foil
Dispiute Resolurton and its faculty,
Disliurtes ma, include tho-se in.ol.in'g
lanillords anIl tenanits auto Iipalls ire-lit
ailIs anil 'ithei Ilel.ts and nei.ghbol o'n-
tlic-ts An inr-n-si.e in-tiutrional seminar
compl,mll g\'ith Floila Su reine nCoul.ll
reqiuirimients for mniediaror ,.eiTifi,.arion
elig'j il.hit, is ieC uiri ed of -each pailii.i:liaring
Rsudent C.liniic comLnletion alloi,\s strudents
ro appl, t.o rth CouiT for .-:rriti..ation a-s
Counr, CouiT Mediaroi-

Pro Se Clinic
Cerittied Legal Intern-s can pla-.ti.e
on trhe i.uttlin' ed.-e of tamil, la,.'A,
rthiroughli the nepi alilroalhli of
bubunillinig vlinili alloivs clientss to
represent tllilSel-..es before thte ioui.l7
pio R i fo'r Relt I on Riom- is-iues of
their cas-e but ha.e legal iepiesentration
tor other asipei.ts Srtudlien unild r rhe
sulJeer .ision of skills rainin'Jg irofifessor-s
na pio.ide legal ad.: i. in-eliation
ass-itance andl oi liirtd 1.iourr repre-
sentation aft:, first ,e ei,.ing ins-tiu'.:tion
II th- most i.omnmon Floinda tamil, la..'.
issues .ustod, *.i-siration paternit,
,hild support lonlesi-lt .iolen, e and
jul idi,.rional i-sues


Public Defender State Attorney
The Crliminal Climni.s enable stlui.lents
ro re.-.l,.e cledit for ',*, king .*'. ili eilhei
tii- proseu.l.iron 'i d-tense Tliher is a
cla-ssioom lcomlionent a-ss-ignment-s .*i.ili
,lin,: fault, and '.*'ork aS Cr-iified Le-l'al
Interns in eilthel tilH Puljli; Def-enlei or
State Atorne, offices Ilnile-i super.i-sion


pamni.iinartinJg sLtuilenti liandle -li ininal
,-ases in- luling hear in. and iinals-
anI gain .aluable e'-peiieni.: b, ,iokii'ngj
'.,.ir li li nts .'itnl esses laiv' etnfor, ulin.ent
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Undel faculty, Csupel.isoln 'onser,.arion
Clini. students .*,.ork in reams a\ith -lients
tiom igo.einnlintal inon-go.eiiiilnental
anil liri.arte s-e.ors oi1 issu-e suiih a-
land aciiulsition and on-sei .arion
arian.ge-lentis ordinance and compeliiln-
si.ie plan drailing piioer.-ited area man-
age-inent planning legjilati.e lei foin iiro-
posals in-titlutional fiamn..'.ork ilesign and
ulispute les-olurion s.,tenis il-sigln and
,on-Rser.ation mediarions EaLch sluminle
rlhe cilini, also offei- a to)i-:redir program
joinrl, \lth rlih Uin,.eRsit, of' Cosra Rica
En.ironinental La,.', Clini,'. *i t. ii cross- ul-
ruial teain-s tVOkinl on Latin Am-eriLa
Caiiblean rgii-ion la.'i, anIl l0olIl, projects
on-sirti in Costa Ri.a The Lonsei .arion
Clni, iR- Ihoused ar the Cenlter for
'Jo .einnmental ResRl-on-siilRlh, to ensure an
iinteidisi.iplinai fo Lus i-s aplm liili


Stuillens selecte-d for Itlie Chiild Welfale
Clini. are tlainail as lteal initrns and
,erifiel b, theI Florida Suprenme Coui.
UnIle, fa-ult, supeli .,i-ion anIl .'oi king in
conjunii.lion ~v\irlli re LIi.n'r-sit, of Floiida
Oft:e of G.eneral Counsel students
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I am UF LAW


66 UF strikes a great balance oppor-
tunities abound without cut-throat com-
petition, and it has a small town feel
with top-notch speakers like Sandra
Day O'Connor frequenting the law
school. You don't feel like you're miss-
ing out on anything being in
Gainesville. At UF you feel like you're
part of something that's only going to
get better in terms of expansion, rank-
ings and prestige. You never have to
worry about the value of the degree on
your wall depreciating because its
value will only increase. The first year
seems daunting, but really it's doable.
You already have study and time man-
agement skills in place just stick to
what you already know. "

YELIZAVETA BATRES (2L)
HOMETOWN: Moscow, Russia
UNDERGRADUATE: University of Florida,
Political Science 8 Russian
ALSO APPLIED TO: Yeshiva University
Cardozo School of Law, American University,
Georgetown University,
George Washington University
INTEREST: Softball





























These academic research and
resource centers open new channels for
discovery and opportunity for students and
serve people far beyond campus borders.

CENTER ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
The Center on Children and Families
(CCF) is comprised of a team of UF facul-
ty with expertise in criminal law, juve-
nile justice, psychology, conflict resolu-
tion and human rights who promote
quality advocacy, teaching and scholar-
ship in children's law and policy.
Students have the opportunity to work
with systems for protecting children from
abuse and neglect in the center's Child
Welfare Clinic, participate in family law
externships, earn a Certificate in Family
Law and/or serve as children's fellows.
Fellows can work on Friend of the Court
briefs and research papers, assist with
CCF's annual interdisciplinary confer-
ence, and help build a library of chil-
dren's legal resources. CCF is active in
international human rights work, works
collaboratively with the government and
judiciary on law reform and professional
education, and helps educate children on
their rights and responsibilities.

