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Introduction to UF Law 2

Curriculum 4
J.D. Requirements Skills Training Graduate Tax Program
Class Schedule Certificate Programs International Programs
Courses Joint Degrees Centers and Institutes

Faculty 13

Support Services 23
Career Services Student Affairs

Tuition & Financial Aid 29

Admissions 31
Application Forms

UFLaw Academic Calendar 39

Facilities 40

Community 42
University of Florida Gainesville International

Cover: The Levin College of Law has moved into the country's top 20 public law schools
and is once again included in the top 50 public and private. UFLaw is ranked llth of
ABA-Accredited public law schools for racial diversity, has an excellent and talented
faculty, a strong alumni network and award-winning programs and student organiza-
tions. The school is in a beautiful natural setting on the University of Florida campus.

For more information, visit www.law.ufl.edu

* Rules, policies, fees, dates and courses described in this publication are subject to
change without notice.
The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race,
creed, color, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, political
opinions or affiliations, and veteran status.
Upon request, this catalog is available in alternate format. Please call the Levin
College of Law Admissions Office at 352.392.2087. If using TDD phone access, call
the Florida Relay Service at 800.955.8771 (TDD).

The University Record College of Law Prospectus
Volume XCIV Series 1 Number 4 September 2003
The University Record (USPS 652-760) is published five times a year in March, April, twice
in September, and November by the University of Florida, Office of the University Registrar,
Academic Publications, Gainesville, Florida 32611-4000.
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The Levin College of Law Prospectus has been adopted as a rule of the university pursuant
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available from the Office of the University Registrar, Box 114000, University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000.


A law school dedicated
to advancing human
dignity, social welfare
and justice through
knowledge of the law.

Excellence in educating
professionals, advancing
legal scholarship,
serving the public,
and fostering justice.


Keys to Your Valuable Levin College of Law Degree

2003 graduate Bradley Harper excelled in Moot
Court and Trial Team competitions, winning a
national championship and earning Best Advocate in
the Chester Bedell Florida Bar Trial Competition. He
worked as a director of operations and financial
analyst before attending UFLaw. "I realized that
major social and economic changes in this country
come about through the law, and I got what I came
for. I'm now proficient in analyzing and arguing law.
Its definitely been worth it."

Among the unique and innovative aspects of a University of Florida Levin
College of Law education globalization, interdisciplinary study, personal and
individualized specialization, clinical skills and training, strengths and diversi-
ty of your fellow students, and our faculty and its research and scholarship.
Consider these UFLaw advantages and their importance to you:

* Career Opportunities, Contacts
The Levin College of Law's Center for Career Services connects students
with employers nationwide, and hundreds of firms recruit on campus each
year. Graduates are employed in all 50 states, and in more than a dozen foreign
countries and U.S. territories.
Each year, UFLaw graduates are cited in publications recognizing the
nation's best lawyers, including The National Law Journal and Best Lawyers in
You will benefit from many opportunities for interaction with distinguished
alumni, faculty and visitors including mentoring and externship programs,
guest lectures and symposia. After graduation, you will join our many alumni
who are leaders in law, business, education, government and public service.

* An Extraordinary Faculty
Innovative, inspiring, experienced, diverse, caring, knowledgeable...all traits
of the nationally and internationally recognized University of Florida
Levin College of Law faculty. Professors are leaders in state, national and/or
international bar associations, and professional and legal educational organiza-
tions helping them bring current, practical and critical issues and events
into the classroom.
The faculty is larger than that of many law schools, and includes approxi-
mately 60 full-time professors and 30 lawyers working as legal writing and
clinical instructors, social policy and environmental researchers, and librarians.
In addition, the involvement of leading private practitioners helps keep course
offerings relevant and current.

* Personalized Curriculum
Florida's comprehensive J.D. curriculum prepares students for a broad range
of traditional and non-traditional legal careers. After completing first-year
requirements, students can tailor studies to specific interests and career plans
through advanced courses, seminars, certificate programs, joint degrees and
study abroad opportunities. More than 100 courses and 30 seminars offered
each year support a variety of practice areas, including Children's Law,
Corporate Law, Criminal & Civil Litigation, Environmental and Land Use Law,
Estates and Trusts Practice, Family Law, Intellectual Property Law,
International and Comparative Law, Litigation, Media Law and Tax Law.
UF's centers, certificates, institutes and programs complement the cur-
riculum and bring faculty, students and practitioners with similar interests
together in areas such as Dispute Resolution, International Financial Crimes
Studies, Family Law, International Trade Law, Legal Technology, Public
Interest Law, Race Relations and Social Policy.



* Communication Training
The law school's nationally recognized legal writing program
hones the skills most critical to your professional success with
courses offered in each year of law school. The Levin College of
Law also was the first to develop a required Legal Drafting
Program, which has become a model for other schools. And many
of Florida's best lawyers and judges serve as educators to help
develop students' skills in trial and appellate advocacy.

* Outstanding Student Body
In recent years, at least 12 candidates have applied for each
available seat at the Levin College of Law. If accepted, you will
join a talented and ambitious student body with diverse interests,
ethnic backgrounds, ages and experience. Student organizations
such as Moot Court, Trial Team and Law Review are recognized
for excellence at state, regional and national levels.
UFLaw students develop not only knowledge and skills needed
in today's rapidly changing legal profession, but friendships, con-
tacts and professional colleagues that make law study one of life's
most rewarding and empowering experiences.

UFLaw students traditionally have served as presidents of Florida Blue Key,
the state's oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary. Karen Persis 2L
(above) was elected president and named to the UF Hall of Fame for her
extensive involvement and leadership during her undergraduate years. She
currently serves as Law Association for Women president and is in the top
10 percent of her law class.



Prepare UFLaw Grads for Legal Careers

J.D. Degree Requirements

* Completion with a passing grade of
courses totaling at least 88
semester credit hours, of which at
least 59 must have been completed
in this law school. No more than
four of these credits can be earned
through co-curricular activities.
With permission from the Associate
Dean for Students, upon good
cause, work up to 29 semester
hours from another ABA-accredited
law school may be counted.
* Completion of two specific courses
with grade of "S" or better:
Legal Research and Writing
(LAW 5792), and Appellate
Advocacy (LAW 5793).
* Completion of two specific courses
with passing grade: Professional
Responsibility and the Legal
Profession (LAW 6750), and Legal
Drafting (LAW 6955).
* Achievement of 2.0 cumulative
grade point average on all graded
work attempted in the college.
* Fulfillment of prescribed course
* Satisfaction of the ABA Residency
Requirement. (ABA Standard 304
requires a full-time course of study
extending over at least three
academic years, with a minimum of
10 credit hours per semester.)
Students may earn no more than
one semester of residency credit by
taking two summer sessions of at
least five credit hours each.
(Summer Study Abroad Programs
do not count toward Residency
* Completion of a seminar or
advanced course.

* Satisfaction of Advanced Writing
Requirement (through enrollment in
a seminar or advanced course).

The Levin College of Law's rich J.D. curriculum prepares students for a
broad range of traditional and non-traditional legal careers. Since its estab-
lishment in 1909, UF's law school has been educating leaders for the legal pro-
fession, business, education, government and public service. The college is
accredited by the American Bar Association, and is a member of the Association
of American Law Schools.
More than 100 courses and 30 seminars offered each year support a variety
of practice areas, including:

* Administrative Law
* Business Law
* Criminal Law
* Environmental and
Land Use Law
* Estates and Trusts Practice
* Family Law
* Government Law
* Health Law

* Intellectual Property Law
* International and Comparative Law
* Labor and Employment Law
* Litigation
* Media Law
* Mediation
* Public Interest Law
* Securities Law
* Tax Law

The three-year curriculum develops students' analytical ability, knowledge of
the theory and practice of law, communication skills, understanding of the codes
of responsibility, and ethics and commitment to professionalism skills and con-
cepts central to the practice of law.
Students experience a variety of teaching styles, including the traditional "case"
and "Socratic" methods, as well as simulations, role-playing, video-taping and
computer-assisted instruction.
After completing first-year requirements, students can tailor their course
loads to their interests and career plans or choose to pursue a certificate or
joint-degree program. (See page 9 for more on Certificate Programs and Joint

Advanced Writing Requirement
AllJ.D. candidates must produce a major, written, finished product that shows
evidence of original systematic analysis and scholarship based on individual
research under close faculty supervision. This typically is fulfilled through enroll-
ment in an advanced course or seminar.

Advanced Courses & Seminars
Advanced courses create opportunities for sequential learning, complex
problem-solving, and development of writing and drafting skills in small-group
Seminars allow close study and research of a topic under supervision of a facul-
ty member. Normally, students in a seminar produce a "senior paper" to satisfy the
Advanced Writing Requirement.



Academic Honors
The Juris Doctor degree is awarded
honors to students earning a 3.1 GPA and
high honors to students achieving a 3.5 GPA
on all work attempted in the college. It is
awarded highest honors to students achiev-
ing a 3.9 GPA.

Order of the Coif
Florida is one of a select group of law
schools with a chapter of the Order of the
Coif, national academic law honor society.
Students meeting requirements are eligible
for election at conclusion of their studies.

Most classrooms are equipped with outlets and wireless high-
speed internet connections to promote use of laptops as teaching
and learning tools.



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Required Courses
Contracts (4 Credits)
An introduction to the law and theory of
legally enforceable agreements and
promises, including elements of contract
formation, consideration, effects of non-
performance, conditions for relief from
or discharge of obligations, and

Criminal Law (3 Credits)
The substantive law of crimes covering,
in addition to basic principles and the
elements of typical crimes, such concepts
as relational and inchoate crime, respon-
sibility and defenses.

Torts (4 Credits)
Civil liability for harm caused by
wrongful acts that violate non-
contractual duties imposed by law.
Covers negligence and other theories of
liability as prescribed by instructor.

Legal Research & Writing (2 Credits)
First half of a two-part course; both
parts required for graduation. Includes
emphasis on basic legal research and
writing legal memoranda. Graded on
scale of Honors (S+), Satisfactory (S) or
Unsatisfactory (U), and must be com-
pleted with "S" or better even if this
necessitates repeating the course.

Professional Responsibility
& the Legal Profession (3 Credits)
Examines role of the individual lawyer
and the legal profession as an entity in
contemporary society. Topics include role
of the lawyer as advocate, counselor and
community leader; ethical and moral
obligations of lawyers to their clients,
other lawyers and society as derived from
general ethical and moral principles and
as embodied in model rules of the Code
of Professional Responsibility; and
problems encountered by the lawyer in
representing particular categories of
clients including corporations, criminal
defendants and indigents.

Civil Procedure (4 Credits)
Analysis of a civil lawsuit from com-
mencement through trial (including
consideration of jurisdiction, venue,
pleading, motions, discovery and join-
der of parties and of claims; right to
trial by jury, selection and instruction
of jury, roles of jil12. 1i, i- ..i trial
and post-trial motions; judgments).

Constitutional Law (4 Credits)
An introduction to U.S. Constitutional
Law. Topics include judicial enforce-
ment of the Constitution to preserve
individual liberties, judicial review,
separation of powers, structure and
powers of federal government and

Property (4 Credits)
Acquisition and possession of real and
personal property, estates in land, intro-
duction to future interests, landlord
and tenant, survey of modern land
transactions and methods of title assur-
ance, easements, licenses, covenants,
and rights incident to land ownership.

Appellate Advocacy (2 Credits)
Prerequisite: Passing grade in Legal Research
& -.,,,,, (LAW5792)
As a continuation of LAW 5792, a fac-
tual situation is presented by means of
a hypothetical appellate record the
basis for the preparation of an appel-
late brief and oral arguments. The
course is graded on a scale of Honors
(S+), Satisfactory (S), or Unsatisfactory
(U), and must be completed with "S"
or better, even if this necessitates
repeating the course.

Legal Drafting (2 Credits)
Prerequisite: Passing grade in Appellate
Advocacy (LAW 5793)
Principles and practice of drafting legal
documents, including complaints and
responses, contracts and legislative and
quasi-legislative documents.