CENTER FOR ESTATE AND
ELDER LAW PLANNING
The Center for Estate and Elder Law
Planning integrates teaching, training,
research, scholarship and public service
with the goals of advancing estate plan-
ning and elder law knowledge, profes-
sionalism, skills and policy. Student
opportunities include participation in
community service programs to the eld-
erly through the Estates, Trusts and Elder
Law Society and judicial externships for
academic credit, which have been estab-
lished in probate divisions of several judi-
cial circuits. The center also works close-
ly with the Graduate Tax Program and the
UF Institute for Learning in Retirement to
provide courses in adult education on
estate planning and elder law issues.


Graduates with an interest and demonstrated

knowledge in targeted areas are in demand.


CENTER FOR GOVERNMENTAL
RESPONSIBILITY
The Center for Governmental
Responsibility is Florida's senior legal and
public policy institute. Faculty and students
conduct grant- and contract-funded
research often interdisciplinary in nature
- on issues relating to public policy
development and implementation at the
local, state, federal and international levels.
CGR also houses specialized programs
such as the Conservation Clinic, Costa Rica
Summer Program, Center for American Law
Studies at Warsaw (Poland) University,
International Trade Law Program, and the
Law and Policy in the Americas Program.
Students can learn and research issues that
include environmental law, land use,
bioethics, poverty law, emerging democra-
cies, historic preservation, conflict resolu-
tion, European community law, international
trade law, and election and campaign
finance law.

CENTER FOR INFORMATION RESEARCH
The Center for Information Research
(CIR) is an interdisciplinary international
information policy research center among
UF's Levin College of Law, the College of
Engineering, and the Warrington College of
Business. The mission of CIR is to engage
in research related to information technol-
ogy and its intersection with information
policy, with a particular focus on data
security issues. CIR sponsors research,
conferences, speakers series and main-
tains a wiki devoted to technology policy.
CIR's staff consists entirely of student vol-
unteers who work on particular research
projects and organize CIR events.

INSTITUTE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Institute for Dispute Resolution
combines classroom training, interaction
with practicing attorneys and in-the-field


assignments to help prepare students for
an important trend in the legal profes-
sion: alternative dispute resolution.
Courses in mediation, negotiation, collec-
tive bargaining and international litigation
and arbitration are featured.

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF RACE
AND RACE RELATIONS
The Levin College of Law is one of
only five law schools in the nation housing
an academic research and resource center
devoted to the study of race and race rela-
tions. The Center for the Study of Race
and Race Relations works with groups
engaged in a wide range of activities to
create and foster dialogue on race and
race relations and promote historically
and empirically based thinking, talking,
research, writing and teaching.

INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS,
PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT
This institute is an outgrowth of work
done through the College of Law project
for the Advanced Study of Human Rights
and Peace established in the early 1990s. It
is directed by Professor Winston Nagan,
former Board Chairman of Amnesty
International USA, and was launched in
part to enhance understanding of gover-
nance and human rights in East Africa.

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL
FINANCIAL CRIMES STUDIES
This academic research center provides
graduate instruction, research and policy
analysis, academic symposia, grant supervi-
sion and consulting services on money
laundering, forfeiture, corporate security,
offshore finances, cybercrime, organized
crime and international financial crimes.
The center also co-sponsors the annual
International Symposium on Economic
Crime at Cambridge University, England.




















L4'1 Obsefrv


"The professors are open and
encouraging, and the students are
friendly My understanding of what
the law should be and who it should
serve has broadened as a result. I
have really enjoyed my education as a
joint anthropology degree student and
have had a lot of opportunities that
would have been difficult to obtain at
a larger law school. My classmates
and I, particularly those who are pub-
lic-interest oriented, will always sup-
port each other throughout our
careers and that's very exciting."


STECKLEY LEE (3L)
HOMETOWN: Northhampton, Mass.
UNDERGRADUATE: Clemson University,
Sociology
ALSO APPLIED TO: University of Kansas
INTEREST: Video

























Almost as soon as the law school
experience begins, professional coun-
selors in the Center for Career Services
begin to help students chart a course for
where they want to go in their career and
how they will get there.
The counselors, who all have law
degrees themselves, offer a wide variety
of services and programs to help individ-
uals plan a self-directed career search
and develop marketing skills that will
serve them for many years to come. They
help students develop legal credentials,
capitalize on their diverse strengths and
experiences, explore legal and non-tradi-
tional career paths, and link with alumni,
practitioners and the community.
Resources include:

* Workshops and seminars on practical
career skills, from polishing a resume
to "working a room" to handling
call-back interviews
* Individual career and job-search
counseling
* Interviewing skills development, includ-
ing mock interviews
* Networking events on and off campus
to meet and learn from practicing attor-
neys from private firms, government
agencies, public interest organizations,
corporate sector, judiciary and the mili-
tary
* Employer directories, job search aids,
career exploration materials, and
employment and salary data from
recent graduates to help assess vari-
ous career options
* Job hunting tips and news about cam-
pus programs through the listserv and
updates in the college's weekly
newsletter
* A web-based job bank with download-
able handouts, samples and forms

EMPLOYER NETWORK
Career Services makes it easy for
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We seek students with a range of interests,

backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.


opportunities for potential employers to
meet and interview students.
Every year, Career Services brings
more than 200 employers including
many of the region's top law firms to
Gainesville to interview students on cam-
pus. Students can even remain at the law
school and interview with employers
located in other cities across the country
via sophisticated video equipment. Once
a student is registered in the Career
Services' online job bank, the process of
finding a potential employer and schedul-
ing an interview can be done almost
entirely online, saving valuable time in
the job search process.