(Some for second- and third-year students not offered every year)

Administrative Law (3 Credits)
Admiralty (2)
Advanced Environmental Law
& Litigation (3)
Advanced Feminist Theory
Advanced Legal Research (2)
Advanced Problems in
Bankruptcy & Debtor-
Creditor Law (2 or 3)
Advanced Research, Writing
& Appellate Advocacy
I (1) & 11 (2)
Advanced Techniques in
Appellate Advocacy (2)
Agricultural Law and Policy (3)
Air & Water Pollution Control
(2 or 3)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
American Legal History (2 or 3)
Antitrust Law (3)
Bioethics and Law (3)
Business Organizations (2 or 3)
Child, Parent & State (3)
Children's Law (2)
Civil Clinic (6 or 9)
Civil Rights of Children
Clinic Preparation (3)
Commercial Paper (2 or 3)
Comparative Law (2 or 3)
Comparative Law:
Introduction to the Civil Code
Computers & the Law
Conflict of Laws (3)
Conservation Clinic (3)
Constitutional Law I (4) &
II (2 or 3)
Copyright Law (2 or 3)
Corporate Finance &
Reorganization (3)
Corporate Taxation (3)
Corporations (3)
Creditors' Remedies &
Bankruptcy (3 or 4)
Criminal Law Clinic (6)
Criminal Procedure:
Adversary System (3)
Criminal Procedure: Police
& Police Practices (3)
Criminal Procedure Survey (3)
Disability Law
Economics of the Family (3)
Education Law

Employment Discrimination
(2 or 3)
Employment Law (3)
English Legal History (2)
Environmental Dispute
Resolution (2)
Environmental Law: Control of
Toxics, Hazardous Waste &
Governmental Action (3 or 4)
Environmental Law: Water,
Wetlands & Wildlife (3 or 4)
Estate Planning (3)
Estates & Trusts (3)
Evidence (4)
Externships (2-6)
Family Law (3)
Federal Courts (3)
Federal Tax Law
Fiduciary Administration I (3)
First Amendment Law (2 or 3)
Florida Administrative Law
(2 or 3)
Florida Constitutional Law
(2 or 3)
Future Interests (2 or 3)
Gender and the Law (2 or 3)
Grand Jury Investigations
Growth Management
Handling Drug & Alcohol
Health Care, Finance &
Delivery (3)
History of Women in the Law
(2 or 3)
Human Rights
Immigration & Nationality
Law (2 or 3)
Income Taxation (3 or 4)
Income Taxation of Estates
& Trusts (2)
Insurance (2 or 3)
Intellectual Property Law (2 or 3)
Intellectual Property Litigation (2)
Intellectual Property Theory
International Business
Transactions (2 or 3)
International Environmental
International Financial Crimes
International Human Rights
Law (3)

International Intellectual
Property Law (2 or 3)
International Law (3)
International Litigation &
Arbitration (2 or 3)
International Trade Law (2 or 3)
Interviewing & Counseling
(2 or 3)
Jurisprudence (3)
Labor Law (3 or 4)
Land Finance (3)
Land Use Planning &
Control (3 or 4)
Law of Cyberspace
Law & Psychiatry (2)
Law of the North American
Free Trade Agreement
(2 or 3)
Legal Accounting (2)
Legal Counseling (2)
Legal History Other Than
Common Law (2)
Local Government Law,
Taxation & Finance (2 or 3)
Mass Communication Law
Media Law (2 or 3)
Medical Malpractice (2)
National Security &
Human Rights Law
Negotiation, Mediation &
Other Dispute Resolution
Processes (3 or 4)
Partnership Taxation (2 or 3)
Patent Drafting & Prosecution
I (2) & 11 (2)
Patent Law (2 or 3)
Pension & Employee Benefit
Law (2 or 3)
Perspectives on the Family
(3 or 4)
Poverty Law (3)
Products Liability Law (2)
Race & Race Relations Law
(2 or 3)
Regulated Industries (2 or 3)
Remedies (2 or 3)
Sales (2 or 3)
Secured Transactions in
Personal Property (3)
Securities Regulation (3)
Selected Legal Problems in
Family & Children's Law (2)
Sports Law (3)

Richard Hamann (left) with students of his
Environmental Law: Water, Wetlands & Wildlife
course explore a bat cave. The Environmental and
Land Use Law Program offers hands-on
experiences in addition to coursework, as well as
an array of extra-curricular opportunities
including symposia, externships and study abroad.

State & Local Taxation (2)
Taxation of Gratuitous
Transfers (2 or 3)
Techniques of Growth
Management (2)
Theory of Free Expression
Torts & Justice
Trademark Law (3)
Trademark Practice &
Procedure (2)
Trial Advocacy (3)
Trial Practice (4)
White Collar Crime (2 or 3)
Women & the Criminal
Justice System
Women & the Law (2 or 3)
Workers' Compensation Law
(2 or 3)

For a full list and course descriptions, visit Levin College of Law Web site: www.law.ufl.edu ("Academic Programs")


Skills Training
The University of Florida is alma mater to many of the
most prominent, active and skilled lawyers and judges in
America, a number of whom are involved in teaching and
training UFLaw students. Observation and critique by
professionals, professors and classmates help develop
students' legal, professional and interpersonal skills
and improve their abilities to "think on their feet." Many
J.D. courses enable students to experience aspects of law
practice through role playing, simulated trials and interac-
tion with actual clients. Such courses include:
Appellate Advocacy
Interviewing & Counseling
Legal Drafting
Legal Research & Writing
Mediation & Other Dispute Resolution Processes
Trial Advocacy
Trial Practice
Writing skills are critically important to success as an
attorney. UFLaw develops those skills through required
courses in Legal Research and Writing, Appellate
Advocacy and a nationally acclaimed Legal Drafting
Program. Students further develop such skills through a
third-year required course, plus gain experience in inter-
viewing, counseling and alternative dispute resolution.

UFLaw's clinical programs which include Virgil
Hawkins Civil Clinics (Full Representation, Pro Se,
Juvenile) and Criminal Clinics allow students to represent
clients within an academic framework with a substantial
classroom component. Student participants have completed

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Florida Supreme Court to practice law under a supervising
attorney. Clinic enrollment is limited to ensure close super-
vision. Students also are encouraged to take advantage of
the college's other opportunities for practical experience,
such as law practice through pro bono work for organiza-
tions and agencies in and outside the state, and through
part-time jobs, summer internships and externships.

Externships enable students to gain practical experience,
enhance working knowledge of the law, and develop profes-
sional contacts. Students earn two-to-six credits while
working in governmental agencies or not-for-profit
organizations focused on a particular legal field.

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Joint Degree Opportunities Extensive/Flexible
The Levin College of Law offers a joint-degree program that sets the
standard among top-tier public law schools for its flexibility, coverage
of study areas, high academic reputation and overall value. Qualified
students combine legal studies with graduate coursework in another
college to earn two degrees at the same time.

With the extensive combinations of degrees offered and the reduced
time required to earn both degrees, this program has become a popular
curriculum for law students who want to take advantage of the other out-
standing graduate schools at the University of Florida. Joint-degree stu-
dents are able to use their additional degree as an important tool to find a
job in their field or to continue study in their undergraduate area of study.

Candidates must take the GRE, MCAT or GMAT plus the LSAT and
apply for and gain admission to both the College of Law and the
University of Florida Graduate School.

The J.D. is offered in combination with the following degrees:

* Accounting
* Agribusiness
* Anthropology
* Building Construction
* Business Administration/Finance
* Computer Engineering
* Doctorate of Medicine
* Educational Leadership
* Electrical Engineering
* Environmental Engineering
* Exercise & Sport Sciences
* Food & Resource Economics
* Forest Resources & Conservation

* Gender Studies Certificate
* History
* Latin-American Studies
* Mass Communication
* Medical Sciences
* Pharmacy
* Political Science
* Psychology
* Public Health
* Real Estate
* Sociology
* Urban & Regional Planning
* Veterinary Medicine

The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs can help students create a
joint-degree program tailored to their desired area of study even if the
degree is not listed above. Complete details are available from the
College of Law Student Affairs personnel and from the participating
graduate departments.

Students of the Estates and Trusts Practice
Certificate Program will benefit from their
knowledge in a specialized field.

Certificate Programs
Specialization is a growing trend
in today's complex legal environ-
ment, and graduates with knowledge
in specific practice areas are in high
demand. UFLaw offers interested
students the opportunity to develop
expertise and marketability by earn-
ing a certificate in Environmental
and Land Use Law, Estates and
Trusts Practice, Family Law,
Intellectual Property Law or
International and Comparative
Students must earn eight credit
hours (or 12 for two certificates)
beyond the 88 required for the J.D.,
and are encouraged to apply to a
program as early as possible. For
details, visit "Academic Programs"
on the Web, (www.law.ufl.edu), or
contact Student Affairs.

For more information on the program and a complete list of credits
required for both degrees, vist the Joint Degree Web site at
www. law.ufl.edu/academics/joint.

"Our joint-degree lawyers have an immediate sensitivity to the legal issues presented by
our media clients. They are able to translate their educational experience into practical
assistance on media matters. They also understand the philosophical importance of the

First Amendment. This gives them a clear advantage in our hiring decisions."
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* National Leader in Tax Law
Consistently ranked as one of the top pro-
grams in the nation, the Graduate Tax
Program is an intensive one-year course of
study leading to the degree of Master of Laws
(LL.M.) in Taxation. Staffed almost exclusively
by full-time faculty, the program is designed
for full-time degree candidates planning to
specialize in tax law.
The program attracts outstanding students
from throughout the nation, as well as
international students, and its graduates
are employed by law firms, accounting firms,
industry and government throughout the U.S.
and abroad. Faculty and students benefit from
the comprehensive tax collection in the
Richard B. Stephens Tax Research Center.
The program also produces the Florida Tax
Review, a publication dealing with federal and
state tax law and policy issues. LL.M. students
selected to work as Review editors may receive
graduate assistantships.

m Global Approach to Legal Education
Through programs offered on campus
and abroad, UFLaw students gain interna-
tional experience and exposure, and a dis-
tinguishing edge in today's competitive job
Each year, foreign enrichment courses bring
a dozen or more leading professors, judges,
attorneys and government officials from
around the world to campus to teach.
Students and faculty also benefit from
exchange programs with renowned
international law institutions, including
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia;
Pontifica Universidade Catolica do Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil; University of Montpellier,
France; Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
in Frankfurt, Germany; Leiden University,
The Netherlands; and University of
Stellenbosch, South Africa.

LL.M. in Comparative Law
The LL.M. in Comparative Law is designed
exclusively for graduates of foreign law schools
to enhance their understanding of the American
legal system. The one-year program provides a

course of study tailored to each student's
needs and objectives. Certificates of
Specialization are offered in Environmental and
Land Use Law, International Business and Trade
Law, and International Tax Studies.

Summer Study Abroad
Recognizing the importance of an education
that transcends state and national bound-
aries, the law school jointly sponsors ABA-
approved Summer Law Programs with the
University of Montpellier; University of
Cape Town; and University of Costa Rica.
The college also coordinates ABA-approved
summer abroad programs worldwide with
other schools.

International Trade Law
In today's global market, success in the
international trade arena is central to the eco-
nomic health of the nation. This program is a
model for academic interaction with the busi-
ness community, federal and state agencies
and The Florida Bar in provision of legal
services that can be translated into successful
business strategies. Led by long-time federal
trade negotiator and chief counsel Steve
Powell, the program features academic cours-
es on international trade, seminars for busi-
ness executives and attorneys on trade sub-
jects, and provides assistance to developing
countries to implement their World Trade
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Helping students gain international experience and an
edge in today's competitive job market, UFLaw
sponsors ABA-approved summer programs with the
University of Cape Town in South Africa (above) and
with peer institutions in France and Costa Rica.