ALUMNI CONTACTS
Almost 17,000 members of the
"Gator Nation" are uncommon in their
dedication to supporting students when-
ever and wherever they can. Florida
alumni practice in nearly every state
and in international law firms and
corporations throughout Europe and
Asia. In Florida, approximately one-
fourth of all practicing lawyers are UF
Law graduates.
Students benefit from many opportu-
nities for interaction with distinguished
alumni, faculty and visitors including
mentoring and externship programs,
guest lectures and symposia. For
instance, through the Alumni Mentor
Program, Career Services maintains a
databank of alumni who volunteer to
offer advice and career guidance to cur-
rent students interested in fields similar
to their own. While these mentors are not
intended to be a direct source of employ-
ment, they can be a valuable source of
networking, career ideas o1i ie:,.:ii .iii,.
information.

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
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Services helps students gain practical,
hands-on learning through a variety of
programs.
* The Pro Bono Project and Community
Service Project connects law students
with organizations seeking volunteers for
public interest projects. Participants gain
valuable work experience and earn
recognition certificates honoring them
for their accomplishments.
* Summer employment in law firms,
corporations and not-for-profit
agencies.
* The 1L Shadow Program enables first-
year law students to shadow attorneys
in private practice, the court system or
legal services and experience the legal
environment in those areas first-hand.
* Internships provide volunteer opportuni-
ties in government agencies.
Internships are coordinated by the
Dean's Office and provide valuable experi-
ence including with the Florida Supreme
Court and almost every level of government
-while providing academic credit.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Historically about 80 percent of UF
Law graduates work in Florida, though
this appears to be changing as more
graduates seek work outside the state.
The other 20 percent are scattered
through the U.S and the world. Outside
Florida, the top five areas of Gator grad
employment (in descending order) are
Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York,
Texas and California.
More than 97 percent of the 2005
graduates seeking employment were
employed in the following categories
within six-to-nine months after graduation:
* Private practice, 55 percent
* Government, 23 percent
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FEES AND EXPENSES
To help you calculate what your costs
may be in 2007-08: One semester credit
hour fee for 2006-07 is approximately
$328.69 for Florida residents, and $974.18
for non-residents, defined in the UF
Undergraduate Catalog. Expenses vary, but
UF law students can anticipate costs in
addition to tuition of about $12,830 per
year, as follows:

Books/Supplies ........................................ $920
Clothing/Maintenance ............................ $730
Computer (required for all students) ....$1,400
Food ........................ .... .............. .. ...... $2,420
Personal/Insurance .............................. $1,520
Room ...................................... ............ $5,220
Transportation ........... ........ ................$520
Student Orientation Fee .......................... $100
(entering students only)

FINANCIAL AID
The Financial Aid Office works closely
with students to ensure they make the most
of available aid through federal and institu-
tional sources, including more than 140
scholarships and grants administered by
the Levin College of Law.
Entering first-year students may qualify
for a scholarship or grant based upon
merit, need or merit/need as determined by
a Financial Aid Committee. (Students
selected for more than one scholarship will
receive the award of greatest value.) Most
students qualify for Federal Stafford Loans,
which must be applied for annually using
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA). Private loans also may be avail-
able, based upon credit. Transfer students
are eligible for federal aid, but not for law
school aid until they have been evaluated at
the Levin College of Law for at least one
semester.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Merit-Based: Awards for entering students
are based on information collected in the
application for admission. Fall scholarship
decisions are made starting in January and
completed by April. Recipients and alter-
nates are notified by letter.

Merit/Need-Based: To qualify, an applicant
must show high achievement. In addition,


the Levin College of Law must have received
the electronic FAFSA results and the need-
based scholarship and grant application by
one of the following deadlines if admitted:
Prior to Jan. 15, 2007 .................. by Feb. 7
Jan. 16-Feb. 15, 2007 ..............by March 7
After Feb. 15, 2007 ...................... by April 7

Need-Based Grants: To be considered for
one of these five need-based grants, an appli-
cant must have the electronic FAFSA results
and the additional aid application on file by
one of the following deadlines if admitted:
Prior to Jan. 15, 2007 .................. by Feb. 7
Jan. 16-Feb. 15, 2007 ..............by March 7
After Feb. 15, 2007 ...................... by April 7
* Fellows Grant: Given to encourage stu-
dents to pursue a career in law school
education, law school administration or
a specialized area of the law.
* Cost-Matching Grant Brings tuition
and fees down to match tuition and fees
totals at comparable law school to which
student has been admitted.
* Non-Resident Tuition Reduction Grant
Brings tuition cost to resident tuition
cost level.
* First Generation College Graduates
Grant Encourages first generation col-
lege graduates to go to law school.
* Minority Institution Grant Provides
assistance to those who graduate from
historically minority institutions.
These grants are not renewable.

ADVANCED STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Students will be notified when scholar-
ship applications are available. Advanced
students can apply for these scholarships
after completion of their first year.

LOANS
Federal: Law students are eligible to apply
for both Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford
Loans and Federal Direct Unsubsidized
Stafford Loans through the Federal Direct
Student Loan Program (FDSLP).
Students applying must complete a
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA), or a yearly Renewal Application.
Completion qualifies the student for con-
sideration in federal loan and employment
programs. Apply electronically "FAFSA
on the Web" at www.fafsa.ed.gov.


The application period begins January
1 and results should be received electroni-
cally from the federal processor (no photo-
copies) no later than March 15.
Students attending at least half-time
may qualify for up to $8,500 in subsidized
and $12,000 in unsubsidized funds, for a
total of $20,500 each academic year.
Students also may apply for the Federal
Graduate Plus Loan to help cover the cost
of attendance. For more information on this
loan, go to www.sfa.ufl.edu.
Private: The interest rate and/or guarantee
fee on private loans varies according to the
lender and are credit-based. You may bor-
row up to the cost of attendance minus any
other financial aid you are receiving.






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PREPARATION FOR LAW SCHOOL
Law is a diverse profession that
requires practitioners to work with and
represent individuals and organizations
in every part of society. Because legal
careers are so varied, law schools do not
recommend any particular major, but
instead expect students to possess the
skills necessary for effective written and
oral communication and critical thinking.
For additional information about
pre-law study, law school and the legal
profession, we recommend you refer to
the Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools,
published annually by the Law School
Admission Council (LSAC) and the
American Bar Association. The guide is
available during registration for the Law
School Admission Test (LSAT) or at
www.lsac.org.



The admissions policy of the
University of Florida Levin College of Law
furthers the mission of the college: excel-
lence in educating professionals, advanc-
ing legal scholarship, serving the public
and fostering justice.
The College of Law has a responsibil-
ity as a state institution to educate
lawyers who will serve the legal needs of
all citizens and communities in Florida.
The college seeks to admit and enroll
students who will distinguish themselves
in serving the state, region and nation
through the practice of law, formulation
of public policy, legal scholarship, and
other law-related activities.
Legal education is enhanced in a stu-
dent body composed of people with differ-
ent backgrounds who contribute a variety
of viewpoints to enrich the educational
experience. This diversity is important
because lawyers must be prepared to ana-
lyze and interpret the law, understand and


appreciate competing arguments, repre-
sent diverse clients and constituencies in
many different forums, and develop poli-
cies affecting a broad range of people.
Thus, the College of Law seeks to
admit and enroll students who, collec-
tively, bring to its educational program a
wide range of backgrounds, experi-
ences, interests and perspectives. The
breadth and variety of perspectives to
which graduates of the College of Law
are exposed while in law school will
enable them to provide outstanding
service in many different public and pri-
vate capacities.
Through its admissions process, the
college seeks to admit and enroll stu-
dents who will excel academically, attain
the highest standards of professional
excellence and integrity, and bring vision,
creativity and commitment to the legal
profession.
The college gives substantial weight to
numerical predictors of academic success
(undergraduate grade point average and
LSAT scores). Numbers alone, however,
are not dispositive. The college considers
all information submitted by applicants.
Factors such as the difficulty of prior aca-
demic programs, academic honors, letters
of evaluation from instructors, or graduate
training may provide additional informa-
tion about academic preparation and
potential. In some cases, demonstrated
interest, prior training, or a variety of expe-
riences may indicate that an applicant is
particularly well suited to take advantage
of specialized educational opportunities.


Information about work experience,
leadership, community service, overcom-
ing prior disadvantages or commitment to
serve those for whom legal services have
been unavailable or difficult to obtain may
show that an applicant is in a unique posi-
tion to add diversity to the law school
community or to make significant contri-
butions to the practice of law.


The Admissions staff and the
Faculty Admissions Committee base
their selection on the applicant's aca-
demic credentials, including LSAT
score, UGPA, level of writing skills,
breadth of studies, and on other crite-
ria, including, but not limited to, the
applicant's work and other life experi-
ence, leadership experience, depth of
particular interest, and any other aspect
of an applicant's background suggest-
ing a suitability for the study and prac-
tice of law.



LSAT TEST DEADLINE
Applicants seeking Fall 2007 enroll-
ment must take the LSAT test no
later than December 2006.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
January 15, 2007, for Fall 2007

Note: Any deadline falling on a week-
end or holiday automatically moves
forward to the next business day.

Reminder...Don't wait for your
admissions acceptance to apply for
financial aid.























Applicants who have received a law
degree (or bachelor's degree combined
with a law program) from a U.S. institu-
tion are not eligible for admission to the
Levin College of Law. In addition, credit
is not given for correspondence cours-
es or other work not completed in resi-
dence at an ABA-accredited law school.


Applicants who have attended
another law school must submit a writ-
ten statement about their attendance, a
complete transcript, and a statement
from their dean indicating class rank
and certifying they are in good standing
and eligible to return to the institution
as a continuing student. Those not in
good standing nor eligible to return as
a continuing student are not eligible to
apply to the Levin College of Law.
(Transfer students should see page 51.)


There are many steps that must be
completed precisely for successful
application to the Levin College of Law.
These steps include registering and fil-
ing all official transcripts with the Law
School Data Assembly Service
(LSDAS), taking the LSAT and reporting
the score, submitting applications and
other forms and paperwork to the law
school, meeting all deadlines and pay-
ing all fees.

1. Applicants must take the LSAT and,
if applicable, the TOEFL.
All applicants must take the Law
School Admission Test (LSAT).
Applicants whose native language is
not English must take the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
The LSAT is administered four times
a year by the Law School Admissions
Council in cooperation with leading law
schools throughout the country. College
students should take the LSAT at the
end of their junior year. Candidates for
fall entry must take the LSAT no later
than December; however, earlier testing
is strongly recommended. The February
administration of the LSAT is not used
in making fall admissions decisions.


LSAT scores are valid for five years.
In the absence of documentation that a
candidate was ill, or that some other
unusual condition occurred during one of
the tests, all LSATscores are considered.
Information about the LSAT and the Law
School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS)
is contained in the 2006-2007 LSAT &
LSDAS Information Book, which is avail-
able at most colleges, online at
www.lsat.com, or by contacting the Law
School Admission Council (LSAC) at 215-
968-1001 or Box 2000, 662 Penn Street,
Newtown, PA 18940-0998.