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Centers, Institutes
Multiple centers and institutes work
closely within the College of Law to offer
unique, real-world perspectives that make
a difference in the legal profession and
improve an already broad curriculum.

m Center for Estate and
Elder Law Planning
Florida is second only to California in
the number of elderly, and at 19 percent,
has the highest proportion of elderly
residents of any state. Many of these
residents have questions concerning
government entitlement programs,
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and end-of-life health care
decision-making. It is the role of the estate and elder law
planning attorney to advise on these issues.
This center, directed by Professor C. Douglas Miller of
the Graduate Tax faculty, is dedicated to advancement of
estate planning and elder law knowledge, professional-
ism, skills and policy by educating and training students
and lawyers.
The Center administers the law school's Certificate
Program in Estates and Trusts Practice and works closely
with the Graduate Tax Program.

m Center for Governmental Responsibility
CGR is the state's senior legal and public policy research
institute, and one of the law school's research arms.
Founded in 1972, CGR offers research and teaching pro-
grams in such areas as environmental protection and
development, historic preservation, election law, health
access and costs, policy development in emerging
democracies and international environmental policy.
Fellowships funded through The Florida Bar provide stu-
dents with a unique opportunity to conduct research on
issues of state, national and international importance.
During the past two decades, CGR has received more
than $6 million in contracts and grants, yielding more than
300 publications, presentations and programs. CGR
researchers concentrate on three general areas: state
and international environmental policy, social policy,
and democracy and governance (including conflict reso-
lution in Haiti and three specialized centers the Center
for American Law Studies at Warsaw University, Poland;
Center for International Trade; and the Institute for Human
Rights, Peace and Development).

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Center for Study of Race and Race Relations
The first of its kind at a Southern law school, the
center seeks to promote racial understanding, interracial
dispute resolution, racial equality and racial healing, as
well as to influence public policy through university,
local, state and national projects. The center hosts state
and national conferences and brings guest speakers to

Virgil Hawkins Summer Program This intensive five-
week summer program is aimed at incoming minor-
ity UFLaw students. It provides a unique opportuni-
ty for students to receive early exposure to legal
analysis, legal research and writing, and study skills
from students, staff and faculty. The program is run
under the auspices of the CSRRR in conjunction
with the offices of Admissions and Student Affairs.

Center on Children and the Law
Children are our most vulnerable citizens and most in
need of legal representation. The Center was established
in 2001 to promote the highest quality of advocacy,
teaching and scholarship in the areas of children's law
and policy. The CCL faculty includes experts in family
law, juvenile law, child protection, health law, constitu-
tional law, psychology and the law, ADR and human
rights. Students become involved in CCLs policy and
advocacy work through the Child Welfare Clinic and may
also pursue a Certificate in Family Law. Selected students
serve as Children's Fellows to work on "Friend of the
Court" briefs and research papers, assist in hosting CCLs
annual interdisciplinary conference and building a library
of children's legal resources.


"There is scarcely a better place to start a career
than the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
It is recognized as one of the best law schools in the
country, not only for the quality of its faculty and
students, but for the proven success of its graduates.
A law degree from UF is synonymous with

Honorable Stephan P. Mickle '70
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* Institute for Dispute Resolution
IDR encourages teaching, research and service through
courses in mediation, negotiation, collective bargaining
and arbitration, and international litigation.
Students are trained to become county court mediators
through actual proceedings involving small claims civil
disputes (such as landlord-tenant disputes, contract cases,
auto repair and consumer cases). Model family mediation
and dependency mediation systems developed by students
subsequently were adopted by Florida's 8th Judicial Circuit.
The institute hosts an annual seminar sponsored by
Upchurch Watson White and Max mediation group,
enabling students and practitioners to learn from skilled

* Affiliated Organizations
UFLaw contributes to the legal profession not only by
training top lawyers but advancing knowledge through
affiliated organizations, including:

Legal Technology Institute
LTI provides technology-related consultation, web
development and market research to the legal profession.

It also serves as an incubator for research and development
of all forms of t.. ..i ..1.. i legal applications, and
focuses on producing graduates experienced with tech-
nology used in practice. The self-supporting consulting
service is one of only a handful nationally specializing in legal
technology. LTI also develops Internet Web sites for the legal
profession nationally and conducts market research studies.

UF Center for International Financial Crimes Studies
This center provides global studies, consultation,
training and education about money laundering strate-
gies, hosts leading experts as classroom lecturers, and
coordinates national and international conferences.
The center also is involved with the annual International
Symposium on Economic Crime at Cambridge University,

Holland & Knight Institute
A unique joint venture between UF and one of the
nation's largest law firms, the Holland and Knight Institute
allows practicing lawyers and UF professors to combine
talents and expertise on complex research projects,
publications and firm services. Viewed as a model of
cooperation between the academic community and
practicing Bar, it is one of many ways the law school
interacts with the legal profession.
International Center for Automated Information Research
ICAIR funds innovative research aimed at improving
legal, accounting and financial services in areas such as
electronic access to information and the courts, litigation
conducted over the Internet, instructional programs for
lawyers and accountants on incorporating technology
into their practices, and improving access to and
understanding of law worldwide.

Institute for Dispute Resolution
With more than 90% of civil cases settled through negotiation, the
skills taught by UFLaw's Dispute Resolution program are invaluable
to today's lawyer. UFLaw's Institute for Dispute Resolution is the first
of its kind in the state. It offers courses in mediation, negotiation,
environmental dispute resolution, collective bargaining and
international litigation/arbitration.




Motivate, Challenge, Inspire

* The numbers of female and
minority professors at UF's Levin
College of Law are largest in
school history 19 women (32%0)
of 59 tenured and tenure-track
faculty, and nine (150o) minorities.
* An analysis of the 190 degrees
earned by UFLaw's faculty many
presented with distinction, magna
cum laude, summa cum laude and
high honors shows Harvard
leading the way (18 degrees),
plus Yale (nine), Illinois and
Wisconsin (six each), and
Princeton, Columbia, Cornell,
Georgetown and New York
University (five each).
* Student evaluations reflect high
satisfaction with professors (overall
4.20 rating, with five denoting
* The faculty publishes books at a
high rate 61 treatises, casebooks
or similar major books in the past
seven years. In 2000-01,
13 different faculty published
25 books.
* More than 20 faculty clerked at the
appellate level (half in federal
court), and 35 were associates or
partners at law firms.
* France, South Africa, Poland,
Costa Rica, Haiti, Germany and
the Netherlands are among
countries in which UFLaw faculty
taught in 2002-03.
* Recent or current faculty research
includes laws relating to healthcare
issues, clinical research ethics and
liability, regulatory issues
surrounding prescription drugs,
Social Security and legal aspects of
proposed changes,
the Tax Code, and the terrorism
threat and its impact on laws
re: insurance/financial
transactions, Homeland security
and civil rights.

A larger and more diverse faculty than that of most U.S. law schools
gives Florida students unparalleled advantages for study, research and
career preparation. Endowed chairs and professorships allow Florida to
recruit and retain some of the nation's most prominent legal scholars.
Florida's professors are innovative and inspiring. They also are authors or
editors of several hundred books used by law schools and practitioners
throughout the country, and regularly publish articles in prominent journals.
Faculty members have close ties to the practicing Bar, and are involved
in state and national bar associations. They chair major sections of the
Association of American Law Schools, and provide leadership to American
Bar Association committees, the Law School Admission Council, and Florida
Bar sections and committees.
Faculty also have headed such state, national and international organiza-
tions as Amnesty International USA and Florida Defenders of Environment.

Other faculty accomplishments include:
* Arguing cases before U.S. and Florida Supreme Courts
* Drafting American Bar Association Standards (which strongly influence
legislatures and courts throughout the nation), court rules and state
* Providing expert opinion and analysis to some of the world's most presti-
gious publications and news media
* Assisting in law and constitutional reform in Florida and newly developing
democratic nations
* Serving as consultants on national and international tax policy
* Providing arbitration and mediation services to various entities
* Teaching at the National Judicial College, Federal Law Enforcement
Training Center, Academy of International Taxation, tax and estate plan-
ning institutes
around the nation, ______Th bakron a e of______
and law schools
abroad ln li st

The faculty includes
59 tenured/tenure
track full-time profes-
sors, plus about 30
lawyers working as
legal writing and clini-
cal instructors, social
policy and environ-
mental researchers,
and law librarians.
Additionally, dozens of
Florida's best known
lawyers and judges
teach and train stu-
dents each semester.



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Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
Complete biographies available at www.law.ul.edu/faculty

Fletcher N. Baldwin Jr."
Chesterfield Smith Professor
of Law; Director, UF Center for
International Financial Crimes
Education: 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.

Dennis A. Calfee
Professor of Law;
Alumni Research Scholar
Education: B.B.A., J.D.,
Gonzaga University; LL.M.,
University of Florida.
Expertise: Authority on Taxation,
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.

Bill F. Chamberlin
Joseph L. Brechner
Eminent Scholar of Mass
Affiliate Professor of Law
Education: B.A., Ph.D.,
University of Washington; M.A.,
University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Expertise: Mass Media Law, First
Amendment Theory, Media Law
Research, Access to Government
Meetings and Records.

Jonathan R. Cohen*
Associate Professor of Law
Education: A.B. (summa cum
laude), A.M., J.D. (cum laude),
Ph.D. (Economics), Harvard
University. Phi Beta Kappa.
Expertise: Negotiation, Dispute
Resolution, Ethics, Evidence. American
Bar Association, Dispute Resolution

Professor James Nicholas, Associate Director of Environmental and Land Use Law Program, speaks at
2nd Annual UFLaw Nelson Symposium on growth management and anti-terrorist planning/design
strategies. Professor Nicholas is an international expert in land use management and helped draft
Florida's growth management legislation.

Stuart R. Cohn"
Gerald A. Sohn Scholar;
Associate Dean for
International Studies; Director,
International and Comparative
Law Certificate Program
Education: B.A., University of Illinois;
B.A., Oxford University; LL.B., Yale
University Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi.
Expertise: Corporate & Securities
Law, Jurisprudence. Publications include
Securities Counseling for New and
Developing Companies, Florida Business
Laws Annotated With Commentary.
Member, ABA Federal Regulation of
Securities Committee.

Charles W. Collier*
Professor of Law; Affiliate
Professor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., Reed College; M.A.,
M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University; J.D.,
Stanford University
Expertise: Constitutional Law,
Jurisprudence, Legal Theory. Research
Fellow, Universities of Gottingen &
Frankfurt. Fellow, Universitat Heidelberg.

Thomas F. Cotter
Professor of Law; Director,
Intellectual Property Law Program
Education: B.S. (with distinc-
tion), M.S., J.D. Magnaa cum
laude), University of
Wisconsin. Order of the Coif.
Expertise: Intellectual Property
(Domestic and International), Law and
Economics. Recipient of 1996 Ladas
Memorial Award, 1998 Teaching
Improvement Program Award.

Elizabeth Dale
Affiliate Professor of Law;
Assistant Professor, U.S. Legal
Education: B.A., DePauw
University; Ph.D., University of
Chicago; J.D., Chicago-Kent College of
Law (with honors). Chicago-Kent Law

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Expertise: U.S. Legal and Constitutional
History, Plaintiffs Civil Rights,
Employment Discrimination, Author of
The Rule of Justice: The People of Chicago
vs. Zephyr Davis and '. 1.. ... and
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Constitutional Ideal, Massachusetts Bay,

Jeffrey Davis*
Professor of Law, Gerald A. Sohn
Education: B.S., University of
California, Los Angeles; J.D.,
Loyola University, Los Angeles;
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Expertise: Contracts, Bankruptcy,
Debtor-Creditor Relations. Executive
Council, Florida Bar Business Law
Section; ABA Committee on Consumer
Financial Services.

George L. Dawson"
Professor of Law
Education: A.B., Princeton
University; J.D., University of
Expertise: Contracts, Estates
& Trusts, Payment Systems. Past
President, Law School Admission Council.
Former Associate Dean, UFLaw Academic

Patricia E. Dilley
Professor of Law
Education: B.A., Swarthmore

of Pennsylvania; J.D.,
Georgetown University;
LL.M., Boston University.
Expertise: Deferred Compensation,
Individual Income/Corporate Taxation,
International Taxation, Advanced
Employee Benefit Law, Retirement
Income Policy Former staff: U.S. House
Ways & Means Committee and Social
Security Subcommittee (Director,
Chief Counsel.)

Nancy E. Dowd
Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law
Education: B.A., University o
Connecticut; M.A., University
of Illinois; J.D., Loyola
University of Chicago. Phi
Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha
Lambda Delta.

Expertise: Constitutional Law, Family
Law, Gender & the Law Recipient,
Rockefeller Foundation Grant.

Mark A. Fenster*
Assistant Professor of Law
Education: 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 of Law; Director,
Environmental and Land Use
Law Program
Education: B.A., Princeton
University; J.D., Harvard
Expertise: Environmental Law, Property
and Administrative Law Past President,
Florida Defenders of Environment.