2. Register with the Law School Data
Assembly Service (LSDAS).
Applicants are required to register
with the LSDAS, which centralizes
undergraduate academic records to
simplify the U.S. law school admission
process. Registration is valid for five (5)
years from the date the LSAT/LSDAS
registration form is processed.
Applicants must ensure undergraduate
transcripts from each college, university
or high school dual enrollment program
attended are on file at LSDAS. and the
LSDAS Law School Report is received by
the Levin College of Law. (Do not send
transcripts to the college.)
Normally, if the LSDAS file is com-
plete, an LSAT Law School Report will
arrive at the college two to three weeks
after the date on the law school applica-
tion acknowledgment e-mail or the date
of electronic filing. To update the LSAT
Law School Report, applicants should
send an updated transcript to LSDAS
(see page 21 of the 2006-2007 LSAT &
LSDAS Information Book) by the stated
deadline for completion of the applicant's
file. LSDAS requires two weeks to
process record updates.


The Levin College of Law requires that
your foreign transcripts be submitted
through the LSAC JD Credential Assembly
Service (JD CAS). If you completed any
postsecondary work outside the U.S.
(including its territories) or Canada, you
must use this service for the evaluation of
your foreign transcripts. The one excep-
tion to this requirement is if you complet-
ed the foreign work through a study


abroad consortium, or exchange program
sponsored by a U.S. or Canadian institu-
tion, and the work is clearly indicated as
such on the home campus transcript. This
service is included in the LSDAS subscrip-
tion fee. A Foreign Credential Evaluation
will be completed by the American
Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Admissions Officers (AACRAO), which will
be incorporated into your LSDAS report.
In addition to the required LSAT for
law admission consideration, the
University of Florida requires that you
submit a TOEFL score. If you have a
reportable TOEFL score, you must con-
tact the Educational Testing Service (ETS)
and request that your TOEFL score be
sent to LSDAS. If you have not taken the
TOEFL, you must do so and forward your
score to LSDAS. Your score will be
included in the Foreign Credential
Evaluation document that will be includ-
ed in your LSDAS law school report.
To use the JD CAS, log into your
online account and follow the instructions
for registering for the service. Be sure to
print out a Transcript Request Form for
each institution and send it to them
promptly. More time is usually required to
receive foreign transcripts. Questions
about the LD Credential Assembly Service
(JD CAS) can be directed to LSAC at 215-
968-1001, or LSACINFO@LSAC.org.


The UF Levin College of Law does not
process applications for LSAT and LSDAS
Fee Waivers. For information on that sepa-
rate application process and filing dead-
lines, see the 2006-2007 LSAT & LSDAS
Information Book (online at www.lsac.org).
In addition, the $30 application fee is a
State of Florida charge and cannot be
waived.














3. Complete admissions forms.
You can choose one of two methods to
apply to the Levin College of Law. Although it
has no bearing on the ultimate admission
decision, UF Law strongly prefers candidates
use the UF Law LSAC electronic application
option. Regardless of which application
method candidates use, all applications will
be sent an e-mail acknowledgement within
two weeks of applying. Only call if you have
not received an e-mail acknowledgement.



The UF LSAC electronic application
process consists of two steps. Both steps
must be completed in order and at the same
time. You will need a credit card, so please
have one ready before beginning the applica-
tion process. You can file the electronic appli-
cation through LSAC at www.lsac.org.
Applicants electronically submit their law
school application to LSAC, which will then
forward the application to the college.
Applications submitted via the UF LSAC elec-
tronic application process will be considered
postmarked on the day they are submitted to
LSAC. Applicants should print a copy of the
application and keep it for reference.
CAUTION: Applicants using the electronic
application process are responsible for read-
ing all information presented under ADMIS-
SIONS on the Levin College of Law website at
www.law.ufl.edu. Applicants are strongly
encouraged to print the Admissions pages.

STEP ONE:
* Complete the three-page application and
information card.
* After carefully proofing your application, the
information card, and reviewing the data
under Section D Application Certification for
the 2007 application for admission, the Levin
College of Law will consider your LSAC elec-
tronic signature (from Section D, page 3 of
the application) as your official signature. A
formal certification letter will not be required.

AFTER COMPLETING STEP ONE, MOVE
IMMEDIATELY TO STEP TWO.

STEP TWO:
* Click on this link:
www.admissions.ufl.edu/law.
* Then complete the UF Law Supplemental
Data Sheet, the Residency Classification
form, and pay the required $30 application
fee by credit card.

After completing both steps, you will
have officially applied to UF Law. Your LSAT
law school report has been automatically
requested, and if your LSDAS file is complete,
your report will come to us within a week. A
copy of your electronically submitted applica-


tion will be sent to us within a few days,
please do not send us an additional copy.
OR

The other application filing option is com-
pleting the application on the UF Law web-
site. Prior to filling out the application materi-
als, applicants should read all information
presented under ADMISSIONS/ POLICIES
AND PROCEDURES on the Levin College of
Law website. All materials are PDF files.
Applicants using this option must:
* Print, complete and sign the three-page
application, information card, UF Law
Supplemental Data Sheet, Residency
Classification Form, and pay the $30
application fee by check or money order.
The fee should be stapled to the
Supplemental Data Sheet.
* Make a copy of all materials and keep for
your records, then mail all application
materials directly to the UF Law
Admissions Office.
* Print four copies of the Cover Letter for
Evaluation of Applicant. Although we
strongly encourage using the LSDAS
Letter of Recommendation Service, we
will accept letters sent directly to UF Law.
Applicants should complete and sign sec-
tions pertaining to them, and give the
form to their evaluator(s).