Michael K. Friel
Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs; Director, Graduate Tax
Program; Professor of Law
Education: B.A., J.D.,
Harvard University; LL.M.,
New York University.
Expertise: Federal Income Taxation,
Co-author of textbook Taxation of
Individual Income, of Understanding
Federal Income Taxation, and of Modern
Estate Planning Treatise.

Michael W. Gordon
Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law-
Education: B.S., LL.B. (J.D.),
University of Connecticut;
M.A., Trinity College; Dipl.
de Droit Compare,
Strasbourg; Maestria en Derecho,
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.
Expertise: Member of dispute resolution
panels for NAFTA and World Trade
Organization; author or co-author of more
than 40 books; leading authority and edu-
cator in Corporate Law, International
Business Transactions, International
Litigation and law of NAFTA.

Three Associate Deans very much involved with students on a daily
basis because of areas of responsibility and/or classroom teaching
are Gail E. Sasnett (Students / Professionalism / Community
Relations), Michael K. Friel (Academic Affairs, and Director of the
Graduate Tax Program), and J. Patrick Shannon (Administrative
Affairs and expert in disability and employment law).

Wayne Omar Hanewicz
Associate Professor of Law
Education: B.A., Amherst
College; J.D. Magnaa cum
laude), University of Wi-.i.n
Expertise: Corporate Law
and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions,
Securities and Telecommunications

Jeffrey L. Harrison"
Stephen C. O'Connell
Professor of Law
Education: B.S., M.B.A.,
Ph.D., University of Florida;
J.D., University of North
Carolina. Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa
Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon.
Expertise: Antitrust, Contracts,
Copyright. Visiting Professor, Leiden
University, The Netherlands, Pantheon-
Sorbonne and Universities of Texas and
North Carolina.

Berta Esperanza Herndndez-Truyol
Levin Mabie & Levin
Professor of Law
Education: A.B., Cornell
University; J.D. (cum laude),
Albany Law School, Union
University; LL.M., New York University.
Expertise: Widely published in law
reviews/journals on International Law,
International Human Rights, Issues of
Race, Gender and Culture in the Law
and Dispute Resolution.

Possible first-year instructor


David M. Hudson
Professor of Law; Director, LL.M.
in Comparative Law Program
Education: B.S., Wake Forest
University; J.D., Florida State
University; LL.M., University
of Florida; LL.M., University of London.
Expertise: Taxation, State and Local
Taxation, International Tax, Immigration
Law. Editorial consultant, Commerce
Clearing House's Federal Tax Service; Co-
Author, Black Letter on Federal Income
Taxation; Editor, Florida Tax Review.

Thomas R. Hurst*
Professor of Law;
Sam T. Dell Research Scholar
Education: B.A. (honors),
University of Wisconsin; J.D.
(cum laude) Harvard University.
Expertise: Author of casebooks on busi-
ness organizations and corporations,
numerous articles on Contracts, Corporate
Law, Sports Law Arbitrator, New York
Stock Exchange. Honorary Fellow, Clare
Hall University of Cambridge.

Jerold H. Israel
Ed Rood Eminent Scholar in
Trial Advocacy & Procedure
Education: B.B.A. (summa
cum laude), Western Reserve
University; LL.B., Yale University
Expertise: Co-author of most frequently
cited treatise (six volumes) on criminal
procedure, most widely adopted course-
book on criminal procedure, coursebook

on white collar crime, two student texts
on criminal procedure and student text
on white collar crime.

Michelle S. Jacobs"
Professor of Law
Education: A.B., Princeton
University; J.D., Rutgers
Expertise: Criminal Law, -
Criminal Clinic, Critical Race Theory,
Women and the Criminal Justice System.
Visiting Professor, Columbia University
and Howard University.

Robert H. Jerry II, Dean
Levin, Mabie and Levin
Professor of Law
Education: B.S. Magnaa cum
laude), Indiana State
University; J.D. (cum laude),
University of Michigan
Expertise: Insurance Law, Dispute
Resolution, Health Care Finance and
Access, Contracts. Author of treatise and
casebook, plus numerous articles, essays
and book chapters on insurance law and
health care finance

Cally Jordan
Associate Professor of Law
Education: B.A. (with distinc-
tion) Carleton University;
M.A., University of Toronto;
B.C.L., LL.B., McGill
University; D.E.A. (avec mention)
University de Paris I (Pantheon-

A reenactment of the 1873 landmark trial (Bradwell v. Illinois), which denied women access to
equal employment opportunities, was one initiative this spring of UFLaw students and faculty in
conjunction with campus-wide Human Rights and Gender Issues events.

Expertise: Corporate Finance,
International Securities and Trade,
Financial Regulatory Reforms, Corporate

Christine A. Klein*
Professor of Law
Education: B.A., Magnaa cum
laude), Middleburg College;
J.D., University of Colorado,
LL.M., Columbia University
Phi Beta Kappa.
Expertise: Natural Resources Law, Water
and Wetlands Law, Environmental and
Land Use Law, Property.

Elizabeth T. Lear*
Professor of Law
Education: B.A., University
of North Carolina; J.D.,
University I I.li... Order
of the Coif.
Expertise: Federal Sentencing
Guidelines, Federal Courts. Visiting
Professor, University of San Diego and
California Western Law School.

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
Professor of Law, UF Research
Foundation Professor
Education: 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
Expertise: Internet Law, Torts (specializ-
ing in Defamation and Invasion of
Privacy), Mass Media Law, Jurisprudence,
Professionalism. Co-Author (with
Professor Little) of torts casebook.

Joseph W. Little*
Professor of Law; Alumni
Research Scholar
Education: B.S.M.E., Duke
University; M.S.M.E.,
Worcester Polytechnic
Institute; J.D., University .- Ih..lh. ... Phi
Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.
Expertise: Local Government Law,
Workers' Compensation, Torts, U.S. &
Florida Constitutional Law Co-Author
(with Professor Lidsky) of torts case-
book. Participated in major constitution-
al challenges.

Possible first-year instructor



Lawrence Lokken
Hugh F. Culverhouse Eminent
Scholar in Taxation
Education: B.A., Augsburg
College; J.D., University of
Minnesota. Order of the Coif.
Expertise: International Taxation.
Co-Author of Federal Taxation of Income,
Estates & Gifts, and Fundamentals of
International Taxation.

Paul J. Magnarella
Professor of Anthropology;
Affiliate Professor of Law
Education: B.S., University of
Connecticut; Ph.D.
( '. ,1n., ... 1.... ), Harvard
University; J.D., University of Florida.
Expertise: Humanitarian Law, Human
Rights, International Law, Cultural
'1,11..1...1.... Researched UN Criminal
Tribunals for Rwanda and Yugoslavia,
Turkey, Africa, Middle East, Europe.

Pedro A. Malavetf
Associate Professor of Law
Education: B.B.A., Emory
University; J.D., LL.M.,
Georgetown University. Order
of the Coif.
Expertise: Comparative Law, Civil Law
Civil Procedure, Critical Race Theory,
European Union, Evidence.

Amy R. Mashburn
Professor of Law
Education: B.A., Eckerd
College; J.D., University of
Florida. Order of the Coif. f
Expertise: Civil Procedure, Professional
I ...1.1....1. i Administrative Law.

Diane H. Mazur*
UF Research Foundation
Professor of Law
Education: B.A., State
University of New York; M.S.,
Pennsylvania State University; J.D. (high
honors), University of Texas.
Expertise: Civilian/Military Relations,
Constitutional Law, Evidence,
ProfessionalI .. -1 ...i.. ..i-i i.
Corporations. Publications focus on
military service and relationship to con-
stitutional issues, citizenship,
political participation and ethics.

Professor Alyson Flournoy did her undergraduate work at Princeton and is a cum laude graduate of
Harvard Law School. She directs the Environmental and Land Use Law Program, and in 2003,
headed a major faculty committee charged with developing a strategic plan in response to the
American Bar Association accreditation process and Association of American Law Schools review.

Martin J. McMahon Jr.
Clarence J. TeSelle
Professor of Law
Education: B.A., Rutgers
College; J.D., Boston College;
LL.M., Boston University.
Expertise: Individual Income Taxation,
Corporate Taxation, Partnership
Taxation and Tax Policy Published more
than 20 articles and co-authored four
casebooks on Taxation. Frequent speaker
at tax institutes; former Professor-In-
Residence, IRS Office of Chief Counsel.

C. Douglas Miller*
Professor of Law; Director,
Center for Estate and Elder
Law Planning, Estates and
Trusts Practice Certificate
Education: B.S. (with distinction), J.D.,
University of Kansas; LL.M. in Taxation,
Harry J. Rudick Memorial Award, New
York University.
Expertise: Federal Taxation, Estates &
Trusts, Estate Planning. Served on Florida
Bar Certification Committee, Real Estate,
Probate & Trust Law Section, and
Executive Committees, Taxation &
General Practice Sections.

Jon L. Mills
Dean Emeritus; Director,
Center for Governmental
Education: B.A., Stetson
University; J.D. (with honors), University
of Florida; Honorary Doctor of Laws,
Stetson; Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi.
Expertise: Florida Constitutional Law,
International Trade, Environmental

Law, Legislative Drafting. Former
Speaker, Florida House of
Representatives; enacted key legislative
programs for children, environment
and international trade; founded UF
Center for Governmental

Robert C. L. Moffat
Professor of Law; Affiliate
Professor of Philosophy
Education: B.A., M.A.,
LL.B.,Southern Methodist
University; LL.M., University of
Sydney Australia.
Expertise: Jurisprudence, Criminal Law,
Law & Morality Public Policy President,
American Section, International
Association for Philosophy of Law &
Social Philosophy; American Editor,
Archives for Philosophy of Law & Social

Winston P. Nagan
Professor of Law; Sam T. Dell
Research Scholar; Affiliate
Professor of Anthropology
Education: B.A., University of South
Africa; B.A., M.A., Oxford University;
LL.M., M.C.L., Duke University; J.S.D.,
Yale University.
Expertise: Conflict of Laws, International
Law, Human Rights, Jurisprudence.
Former Board Chairman, Amnesty
International USA; Reporter, Florida
Supreme Court Commission on
Matrimonial Law, Family Property

Possible first-year instructor


Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law Martin J.
McMahon Jr. is one of the foremost tax educators in
the nation. He is widely published, serves as a
frequent invited speaker at tax institutes, and is former
professor-in-residence to the IRS Office of Chief

James C. Nicholas
Professor, Urban & Regional
Planning; Affiliate Professor of
Law; Associate Director,
Environmental and Land Use Law l
Education: B.B.A., M.A., University of
Miami; Ph.D., University
of Illinois. Omicron Delta Epsilon.
Expertise: International expert in natural
resource and land use management;
numerous publications on development
impact fees. Consultant to local/national
governments, helped draft Florida's growth
management legislation.

Lars Noah*
Professor of Law: UF Research
Foundation Professor
Education: A.B. Magnaa cum
laude), J.D. Magnaa cum
laude), Harvard University.
Expertise: Medical Technology, Products
Liability, Torts, Medical Malpractice,
Administrative Law.

Kenneth B. Nunn"
Professor of Law
Education: A.B., Stanford
University; J.D., University of
California, Berkeley.

Expertise: Criminal Law & Procedure,
Race & Race Relations, Civil Rights,
Public Interest Law, Critical Race Theory,
Sociology of Law

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

William H. Page*
Associate Dean of Faculty
Development; Marshall M.
Criser Eminent Scholar Chair
in Electronic Communications
and Administrative Law
Education: B.A. (cum laude), Tulane
University; J.D. (summa cum laude),
University of New Mexico; LL.M.,
University of Chicago.
Expertise: Influential writer on
Antitrust Law with recent focus on
Microsoft litigation. Articles and com-
mentary in 20-plus journals and books.
Named among most prolific law profes-
sors in most-cited law reviews.

Juan F. Perea*
Cone Wagner Nugent
Johnson Hazouri & Roth
Professor of Law
Education: B.A. Magnaa cum
laude), University of Maryland; J.D.
Magnaa cum laude), Boston College. Phi
Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Order of the
Expertise: Race and Race Relations,
Social Construction of Race and History,
Constitutional Law, Employment Law,
Employment Discrimination.