4. Meet the application and file completion
deadlines.
Candidates should apply no earlier than
one year before the intended month of entry
and no later than the application deadline of
January 15, 2007, for Fall 2007. All other
required documents (e.g. LSAT Law School
Report; personal statement; resume; and/or
other requested data) must be received by
March 1,2007.
Applications received after the deadline
will not be reviewed until all timely applica-
tions have been considered. Late applications
will not be taken after February 15. The file
completion and LSAT deadlines for all late fil-
ers are the same as those for timely applicants.

5. Provide additional personal information.
Questions C1 and C2 on the application
require candidates to report any disciplinary
action taken against them at any college or
university (C1), and/or academic probation
and suspension (C2). Question C3 is about
specific violations of law. Applicants answer-
ing "yes" to any question MUST attach an
explanation for each response AND provide
official documentation from the college/uni-
versity, or court, documenting the final dispo-
sition of each occurrence.
Note: It is the responsibility of the candi-
date to provide all documentation for each
"yes" response. Any student uncertain about
their academic and/or disciplinary history


should not trust their memory, but should
contact Student Judicial Affairs at each col-
lege or university attended for information.
(Current or former UF students should con-
tact Student Judicial Affairs at 202 Peabody
Hall, PO. Box 114075, Gainesville, FL 32611,
phone 352-392-1261.)
Admission to the Levin College of Law is
contingent upon the accuracy of information
required to be furnished as part of the appli-
cation process. Intentional failure to furnish
required information or misrepresentation of
such information can result in withdrawal of
an offer of admission prior to matriculation,
dismissal from the college after matriculation,
or recision of the student's degree after grad-
uation, and/or forfeiture of all fees and
charges paid and academic credit earned.
Any such failure to disclose or misrepresent
also will be reported to the Board of Bar
Examiners for misconduct investigation and
to the Law School Admission Council
Misconduct and Irregularities in the
Admission Process Subcommittee.

6. Include resume, personal statement and
letters of evaluation.
The Levin College of Law seeks students
with a variety of interests, backgrounds and
perspectives. In making admissions deci-
sions, the college evaluates applicants based
on demonstrated academic ability and poten-
tial, LSAT scoress, and other criteria. To fully
evaluate an applicant's file, the committee
requires that a resume and personal state-
ment also be on file to consider the applica-
tion complete. Letters of evaluation also are
strongly encouraged.


All applicants are required to submit a
detailed resume, which should include specif-
ic, factual information about items such as
education, honors and awards, extracurricular
or community activities, publications, work
history, military service and/or foreign lan-
guage proficiencies.


The Levin College of Law seeks to enroll
a class with varied backgrounds and interests.
Such diversity contributes to the learning
environment of the law school, and historical-
ly has produced graduates who have served
all segments of society and who have
become leaders in many fields of law.
To better assess these qualities, the col-
lege requires each applicant to write a per-
sonal statement not to exceed four double-
spaced pages in a font no smaller than 12 pt.
This statement, written by the applicant, may
include, but is not limited to, information
regarding career goals, interests, unique abili-
ties, life experiences, academic and non-aca-
demic activities and public service.














If applicable, applicants may describe
disadvantages that may have adversely
affected past performance or that were suc-
cessfully overcome, such as poor academic
performance, history of problems with stan-
dardized testing, linguistic barriers, or a per-
sonal or family history of cultural, education-
al or socioeconomic disadvantage. If you
wish to discuss these unique issues you may
do so in a one-page addendum or within
your Personal Statement.
To summarize, your statement should
provide information not found in any other
part of your file. Although interviews are
not part of the admissions process, per-
sonal statements can serve as "interviews
on paper."


The Levin College of Law strongly
encourages candidates to submit no more
than four letters of evaluation for their file.
Letters should evaluate the applicant's per-
formance in areas such as academic.
employment and community service, and
should not be personal recommendations.
Candidates have two options for submit-
ting letters:
* LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service
The college strongly recommends that
letters be submitted through the LSAC
Letter of Recommendation Service includ-
ed in the LSDAS Registration subscription.
To use this service, see the LSAT 8 LSDAS
Information Book.
OR
* Directly to the college If applicants
elect to submit letters directly to the law
school, they should come in standard
business letter format on letterhead
accompanied by the cover form in the
back of this Prospectus. Packets from
career planning offices are acceptable in
lieu of individually submitted letters. (The
college does not acknowledge receipt of
letters.)
Action on an application is taken once all
required materials are received. Letters of
evaluation are not required, therefore action
will proceed with or without letters.

7. Joint degree candidates have other
requirements.
Candidates for a Joint Degree Program
take the LSAT and the GRE, MCAT or GMAT,
and apply for admission to both the College
of Law and UF Graduate School. Application
deadlines vary among programs. Contact the
UF Levin College of Law Student Affairs
Office and/or Graduate School departmental
coordinator for deadline information. See
Joint Degrees in the "Curriculum" section of
this publication for more information. (This
program is not open to students who
already have earned one of the degrees.)


Please do not file at the deadline. All
required data must be received by the
Admissions Office no later than the file
completion deadlines listed below. Any
deadline falling on a weekend or holiday
automatically moves forward to the next
business day.