Don C. Peters*
Professor of Law; Director,
Institute for Dispute Resolution;
Trustee Research Fellow
Education: B.A. (high honors),
University of Northern Iowa; J.D.,
University of Iowa. Order of the Coif.
Expertise: Mediation, Negotiation,
Counseling, Civil Procedure/Litigation.
Certified Family, County and Circuit

Mediator; former Reginald Heber Smith
Community Law Fellow; Legal Services
of Greater Miami Inc.

Christopher Peterson
Assistant Professor of Law
Education: B.A. (cum laude),
B.S. (cum laude), J.D.,
University of Utah, Order of
the Coif
Expertise: Consumer Credit, Consumer
Law, Sales & Secure Transaction,

Mary Kathleen Price
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor
of Law; Director, Legal
Information Center
Education: B.A. (with honors),
University of Florida; M.S.,
Florida State University; J.D. (with
honors), University of Illinois. Order of
the Coif, Beta Phi Mu.
Expertise: Biomedical Ethics, Criminal
Law, Torts, Legal Research & Writing.

David M. Richardson
Professor of Law
Education: B.S., Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute; LL.B.,
Columbia University; LL.M.,
New York University.
Expertise: Taxation. Former Graduate
Tax Program Director; Chairman of
Florida Bar Tax Certification Committee
and Tax Section; Fellow, American
College of Tax Counsel; former partner
in leading law firms in Miami, New York
and Washington, D.C.

Sharon E. Rush*
Irving Cypen Professor of Law
Education: B.A., J.D., Cornell
University, Phi Kappa Phi.
Expertise: Constitutional
Law, Civil Procedure, Federal
Courts, Fourteenth Amendment, Race
Relations. Co-founder, UF Center for the
Study of Race and Race Relations; mem-
ber, Association of American Law
Schools Sections on Women, Minorities
and Constitutional Law. Author of book
and papers on racial issues.

Possible first-year instructor



Katheryn Russell-Brown*
Professor of Law; Director,
Center for Study of Race and
Race Relations
Education: B.A., University
of California, Berkeley; J.D.,
University of California, Hastings; Ph.D.,
University of Maryland.
Expertise: Criminology & Criminal
Justice, Racial Profiling, Affirmative

Sherrie Lynne Russell-Brown*
Assistant Professor of Law
Education: B.A., Pomona
College; J.D., LL.M.,
Columbia University.
Expertise: International
Human Rights Law, Torts.

Valerie A. Sanchez+
Assistant Professor of Law; Associate
Director, Institute for Dispute Resolution
Education: A.B. Magnaa cum laude),
Harvard-Radcliffe College; J.D. (cum
laude), Harvard Law School. Research
Scholar, Lecturer on Law, Phi Beta
Kappa, Selden Society.
Expertise: Alternative Dispute
Resolution, Labor Law, Property Law,
Family Law and Legal History.
Co-author of book on Constitutional
rights of disabled.

Michael L. Seigel+
Professor of Law
Education: A.B. Magnaa cum
laude), Princeton University;
J.D. Magnaa cum laude),
Harvard University. Editor,
Harvard Law Review.
Expertise: Evidence, Criminal Law and
White Collar Crime. Former First
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District
of Florida; Special Attorney, U.S.
Department of Justice; Organized Crime
& Racketeering Section, Philadelphia
Strike Force.

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor
of Law; Affiliate Professor of
Psychiatry; Adjunct Professor,
University of South Florida
Mental Health Institute
Education: A.B., Princeton University;
J.D., LL.M., University of Virginia.
Expertise: Author of more than 50
books, articles and chapters on
Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and
Mental Health Law Past Chair,
Association of American Law Schools
sections of Criminal Justice and Mental
Disability and Law.

Mark A. Thurmon
Assistant Professor of Law
Education: B.S. (summa cum
laude), Louisiana State
University; J.D. (high honors),
Duke University. Order of the

Expertise: Author, speaker and educator
in Intellectual Property, Trademark Law,
Internet Intellectual Property and related

Mary Poe Twitchell*
Professor of Law
Education: B.A., Hollins
College; M.A.,University of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill;
J.D., University of Florida;
LL.M., Yale Law School. Order of the Coif.
Expertise: Civil Procedure, Federal
Practice. Former Chair, Association of
American Law Schools Section on Civil
Procedure. Visiting Professor, University
.1 I..I-h . .

Among noted international scholars who are possible first-year instructors is Chesterfield Smith
Professor of Law Fletcher N. Baldwin Jr., who earned degrees from the universities of Illinois and Yale.
He directs UF's Center for International Financial Crimes Studies, lectures at the University of London's
Society for Advanced Legal Studies and teaches UFLaw classes such as this one on Constitutional Law.

Possible first-year instructor


Walter 0. Weyrauch*
Distinguished Professor of Law,
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
Education: Musterschule,
German Gymnasium,
Frankfurt, Germany, Abitur;
Universities of Freiburg & 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.
Expertise: Business Organizations,
Comparative Law, Family Law, Legal
Counseling. Fulbright and Rockefeller

Steven J. Willis+
Professor of Law
Education: B.S., J.D.,
Louisiana State University;
LL.M., New York University.
Order of the Coif.
Expertise: Taxation. Author of numer-
ous articles on Taxation. Certified Public

Accountant. Former Managing Editor,
Tax Law Review. Visiting Professor, Leiden
University, Netherlands.

Michael Allan Wolf*
Richard E. Nelson Chair in
Local Government Law
Education: B.A., Emory
University; J.D., Georgetown
University; A.M., Ph.D.,

Expertise: Widely published in Family,
Children's and Constitutional Law; for-
mer clerk to Justice Sandra Day
O'Connor; Member, Executive Council,
International Society of Family Law;
Past President, Association of
American Law Schools Section on
Family and Juvenile Law Comments
Editor, Columbia Law Review.

Harvard University Danaya C. Wright"
Expertise: Land Use Planning, Associate Professor of Law
Environmental Law and Policy, Property, Education: B.A., Cornell
American Legal History University; M.A., University
of Arizona; J.D. (cum laude),
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse" Cornell University; Ph.D.
David H. Levin Chair in Family (Political Science), Johns Hopkins
Law; Director, Center on University
Children and the Law; Expertise: Property, Estates & Trusts,
Co-Director, Institute for Child Legal History, Jurisprudence, Railroad
and Adolescent Research and and Trail Law Former visiting and
Evaluation adjunct faculty, Arizona State
Education: B.S., Regents College of the University and Indiana University at
University of the State of New York; Indianapolis.
J.D., Columbia University (Berger
Prize, Stone Scholar).


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Other Teaching Faculty


Iris A. Burke
Legal Skills Professor
B.A., Brooklyn College;
J.D., Brooklyn Law School

Alison Eckles Gerencser
Associate Director, Institute for Dispute
Resolution; Legal Skills Professor
B.A., Purdue University;
M.A., J.D., University of Florida

Jeffrey T. Grater
Legal Skills Professor
B.A., J.D., University of Florida

Peggy F. Schrieber
Legal Skills Professor
B.A., J.D., University of Florida

Monique Haughton Worrell
Legal Skills Professor
B.A., St. Johns University;
J.D., University of Florida

Claudia Wright
Director, Gator TeamChild;
Legal Skills Associate Professor
B.A., J.D., University of Florida


Jennifer Zedalis
Legal Skills Professor; Director, Trial Practice
B.A., Duke University Magnaa cum laude);
J.D., University of Florida


Henry T. Wihnyk
Director, Legal Research & Writing,
and Appellate Advocacy
B.A., Florida Atlantic University;
J.D. Nova University; LL.M., Columbia

Joseph S. Jackson
Legal Skills Professor
A.B., Princeton University;
J.D., University of Florida

Leanne J. Pflaum
Assistant Director, Legal Skills Professor
B.D., University of Florida;
J.D., Florida State University

Teresa J. Rambo
Assistant Director, Legal Skills Professor
B.A., University of Florida;
J.D., University of Santa Clara

Betsy L. Ruff
Assistant Director, Legal Skills Professor
B.A., J.D., University of Florida

Patricia A. Thomson
Assistant Director, Legal Skills Professor
B.A., Hollins College;
J.D., University of Florida

Diane A. Tomlinson
Legal Skills Professor
B.S.B.A., J.D., University of Florida

Legal bKIIIS I-roTessor leresa lamDo len),
who teaches Appellate Advocacy, honors Jennifer
Biewend (3L) with a book award for academic
excellence. Thanks to alumni support, top
students in more than 30 courses are honored.


Anne Rutledge
Director; 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

Gaylin G. Soponis
Legal Skills Professor
A.B., Mount Holyoke College;
J.D., George Washington University

Margaret Temple-Smith
Legal Skills Professor
B.A., J.D., Wake Forest University



Jon L. Mills
Director of Center for Governmental
Responsibility; Dean Emeritus
B.A., Stetson University;
J.D., University of Florida

Thomas T. Ankersen
Director, Conservation Clinic,
Costa Rica Law Program;
Legal Skills Professor
B.A., M.A., University of South Florida;
J.D., University of Florida

Joan D. Flocks
Director, Social Policy Division
B.S., M.A., J.D., University of Florida

Ewa Gmurzynska
Director, Center for American Law Studies
at Warsaw University; Staff Attorney
J.D., M.B.A., Warsaw University;
LL.M., University of Florida

Richard Hamann
Associate in Law Research
B.A., J.D., University of Florida

Clifford A. Jones
Visiting Lecturer
B.A., Southern Illinois University; J.D.,
University of Oklahoma; M.Phil., Ph.D.,
University of Cambridge

Timothy E. McLendon
Staff Attorney
A.B., Duke University;
J.D., University of Florida

Barbara Noah
Research Associate, Health Law & Policy;
Associate Director, Center on Children
and the Law
B.A. Union College; J.D.,
Harvard Law School

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Steve Powell
Director, International
Trade Law Program
B.A., J.D., University of Florida

Jeff Wade
Director, Environmental Division
B.A., University of Alabama;
M.Ed., J.D., University of Florida

Adjuncts Offer Valuable Services, Expertise

Each term, leading practitioners from multiple legal
fields many of them UFLaw graduates are chosen
to teach select courses.
In addition to noted lawyers from around the state
and Southeast, Adjunct Faculty may include current
county, state and federal judges; senior attorneys
representing various State agencies and departments;
professors from other University of Florida schools

(such as Warrington College of Business
Administration); former advisors / counselors to
U.S. Presidents; outstanding public service and
corporate attorneys; and former justices / chief
justices of the Florida Supreme Court.
Their views on and experience in practical aspects
of the law are rated highly helpful and informational
by students' evaluations.

High Court Externs
Gain Experience
Center for Governmental
Responsibility Staff Attorney
Tim McLendon (left) supervises
UFLaw's State Supreme Court
Externship Program.
Kevin Hayes, Stephanie
Marusak, Levi Rifler, Tony
Haber and Rafael Ribeiro
gained practical experience in
summer 2003.



Help Ensure Post-Graduation Jobs

UFLaw's diverse and well-
qualified student body is
recognized by U.S. News & World
Report (naming Levin College of
Law as the 11th most diverse
public law school in the U.S.),
and Hispanic Business News ranked
the law school third among its
"Top 10 Law Schools for Hispanic

Employment rates for UFLaw
students within six-nine months of
graduation are at or above 95"0.

More than 200 employers visit
the campus annually to recruit
for summer and permanent
positions, and students have the More than 200 employers visit the law school each year for on-campus interviews. The Center
opportunity to interview at 17 for Career Services offers individual counseling, online job posting and other activities to help
national job fairs. UFLaw students and graduates find employment and fulfilling careers.

* On the last 16 Florida Bar
Examinations, UFLaw students'
passing percentage average was
the highest of the eight schools in
the state. UFLaw also tops non-
Florida schools' first-time takers
every exam.

* UFLaw's unique Alumni Mentor
Program, first in the state and one
of the few in the country, matches
more than 300 attorneys one-on-
one to advise and counsel
students on the legal profession
and practice specialities.

* Through academic achievement,
writing skills and/or open
competitions, students qualify to
participate (and earn credit and
experience) in such activities as
Florida law Review, three other
student-directed journals, Justice
Campbell Thornal Moot Court
Team, Trial Competition Team and
International Commercial
Arbitration Moot.

Career Services
Levin College of Law's Center for
Career Services offers personalized
assistance to all students, whether
they are interested in pursuing oppor-
tunities in private practice, judicial
clerkships, business and industry,
public interest, government agencies
or non-traditional areas.
Experienced counselors help stu-
dents define career goals based on
skills, interests, location preferences
and lifestyle considerations, with an
eye toward helping them understand
which could provide long-term
career satisfaction.
The center helps students develop
plans to participate in and gain
experience through co- and extracur-
ricular activities, pro bono work,
externships, summer employment
and networking helping students
improve their marketability and
secure meaningful and satisfying
employment upon graduation. The
key is to start early; students should
visit the Center for Career Services at
the end of the first semester.

Career Services also coordinates
recruitment activities between stu-
dents and employers, and provides
individual counseling, workshops,
seminars and career resources.
Personnel and resources also are
available for assistance to alumni.
On-campus interviewing, which
brings more than 200 employers to
campus each year, is one of many serv-
ices and resources. Others include:
* Assistance with and workshops
on career development, job search
strategies, interviewing and resume
* Programs/panels featuring
attorneys, judges and recruitment
* Resume and cover letter review
* Coordination of student
participation in career fairs
* Library of employer directories,
job search aids and career
exploration materials
* Videotaped mock interviews



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The Center's Web site, www.law.ufl.edu/careerl, also offers:
* Online registration to view job listings and/or coordinating interviews with
employers, with 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week access to online resources
(Martindale-Hubbell, National Association for Law Placement's Employer Directory,
The Florida Bar, Public Service Law Network Worldwide).

* Extensive links to career-related websites and downloadable career development aids

* Access to information on career programming, late breaking job opportunities and
on-campus interviews

Partners with Alumni
Students benefit in a number of ways from the law school's strong alumni
network. The Alumni Mentor Program matches students and practitioners
based on a variety of factors (geographic preference, practice areas and
organizational memberships). Often students remain connected to their
mentor long after graduating from UE
The 1L Shadow Program, currently in its third year, lets first-year law
students "shadow" attorneys allowing students to observe daily lawyer and law
firm routines.

Pro Bono Project
Representing in court the best interests of an abused child, educating a family in
need about its legal rights, helping teenagers realize consequences of crime...just a
few ways UFLaw students acquire hands-on experience while giving back to the
community. The Pro Bono Project facilitates placement of students, (any time after
their second semester) with a variety of organizations. Interests of student volun-
teers are matched with organizations in need of assistance in researching legal
issues, interviewing clients, drafting legal documents and even testifying in court.


Categories Locations
(Preliminary/approximate) (Preliminary/approximate)
Private Practice 55% Southeast' 94%
Government 25% Remainder of Country 6%
Judicial Clerkships 6% Median Starting Salaries
Corporate Legal 5%
Law Firms $65,000
Public Interest 3%
Judicial Clerkships $42,750
Other 6%
Government $36,500

*Reflects employment within six months of graduation of December 2001 and May/July 2002 graduates
(based on 351 responses of 400 graduates); 'Southeast includes FL, GA, AL, NC and SC.


Brian Mencher (inset), working in conjunction with
the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society, hosted the law

school's first Music Law Conference in 2002. This two-day event
showcased local musicians in venues throughout the city and
emphasized legal issues confronting artists.

Asian and Pacific American Law
AStudent Association (APALSA)
hosts an annual Chinese New
cYear celebration, which includes
traditionall festivities, foods for
". ....n ethe UFLaw community.

"Representatives of UFLaws more than 30 organizations encourage students to
learn about and join one or more of the groups most of which focus on
charitable objectives as well as social and law-related activities.


"As organizing president of the Law School
Republicans, and chairman of a grassroots
campus organization 'Gators for JEB'
(Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left), I discovered
opportunities in a political arena that may
not otherwise have been available. My
UFLaw experiences are helping prepare
me for a great career and related
Travis Horn 3L
Chairman, Alachua County
Republic Executive Committee

Co-Curricular Organizations
UFLaw students make a positive difference on campus and in the community.
They establish and participate in a variety of law school organizations, while
developing valuable skills that serve them well after graduation. Participation is
based on academic achievement, writing skills and/or open competitions.
Students can earn credit and gain experience through:
FloridaJournal of International Law
publishes scholarly works with global perspectives by students, professors and
practitioners on public and private international law topics once per year.
Florida Law Review
includes articles by legal scholars expert in various areas, and works by stu-
dents. Published up to five times a year.
Journal of Law & Public Policy
is a bi-annual, interdisciplinary University of Florida graduate student publica-
tion devoted to public policy implications of legal issues. Its members include
law, joint-degree and other UF graduate students.
Journal of Technology Law and Policy,
a student-edited journal (also online), publishes articles that focus on legal and
policy aspects of various technology issues.
SJustice Campbell Thomal Moot Court Team
is named in honor of the late Florida Supreme Court justice and devoted
alumnus. It participates in intramural, state and national appellate competitions
sponsored by organizations and law firms.
Trial Team
competes in intramural state, regional and national competitions sponsored by
individuals, groups and law firms.



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Student Affairs
Throughout their law studies, students are provided compre-
hensive services through the Office of Student Affairs.
Assistance with financial aid, registration, academic and educa-
tional counseling and career planning is available.
Students have access to tutoring, individual counseling
and workshops on preparing for exams, time and stress man-
agement, communication skills and personalized study meth-
ods. Among ways in which College of Law administrators
help equip students for successful law study is a three-day
orientation program before first-semester classes begin.
"Introduction to the Profession" introduces students to legal educa-
tion, basic legal structures, roles and responsibilities of lawyers, and to
law school and University of Florida resources. In addition, each new
student is assigned to a Small Group Peer Advisor for the first weeks of
school. (visit www.law.ufl.edu/leadership)
Florida law students inherit a distinguished legacy of alumni lead-
ership in the Bar, judiciary, state and federal legislatures, public service,
business and education. No other law school has produced as many
presidents of the American Bar Association in the past four decades. In
Florida, approximately one-fourth of all practicing lawyers are UFLaw
With approximately 17 candidates applying per available seat for
Fall 2003, the Levin College of Law maintains a diverse and well-
qualified student body. Students come from throughout Florida, the
United States and many foreign countries, from all social and economic
sectors, and with a wide array of experience and interests. The median
LSAT score and undergraduate grade point average of a traditional fall
class are approximately 157 and 3.57 (4.00 scale) respectively; and
approximately 155 and 3.37 for a spring entering class.
The student body numbers approximately 1,200 full-time J.D. students,
about 60 enrolled in the Graduate Tax Program, and up to 20 foreign
lawyers in the LL.M. in Comparative Law Program.

Going into its fourth year of operation,
UFLaw's innovative 1L Shadow Program
places first-year law students, such as these
2003 participants, with leading attorneys
across the state to gain valuable exposure
to daily law firm environments. New
Shadow opportunities also will allow
students to work with judicial hearing
officers or participate in roundtables with
federal judges. This unique Shadow project
is one of many practical experiences
UFLaws Career Services offers students
during each phase of their Levin College of
Law education.




1. Atlanta
2. Washington, D.C.
3. New York
4. San Francisco
5. Seattle

6. Chicago
7. Denver
8. Nashville
9. Southern California
10. Charlotte, N.C.


UFLaw attracts students and faculty from diverse backgrounds, resulting in multiple cultural activities
and organizations. U.S. News & World Report ranks UF as the most diverse public law school in
the Southeastern U.S. and 11th in the U.S.

College Strives for Diversity
Among statistics of which it is most
proud, the Levin College of Law is
acknowledged among the country's
most racially diverse by U.S. News &
World Report of the more than 170
American Bar Association-accredited
Among top-tier public law schools in
the Southeast, UF is ranked first and
11th in the U.S.
Approximately 25 percent of UFLaw's
1,200 students are minorities (African-
American, Hispanic, Asian), and total
enrollment is 50 percent female.
Diversity of the law school's faculty
and staff, the curriculum and related
academic offerings is emphasized
throughout this publication.
Another indicator of diversity is an
analysis of representative colleges and
universities attended by UFLaw stu-
dents in recent entering classes (listing

Among Universities, Colleges of Recent UFLaw Enrollees

Colorado State, Cornell, Duke,
Emory, George Washington,
Georgetown, Grambling State,
Harvard, Indiana (Pennsylvania),
Inter American of San German,
Kent State, Louisiana State,
Oxford, Northwestern, Oglethorpe,
Notre Dame, Princeton, Rutgers,
Santa Clara, Southwest Missouri
State, State University of New York,
Texas Tech, Wales (United
Kingdom), Alabama, Bucharest
(Romania), California (Berkeley
and Irvine), Chicago, Connecticut,

Georgia, Houston, Ibadala
(Nigeria), Michigan, Minnesota,
Mississippi, New Mexico, North
Carolina, Notre Dame,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina,
Southern Mississippi, Texas, Utah,
Vermont, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin

Hampden-Sydney, Smith,
The Citadel, U.S. Coast Guard
Academy, U.S. Military Academy,
U.S. Naval Academy, Wellesley,
Wheaton, Wofford,
York (Pennsylvania)

Florida Colleges & Universities
Barry University, Bethune-
Cookman, Flagler College,
Jacksonville University, Rollins
College, Florida A&M, Florida
Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast,
Florida International, Florida
Southern, Florida State, Stetson,
Central Florida, Miami,
North Florida, South Florida,
West Florida

Note: The law school provides students with disabilities, who can perform all essential functions of the law program, with reasonable
accommodations. Students should first contact the University of Florida Assistant Dean for Disability Services at 352.392.1261, or
through the Florida Relay Service at 1.800.955.8771 (TDD).





* Average age of entering UFLaw
students is 25, average LSAT score
159, GPA range of 3.3 to 3.7, and
acceptance rate is about 18

* More than 50 Book Awards in 33
J.D. courses are made Fall and/or
Spring, to honor and recognize
outstanding student scholars in
each course. The program is made
possible by support of alumni and
leading law firms.

* Over the last five years (1999-
2003), more than 11,000
applicants have applied for Fall
admission to the Levin College of
Law. Those admitted and enrolling
in that time period were 1,012.

* In two consecutive years,
interested students set new UFLaw
application records -2,558
applied for Fall 2002, and 3,356
for Fall 2003.

* For more than 40 years, UFLaw has
had dual annual enrollments Fall
(August) and Spring (January).
Spring admissions are being phased
out, with the last one to be in 2006
when enrollment will be
approximately 100 (selected from
the Fall 2005 pool).

* Tuitions for Florida and non-Florida
residents are expected to be
increased in 2004 and 2005 for
the Levin College of Law, in line
with similar increases at most of
the state's 11 institutions of higher

* UFLaw's total current enrollment of
approximately 1,200 students is
second only to the University of
Texas (approximately 1,470) in
U.S. News & World Report's listing of
top-tier public U.S. law schools.

Fees and Expenses
Semester credit hour fee for 2003-04 is approximately $230 for Florida
residents and $823 for non-Florida residents, as defined in the UF
Undergraduate Catalog. Though expenses vary, UFLaw students can antici-
pate costs in addition to tuition of about $10,800* per year, as follows:

Books/Supplies $790
Clothing/Maintenance $730
Computer (required for all entering students) $920
Food $2,200
Personal/Insurance $1,010
Room $4,820
Transportation $310
*$100 orientation fee for entering students

Director of Financial Aid Carol Huber assists students with scholarships, financial concerns.

Financial Aid
Aid is available through federal and institutional sources, including more
than 120 scholarships administered by the Levin College of Law. As an
entering first-year student, you may qualify for a scholarship based upon
merit or merit/need as determined by the 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). You also may qualify for a private loan based upon your credit.
Transfer students are eligible for federal aid, but not for law school aid until
they have been evaluated at UFLaw for at least one semester.

Thomas E. Brennan's Judging the Law Schools.


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


These scholarships are awarded to both fall and
spring entrants. Awards for entering students are based
on undergraduate grade point average and LSAT score,
obtained from the admissions application. Recipients and
alternates are notified by letter.
Fall scholarship decisions are made starting in
January and completed by April.
Spring decisions are made starting in July and
completed by August.

To qualify for merit/need based awards, an applicant
must show high achievement and have the electronic
FAFSA results on file with the law school by April 1 for
fall entrants and July 1 for spring entrants to be consid-
ered. An additional application is required.