* October 1, 2006, application and file
completion deadlines for Spring 2007
* March 1, 2007, application and file
completion deadlines for Summer 2007
* July 1, 2007, application deadline;
July 15, 2007, file completion deadline for
Fall 2007
Students attending a law school accred-
ited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
may apply for transfer to the Levin College
of Law if they are in good standing at their
current institution and their academic rank
is in the upper third or higher after comple-
tion of the required first-year, full-time cur-
riculum. Applicants who have received law
degrees from another institution or bache-
lor's degrees in conjunction with a law pro-
gram are not eligible for transfer. Transfer
credit will not be awarded for correspon-
dence courses or for work not done in resi-
dence at an ABA-accredited law school. A
maximum of 29 semester hours can be
transferred.
Applicants must submit the following
information by the deadline listed above:
* Application filing options: See
COMPLETE ADMISSIONS FORMS,
No. 3 on page 50.
* From UF Law website (www.law.ufl.edu),
print the PDF TRANSFER CERTIFICATION
FORM. Send this form to the appropriate
academic officer at your current law
school. The certification form must be
fully completed by your law school and
sent directly to the UF Law Admissions
Office by the file completion deadlines
cited above. The form must be accompa-
nied by your official law school transcript.
* Current LSDAS Law School Report from
LSAC. If you apply using the UF LSAC
electronic application process, your
report is automatically requested.
Otherwise, UF Law will request your
report.
* Statement to the Admissions Committee
relating the applicant's reasons for want-
ing to attend the College of Law.
* Upon receipt of a completed application,
the Admissions Committee will evaluate
transfer requests based on the following:
Space availability
Admission standards for non-transfer
candidates
Applicant's current law school record
Applicant's reasons for requesting a
transfer


Application and File Completion dead-
lines are:
* December 1, 2006, for Spring 2007
* April 1, 2007, for Summer 2007
* July 1, 2007, for Fall 2007
Note: Any deadline falling on a weekend or
holiday automatically moves forward to the
next business day.
Applicants who have completed two
years (four semesters) of study at an
ABA-accredited law school may apply for
visitor status to the UF College of Law if
they are in good standing and eligible to
return to that school. The ABA standard
will be waived for applicants from foreign
law schools. However, applicants from
a non-English speaking country must
provide a score of at least 550 (213 for
computer-based test) from the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Visitors may attend the college for up to
two academic terms.
Applicants must submit the following
information by the deadline listed above:
* Application filing options: See
COMPLETE ADMISSIONS FORMS,
No. 3 on page 50.
* Letter from the dean of the applicant's
law school granting permission for the
student to attend the UF College of Law,
and certifying that the student is "in
good standing and eligible to return"
to the current institution.
* Official law school transcript showing all
academic work to date.
* Current LSDAS Law School Report from
LSAC. If you apply using the UF LSAC
electronic application process, your report
is automatically requested. Otherwise,
UF Law will request your report.
* Statement to the Admissions Committee
relating the applicant's reasons for want-
ing to attend the UF College of Law.


The Admissions Committee makes
final fall decisions in late March/early April.
Applicants are immediately notified in writ-
ing upon final decision. The college begins
notifying applicants from the time the
first decision is made until the class is
filled using a "rolling admissions" process
based on the credentials of the applicant,
not on the order in which applications are
received. Decisions are not made on a
"first-come first-served" basis.


Joint degree candidates who have
been admitted to both programs, and
accepted and confirmed Teach for America
candidates, are permitted to defer admis-
sion offers from the Levin College of Law.
This process requires that a formal petition















be filed with the Admissions Office, and
approved prior to the May 15 seat deposit
payment deadline.
To decline an offer of admission, please
go to www.law.ufl.edu Admissions/Seat
Deposit-Cancellation, and complete the
process online.
If candidates have questions regarding
the deferral process, they should contact the
Admissions Office and ask to speak with a
member of the professional staff. Non-joint
degree admittees seeking deferral for com-
pelling reasons will have their petitions eval-
uated on a case-by-case basis.


Applicants can request reconsideration
only in cases where the applicant has
learned (after applying to the law school)
significant information that existed prior to
the file completion deadline. Information
about events, such as grades or awards,
occurring after the file completion deadline
cannot be considered. Reconsideration must
be requested within 30 days of denial.
A written request must include an expla-
nation of the new information as well as
valid reasons warranting reconsideration,
and should be submitted to the Assistant
Dean for Admissions, University of Florida
Levin College of Law, 141 Bruton-Geer Hall,
PO. Box 117622, Gainesville, FL 32611-7622.
The top should be plainly marked "Request
for Reconsideration."


The Florida Board of Education and
University of Florida Board require payment
of a $200 deposit to secure a seat in our
entering class. The $200 deposit is due on or
before May 15. Non payment of the fee will
result in cancellation of an offer of admis-
sion. This is an "in-hand" deadline.
Instructions regarding payment procedures
can be found under Admissions on the law
school website.


The law school's Financial Aid Office
budgets $2,500 financial assistance per year
for three years toward the cost of computer
equipment in each student's financial aid
budget. (Providing access to this funding
does not make the College of Law respon-
sible for maintenance, upgrade or loss of




Admissions


Information:


equipment.) The college also maintains a
limited number of computers in labs to pro-
vide free access to e-mail, the Internet, word
processing and other applications on the law
school network.


As a full-time law school, the UF Levin
College of Law adheres to American Bar
Association policy requiring students to
devote substantially all of their working
hours to the study of law. Academic
schedules and minimum load require-
ments are designed to reflect this policy.
First-year students are prohibited from
employment during the fall and spring
terms of their first year. Other students are
restricted to no more than 20 hours per
week of employment during the terms
they are enrolled in classes.


The UF College of Law Honor System
sets the highest standards of integrity and
professionalism, and provides procedures
for handling academic honesty violations.
Each student is given a copy of the Honor
Code upon enrollment and is bound to fol-
low it.


For information regarding on-
and off-campus housing, contact the
University of Florida Division of Housing, PO.
Box 112100, Gainesville, FL 32611-2100;
Phone: 352-392-2161; Fax: 352-392-6819;
E-mail: houinfo@housing.ufl.edu.
New and current UF law students also
may access the UF College of Law
Roommate Referral System on the Web for
assistance in finding roommates. Go to
www.law.ufl.edu, click on "Admissions," then
"Housing."