Scholarships for Advanced Students
Advanced students can apply for these scholarships
after completion of their first year at Levin College of
Law. Students will be notified when scholarship applica-
tions are available.

Luz Borges (3L), recipient of the Puerto
Rican Legal Defense and Education
Fund Fellowship, works as a paralegal,
intern and pro bono volunteer at
various public defender offices.

Two types of loans are available to students, Federal
Stafford Loans and Private Loans.

Of the loans available through the Federal Direct
Student Loan Program (FDSLP), law students are eligible
to apply for both Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford
Loans and Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans.
All students applying for federal aid must complete
a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or
a yearly Renewal Application. Completion of this
process qualifies the student for consideration in feder-
al loan and employment programs. Apply electronical-
ly using "FAFSA on the Web" at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Paper applications are available from Levin College of
Law Financial Aid Office, PO. Box 117621,
Gainesville, FL 32611-7621. Phone 352.392.0421.
The application period begins January 1. Application
results should be received electronically from the Federal
processor (no photocopies) no later than March 15.
Students must be attending at least half-time to
qualify for federal loans. Students may qualify for up to
$8,500 in subsidized and $10,000 in unsubsidized funds
for a total of $18,500 each academic year.

Private loans are credit-based. You may borrow up to
the cost of attendance minus other financial aid you are
receiving. The interest rate and/or guarantee fee varies
according to the lender.



Ensuring Outstanding UFLaw Classes

Preparation For Law
In view of the all-encompassing nature of the law, the
best pre-law program is a diversified course of study.
Beginning law students are expected 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, 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 from Law Services dur-
ing registration for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT),
through most college book stores, and as part of the LSACD
on the Web, LSACD-ROM for Windows application options
or at www.lsac.org.

Admissions Policy
The admissions policy of the University of Florida Levin
College of Law furthers the mission of the college: excel-
lence in educating professionals, advancing legal scholar-
ship, serving the public, and fostering justice.
The College of Law has a responsibility as a state institu-
tion 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 student body composed
of people with different backgrounds who contribute a vari-
ety of viewpoints to enrich the educational experience. This
diversity is important because lawyers must be prepared to
analyze and interpret the law, understand and appreciate
competing arguments, represent diverse clients and con-
stituencies in many different forums, and develop policies
affecting a broad range of people.

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dents who, collectively, bring to its educational program a
wide range of backgrounds, experiences, interests and per-
spectives. 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 private capacities.
Through its admissions process, the college seeks to
admit and enroll students 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 pre-
dictors of academic success (undergraduate grade point
average and LSAT scores). Numbers alone, however, are
not dispositive. The college considers all information sub-
mitted by applicants. Factors such as the difficulty of
prior academic programs, academic honors, letters of
evaluation from instructors, or graduate training may
provide additional information about academic prepara-
tion and potential. In some cases, demonstrated interest,
prior training, or a variety of experiences may indicate
that an applicant is particularly well suited to take advan-
tage of specialized educational opportunities.
Information about work experience, leadership, com-
munity service, overcoming prior disadvantages or com-
mitment to serve those for whom legal services have been
unavailable or difficult to obtain may show that an appli-
cant is in a unique position to add diversity to the law
school community or to make significant contributions to
the practice of law.
Selection Methods
The college uses two selection methods to enroll approxi-
mately 200 students each August and January (see bullet
p. 37). Because of the large number of applicants for admis-
sion, many applicants cannot be accommodated.
No more than 50 percent of each entering class is
admitted based on LSAT scores and undergraduate grade
point averages, in the absence of disciplinary problems.
An applicant's multiple LSAT scores are averaged and the
UGPA of only the first bachelor's degree earned is consid-
ered. The remaining 50 percent of each class is selected
by the college's Admissions Committee, which evaluates
academic credentials and considers discretionary criteria
described in the Admissions Policy. State University
System policy states that non-Florida residents may be
enrolled in numbers not to exceed 10 percent of the total
system-wide enrollment.



The Admissions Committee exercises reasonable discre-
tion in applying the Admissions Policy to the candidate's
standing. Consistent application of the policy, as well as
active recruitment of candidates, has produced a diverse
student body.

Ineligibility for Admission
Applicants who have received a law degree, or bache-
lor's degree combined with a law program, from a U.S.
institution, are not eligible for admission to the Levin
College of Law. Credit is not given for correspondence
courses or other work not done in residence at an ABA-
accredited law school.

Previous Law Students
Applicants who have attended another law school must
submit a written statement concerning their attendance, a
complete transcript, and a statement from their dean indi-
cating class rank and certifying that they are in good
standing and eligible to return to the institution as a con-
tinuing student. Those not in good standing nor eligible
to return as a continuing student are not eligible to
apply to the UF College of Law. (Transfer students,
see #12)

Admissions Procedures

1. Applicants must take the Law School Admission Test
(LSAT) and, if applicable, Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL). (Applicants whose native language
is not English must take the TOEFL.)

The LSAT is administered four times a year by Law
Services 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.
Applicants for spring entry must take the LSAT no later
than February. The June administration of the LSAT is
not used in making spring admissions decisions. LSAT
scores are valid for up to five years. In the absence of doc-
umentation that a candidate was ill, or that some other
unusual condition occurred during one of the tests, multi-
ple LSAT scores are averaged. Information concerning the
LSAT and LSDAS is contained in the LSAT/LSDAS
Registration and Information Book, available at most col-
leges or by writing Law Services, Box 2000, 661 Penn
Street, Newtown, PA 18940-0998, Phone 215.968.1001, or
on the Web, www.lsac.org.

2. Register with Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS)

Applicants are required to register with the LSDAS.
Registration is valid for five (5) years from the date the
LSAT/LSDAS registration form is processed. Applicants must
ensure that undergraduate transcripts from each college, uni-
versity or high school dual enrollment program attended are
on file at LSDAS, and that the LSDAS Law School Report is
received by the UF College of Law. (Do not send transcripts
to the college.)
Foreign-educated applicants should consult the 2003-2004
LSAT/LSDAS Registration & Information Book for instruc-
tions regarding LSDAS registration. Applicants who do not
have a baccalaureate degree from an institution in the United
States, Puerto Rico or Canada must register with an interna-
tional credentials evaluation service that is a member of the
National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services



(NACES/www.naces.org) to establish degree equivalency and
provide a course listing with grades. Along with the LSAT
score from LSDAS, this evaluation must be received by the file
completion deadline (see #6).
Normally, if the LSDAS file is complete, an LSDAS Law
School Report will arrive at the college two to three weeks
after the date on the law school application acknowledg-
ment postcard.
To update the LSDAS Law School Report, applicants
should send an updated transcript to LSDAS (see pg. 20 of
the 2003-2004 LSAT/LSDAS Registration and Information
Book). All LSDAS updates must be received by the deadline
for completion of the applicant's file. LSDAS requires two
weeks to process record updates. Note: The UF College of
Law does not process applications for LSAT and LSDAS Fee
Waivers. For information on that separate application
process and filing deadlines, see the 2003-2004 LSAT/
LSDAS Registration and Information Book.

3. Complete Admissions Forms

Carefully remove and read the forms in the back of this
Prospectus before writing on them. The forms include:
Application (three pages), Information Card, Cover Letter
for Evaluation of Applicant, and Self-Addressed, Stamped
Postcards. The college notifies applicants upon receipt of
the application. Do not include writing samples, pictures,
CDs, audio cassettes or videotapes, etc. as part of the appli-
cation. Candidates are required to keep a copy of their
application for their personal records.
The college participates in the Misconduct and
Irregularities Procedures set forth by LSAC. For informa-
tion on that policy, see the 2003-2004 LSAT/LSDAS
Registration and Information Book. Failure to accurately
disclose information may result in the candidate being
cited for misconduct in the admissions process.

*Profiles for Typical Enrolled Entering Classes

75th Percentile UGPA
Median UGPA
25th Percentile UGPA
75th Percentile LSAT
Median LSAT
25th Percentile LSAT

Spring '02

Fall '02

159 162
154 159

* Not selection criteria

4. Alternative Application Methods

In lieu of using the method described above, applicants
can choose two other methods to complete the application

A) Computerized Applications Through the Law School
Admission Council

The UF College of Law accepts printed applications pre-
pared using the Law School Admission Council's LSACD-
ROM for Windows, or LSACD on the Web. Both options
allow you to use your computer to efficiently fill out your
application. For the LSACD-ROM for Windows, applicants
can print a completed application and send it directly to the
UF College of Law at the address indicated, or use the
LSACD on the Web to electronically transmit their law
school application to LSAC. LSAC will then send the appli-
cation to the college. Applications submitted to LSAC for
electronic transmission to the law school will be considered
postmarked on the day they are electronically submitted to
LSAC. Note that formal processing of the electronic appli-
cation will not proceed until the SIGNED "Certification
Letter" provided within the electronic process. UF Office
of the Registrar Law Admissions Datasheet/Residency
Classification Form and $30 application fee have been
received by the UF College of Law and the UF Office of
the Registrar. For either method, applicants are required to
print out a copy of the completed application for their per-
sonal files.

CAUTION: Applicants using the LSACD-ROMfor Windows
or LSACD on the Web are responsible for all information
presented under "Admissions" on the UF College of Law
Web site: www.law.ufl.edu. Applicants should read all sec-
tions carefully, and are strongly encouraged to print the
Admissions pages.


B) Levin College of Law Web Site Application: Applicants
who use this process must:

Print and complete, and sign the three-page Application
and information card, UF Office of the Registrar Law
Admissions Datasheet/Residency Classification Form.
They should mail signed copies of the application mate-
rials to the college and keep one copy for their

Tours of law school facilities for prospective students
can be provided on a daily basis Monday-Friday when
classes are in session. (They are not available during
holidays or term breaks.) Members of the law school's
Student Recruitment Team (SRT) provide the 30-45
minute walking tours. For additional information and
reservation, contact the SRT at the Admissions Office

The Student Recruitment Team (SRT) will answer most
questions on applying to the Levin College of Law. The
SRT is comprised of first-, second- and third-year law
students who help prospective students find out more
about the law school. Admissions staff can respond to
most questions regarding receipt of required
documents and status of a file.

Print three 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 the UF College of Law.
Applicants should complete sections pertaining to them,
sign, and give the form to their evaluator(s).
Provide an e-mail address for notification of receipt of
their application and trouble in processing their appli-
cation. Note: Applicants who do not provide an e-
mail address will NOT be notified of receipt of the
application or trouble in processing the application.
They may, however, contact the Admissions Office
regarding the receipt and status of their application.
Application Acknowledgement: within 2-3 weeks of
applying, you will receive an acknowledgement post-
card or email. Only call if you have not received the
card or email.

5. Application Fee

A non-refundable, non-waivable $30 fee is due with the
admission application. All candidates are required to pay the
fee (see UF Registrar Law Admission Data Form).

6. Meet Application/File Completion Deadlines:

* February 1, 2004, for Fall 2004
* May 15, 2004, for Spring 2005

Candidates should apply no earlier than one year before
the intended month of entry, and no later than the applica-
tion deadline. All other required documents (e.g.
LSAT/LSDAS Law School Report; personal statement; resume;
and/or other data that may be individually requested) must
be received within 30 days after the filing deadline.

7. Additional Personal Information

Questions C1 and C2 on the application require candi-
dates to report any disciplinary action taken against them at
any college or university (Cl), and/or academic probation
and suspension (C2). Question C3 speaks to specific viola-
tions of law. Applicants answering "yes" to any question,
MUST attach an explanation for each response, AND pro-
vide official documentation from the college/university, or
court, documenting the final disposition of each occurrence.
Note: It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide
all documentation for all "yes" responses. Any student
uncertain about their academic and/or disciplinary histo-
ry should not trust their memory, but should contact
Student Judicial Affairs at each college or university



attended for information. (Current or former UF students
should contact Student Judicial Affairs at 202 Peabody Hall,
P.O. Box 114075, Gainesville, FL 32611, Phone
Admission to the UF College of Law is contingent upon
the accuracy of information required to be furnished as part of
the application process. Intentional failure to furnish required
information or misrepresentation of such information may
result in withdrawal of an offer of admission prior to matricu-
lation, dismissal from the college after matriculation, or reci-
sion of the student's degree after graduation, including forfei-
ture of all fees and charges paid and academic credit earned.
Any such failure to disclose or misrepresentation will also be
reported to the Board of Bar Examiners for misconduct inves-
tigation, and to the Law School Admission Council
Subcommittee on Misconduct and Irregularities in the
Admission Process.