A variety of facilities in residence halls
are available for students with disabilities.
Students who require adapted facilities or
services should contact the Assignments
Department in writing as soon as possible to
document their disabilities and needs or
requests.
Disabled students, as all students, must
meet the standard guidelines used in deter-
mining housing eligibility. Students with



Toll-Free: 1-877-429-1297 J. MIC
Phone: 352-273-0890 Assist
Fax: 352-392-4087 E-mai


print-related disabilities may request housing
publications in an alternative format.
Students with hearing disabilities may
request assistance from the Florida Relay
Service by phoning 800-955-8771
(Voice/TDD).
Students with disabilities who may
require academic and or classroom accom-
modations should contact UF's Disability
Resources (a function of the Dean of
Students Office and the Division of Student
Affairs). Disability Resources is located in
Reid Hall (PO. Box 114085, Gainesville, FL
32611-4085). Disability Resources can be
reached at 352-392-8565 or e-mail at acces-
suf@dso.ufl.edu/drc.


Tours for prospective students can be
arranged Monday-Friday when classes are in
session. (See "Important Dates" on page 53.
Tours are not available during holidays or
term breaks.) Members of the law school's
Student Recruitment Team (SRT) host the 30
minute walking tours. For additional informa-
tion and reservation, contact the SRT at the
Admissions Office at 352-273-0890 or toll
free 877-429-1297.


The Student Recruitment Team (SRT) is
comprised of first-, second- and third-year
law students who can answer most ques-
tions on applying to the Levin College of
Law. Admissions staff can respond to ques-
tions regarding receipt of required docu-
ments and status of a file. Counseling
appointments are available and are required
to be made in advance.



The Frederic G. Levin College of Law
relies extensively on computing technolo-
gies and network communications in all
aspects of student life. We believe it is
imperative to prepare our students to be
technologically sophisticated in the use
of computers and computerized legal
research.
Because of this major emphasis on
access to network information, the Levin
College of Law requires that all entering
J.D. students own a portable (notebook or
laptop) computer.


;HAEL PATRICK
ant Dean for Admissions
I: patrick@law.ufl.edu


For maps and directions: www.law.ufl.edu/about/directions.shtml















Computers are used at the law school
and at residences in a variety of ways:
* E-mail messages are sent to students;
some "Listservs" are maintained for
student/faculty interaction and distribu-
tion of course materials; some students
use laptops for note-taking; and a variety
of writing requirements are produced on
computer.
* LEXIS and WESTLAW can be accessed
on computers at the law school or by
modem from home with software distrib-
uted free to law students during the Law
School Orientation in their first semester.
* Academic advising and registration
through the University of Florida's ISIS
program are available through law school
and UF computers or by remote access.
* Most classrooms are wired with AC
power outlets to the seats, allowing
students to use notebook computers
for note-taking without reliance on bat-
tery power;
* Some faculty members use of computer-
generated visual presentations such as
PowerPoint in class. In many cases, these
presentations also are available on the
professors website for downloading by
students.
Students may use laptops in the class-
room only for taking notes and for class
purposes as directed by the professor.
Other uses are not permitted, including,
but not limited to, e-mail, chat rooms,
instant messaging, e-commerce, game
playing, etc.
The college maintains a limited number
of computers for free access to e-mail, the
Internet, word processing, and other appli-
cations on the law school network. A
GatorLink account, available after registra-
tion, is necessary to use any computer on
campus, including wireless access from a
personal computer. The GatorLink account
will be your official University of Florida
(UFL) e-mail address to which important
administrative information will be sent. To
ensure consistency of information dissemi-
nation to students, UF will not permit
GatorLink addresses to be forwarded to
third party accounts such as AOL and
Hotmail. The GatorLink dial-up service
comes with a flat rate of $5 per month as
of July 1, 2006, providing each user with
3600 minutes (60 hours) of local use. In
December 2006, this service will undergo a
review of needs and costs to determine if
the service should be continued.
The computer must run Microsoft
Windows XP Professional Edition or
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional,
include a CD/DVD drive, a wireless Ethernet
port for network connectivity at the law


school (and broadband connectivity -
Cable or DSL at home), and a modem
meeting at least the v.90 standard for those
without broadband at home and for use
when traveling. Detailed specifications are
available from the UF Law website:
http://www.law. ufl.ed u/services/
laptop.shtml .
Because of rapidly changing tech-
nologies and prices, the college does not
recommend specific hardware manufac-
turers or software. However, Corel
WordPerfect and MSWord are standard
and available on all public workstations. A
letter-quality printer (ink-jet or laser)
is highly recommended. Printing at
UF and the law school is provided at 13
cents per page. Software for e-mail, virus
protection with no-charge updates and
Internet access is available in the UF
bookstore on CD-ROM at a nominal cost.
All computer applications used at the
law school, including electronic course-
ware and examination software, run
under Microsoft Windows; there are sev-


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these requirements. Electronic work is
often required to be submitted using
Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. All
professors will assume students have
portable computers that meet these mini-
mum requirements. The Levin College of
Law follows UF's Cisco Aironet 350 WiFi
802.11b standard. Please check http://net-
services.ufl.edu/wireless for specifica-
tions, compatibility and wireless coverage
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office budgets up to $2,500 toward the
cost of any portable computer. In provid-
ing access to funding for computer equip-
ment, the Levin College of Law is not
responsible for the maintenance, upgrade
or loss of equipment. Students are
encouraged to come to law school with a
computer that meets the minimum speci-
fications as determined by the law
school. For more information contact,
Andy Adkins, adkins@law.ufl.edu .


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