8. Include Resume, Personal Statement and Letters of

The UF College of Law seeks students with a variety of
interests, backgrounds, and perspectives. In making admis-
sions decisions, the college evaluates applicants based on
demonstrated academic ability and potential, LSAT scoress,
and other criteria. To fully evaluate an applicant's file, the
committee requires that a resume and personal statement
also be on file to consider the application complete.
Letters of evaluation are also strongly encouraged.
All applicants are required to submit a detailed resume,
which should include specific, factual information about
items such as education, honors and awards, extracurricular
or community activities, publications, work history, military
service and/or foreign language proficiencies.
Personal Statement
The UF 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 historically 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 college requires each
applicant to write a personal statement not to exceed four
double-spaced pages in a font no smaller than 12 pt. This
statement, written by you, may include, but is not limited to,
information regarding career goals, interests, unique abilities,
life experiences, academic and non-academic activities and
public service. If applicable, applicants may describe disad-
vantages that may have adversely affected past performance or

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that were successfully overcome, such as poor academic per-
formance, history of problems with standardized testing, lin-
guistic barriers or personal or family history of cultural, edu-
cational, or socioeconomic disadvantage. 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,
personal statements can serve as "interviews on paper."
Letters of Evaluation
The UF College of Law strongly encourages candidates to
submit no more than three letters of evaluation for their file.
Letters should evaluate the applicant's performance (e.g., aca-
demic, employment, community service), and not be personal
recommendations. Candidates have two options for submit-
ting letters:
LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service We strong-
ly recommend that letters be submitted through the
LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service included in the
LSDAS Registration subscription. To use this service, see
page 21 of the Law Services Information Book.
If applicants elect to submit letters directly to the law
school, they should come in standard business letter for-
mat on letterhead accompanied by the attached cover
form. Packets from Career Planning Offices are accept-
able in lieu of individually submitted letters. Please note
that letters must be on file before our receipt of the
applicant's LSDAS Law School Report. (The college
does not acknowledge letters.)


The ultimate file completion deadline is only applicable
to required materials. Action on an application is taken
once the LSDAS report; personal statement and resume;
data required relative to Sections C or D of the applica-
tion; and/or other data that may be individually
requested are received, whether or not the letters of
evaluation requested by the college are on file.

9. Fill Out Self-Addressed Stamped Postcards

Applicants must fill out the Acknowledgment/Trouble
Cards, apply postage and return the page intact with the
application. Do not tear the perforations. Submit all subse-
quent address changes in writing to the UF College of Law.
Candidates filing using the Levin College of Law Web site,
will be REQUIRED to submit four (4) self-addressed,
stamped postcards. The cards will be used to acknowledge
receipt of the application, and notify the candidates of prob-
lems with the application.

10. Send Final Transcripts

The bachelor's degree must be completed at an accredited
institution prior to enrollment at the UF College of Law.
Admitted candidates must forward a final transcript showing
receipt of the bachelor's degree to the Office of the Registrar.
Non-University of Florida graduates should forward a final
transcript from their undergraduate and/or professional
school to the University Registrar, 222 Criser Hall, PO. Box
114000, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. These
transcripts must show the receipt of their bachelor's and, if
applicable, graduate and professional school degrees.
Transcripts are automatically provided for UF graduates.

11. Joint Degree Candidates

Candidates for a Joint Degree Program take both 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 College of
Law Student Affairs Office and/or Graduate School departmen-

tal coordinator for deadline information. See Joint Degrees in
the "Curriculum" section (page 9) of the College of Law
Prospectus for more information. (This program is not open to
students who already have earned one of the degrees.)

12. Transfer Students

Application and File Completion Deadlines:
October 1, 2003, for Spring 2004
March 1, 2004, for Summer 2004
July 1, 2004, for Fall 2004
Note: Do not file at the deadline! The filing deadline and the
file completion deadlines are one and the same. All required
data must be in-hand by the cited deadline, including a cur-
rent LSAT/LSDAS Law School Report, which will not be
requested until an application is received.
Students attending a law school accredited by the
American Bar Association (ABA) may apply for transfer to the
UF College of Law if they are in good standing at their cur-
rent institution and their academic rank is in the upper third
or higher after completion of the required first-year curricu-
lum. Applicants who have received law degrees from another
institution or bachelor's degrees in conjunction with a law
program are not eligible for transfer. Transfer credit will not
be awarded for correspondence courses or for work not done
in residence 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:
UF College of Law Admissions Application
Official transcript showing completed full-time first-year
required curriculum. (Part-time students are not eligible
for consideration, until they have completed the required
first-year curriculum.)
Letter from the dean of the applicant's law school indi-
cating class rank in the top third or higher, certifying
that the applicant is in good standing and eligible to
return, AND verifying that the applicant has complet-
ed the required first-year full-time curriculum.
Current LSAT/LSDAS Law School Report for the Law
School Data Assembly Service(LSDAS).
Statement to the Admissions Committee relating the
applicant's reasons for wanting to attend the College
of Law.
Upon receipt of a completed application, the Admissions
Committee will evaluate transfer requests based on the
Space availability
Admission standards for non-transfer candidates
Applicant's current law school record
Applicant's reasons for requesting a transfer



13. Foreign Degree Candidates

Applicants with foreign law degrees must follow
Admissions Procedures #1-10, and, if applicable, #11. For
potential visa purposes, foreign candidates must submit
the Certification of Financial Responsibility Form, which
must be obtained from the UF International Center, P.O.
Box 113225, 123 Grinter Hall, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.
32611-3225, or www.ufic.ufl.edu. Applicants whose native
language is not English must take the Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL). Foreign candidates are not
eligible for scholarships or other financial aid.

14. Visitors From Other Schools

Application and File Completion Deadlines:
December 1, 2003, for Spring 2004
April 1, 2004, for Summer 2004
July 1, 2004, for Fall 2004
Applicants who have completed two years 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:

L UF College of Law Admissions Application
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
Official law school transcript showing all academic work
to date
Statement to the Admissions Committee relating the
applicant's reasons for wanting to attend the UF College
of Law
Admissions Inquiries
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office
regarding the progress of their candidacy. Counseling appoint-
ments are available and are required to be made in advance.
Admissions staff can respond to most questions regarding
receipt of required documents and status of a file.

Admissions Decisions
The Admissions Committee makes final decisions in late
March/early April for fall candidates, and in late June/early
July for spring candidates. Applicants are immediately noti-
fied in writing upon final decision. The college begins noti-
fying 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.
Deferring or Declining an Offer
Joint degree candidates who have been admitted to both
programs are permitted to defer admissions offers from the
UF College of Law. This requires a formal petition that
must be submitted and approved prior to the Tune 1 con-
firmation deadline for fall and the September 1 confirma-
tion deadline for spring. Candidates should contact the
Admissions Office for information regarding this process.
Applicants who decide to delay or decline entrance are
asked to promptly contact Admissions to discuss their
Petitioning for Reconsideration
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 con-
sidered. Reconsideration must be requested within 30 days
of denial.
A written request must include an explanation of the
new information as well as valid reasons warranting reconsid-
eration, and should be submitted to the Assistant Dean for
Admissions, University of Florida Levin College of
Law, 325 Holland Hall, PO. Box 117622, Gainesville, FL
32611-7622. The top should be plainly marked "Request for

Computer Requirement (due to change prior to Fall 2005)
University of Florida policy requires all students to "have
access to, and ongoing use of, a computer in order to com-
plete a degree program successfully...Competency in the basic
use of a computer is a requirement for graduation."
Computers may be purchased, rented, leased or shared.
Both personal (desktop) or laptop computers are acceptable.
(Joint degree students should contact both of their academic
programs before purchasing a computer, since requirements
could vary.)


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

The Levin College of Law supports a Microsoft
Windows platform. All computer applications available at
the college are Microsoft Windows based and all electronic
work submitted as part of your assignments are required to
be in MS-Word or WordPerfect for Windows format on MS
DOS/Windows-formatted media. Computing Services does
not provide support for Macintosh computers or software.
If you have or use a Macintosh, you may be able to con-
nect to wired or wireless ethernet ports throughout the
college. However, a Macintosh will be limited in use of the
network connection (i.e. no access to local servers or
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 distribution of course materials, some students use lap-
tops 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 distributed free to law students.
Academic advising and registration through the University of
Florida's ISIS program are available through law school and
UF computers or by remote access.
The college maintains a limited number of computers in
labs providing free access to e-mail, the Internet, word pro-
cessing, and other applications on the law school network. A
Gatorlink account, available after registration, is necessary to
use any computer on campus, including wireless access from
a personal computer. The account also provides graduate stu-
dents with 90 hours per month of local dial-up access to the
Internet, after which a nominal fee is charged.
Because of rapidly changing technologies and prices, the
college does not recommend specific hardware configura-
tions or software. However, Corel WordPerfect and MS-
Word (also commonly used in the legal profession) are
standard and available on all student lab workstations. A
letter-quality printer (ink-jet or laser) is highly recommend-
ed. 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
law school bookstore on CD-ROM at a nominal cost.
Wireless Internet access is available in all classrooms, in
library areas and in the outdoor concourse area. Wireless
products can be purchased in the law school bookstore for a
reduced cost.

The law school follows minimal recommended configura-
tions established by the UF Center for Instructional &
Research Computing Activities (CIRCA). Please check
http://net-services.ufl.edu/wirelessfor specifications, com-
patability and wireless coverage on the UF campus.

Student Employment
As a full-time law school, the UF 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 requirements are
designed to reflect this policy. First-year students are prohibit-
ed from employment. Other students are restricted to no more
than 20 hours per week of employment.

Honor System
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 follow it.

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Toll-Free:1.877.429.1297 352.392.2087 Fax: 352.392.4087

J. Michael Patrick.
Assistant Dean
for Admissions
E-mail: patrick@law.ufl.edu

Lewis Hutchison Jr..
Director of Admissions
and Special Programs
E-mail: hutchison@law.ufl.edu



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-m ail: I ...... I.1.,t I ....... ..I ...I
New and current UFLaw 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."

Students with Disabilities
A variety of facilities in residence halls are available for stu-
dents 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 determining housing eligibility. Students
with print-related disabilities may request housing publica-
tions in an alternative format. Students with hearing disabili-
ties may request assistance from the Florida Relay Service by
phoning 1.800.955.8771 (Voice/TDD).

*subject to change 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006

"Intro. to the Profession" begins August 13 August 10
Classes start August 19 August 16
Classes end Novermber 26 November 24 November 23
Exam/reading period starts November 29 November 27 November 28
Exam/reading period ends December 13 December 10 December 9
Graduation December 19 December 17 December 16
"Intro. to the Profession" begins January 5 January 3
Classes start January 9 January 6
Classes end April 23 April 21
Exam/reading period starts April 24 April 24
Exam/reading period ends May 7 May 5
Graduation May 14 May 13 May 12
Classes start May 20 May 19 May 18
Classes end July 9 July 7
Exam/reading period starts July 10 July 7
Exam/reading period ends July 16 July 21



To Put Levin College of Law Among Elite

Thanks to an outpouring in 2001-02 of grass-roots
financial support from alumni, faculty, staff, students and
friends, construction on and renovation of existing facili-
ties began in Summer 2003 that in the next 24 months
will put the Levin College of Law campus among the best
in the nation in terms of efficiency, function and design.

Students entering UFLaw in Spring 2005 will be
among the first to enjoy all benefits of the more than
$22 million facilities expansion project. Among results of
the construction:

* Renovated Holland Hall Law Center containing class-
rooms and faculty offices, and named after former
Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Spessard Holland '16.

* New three-level buildings featuring 16 spacious
classrooms, including a Ceremonial Classroom to
seat up to 160 for conferences, receptions and special
sessions. These are in addition to four existing 20-seat
seminar rooms. Most will accommodate wireless lap-
tops and contain "smart podia" for benefit of faculty
and students.

* Upgraded video facilities will improve production
capacity and allow conversion of videotape to DVD and
streamed audio/video for an expanded media archives.

* The Legal Information Center, doubled in size to
100,000 square feet, will be named in honor of another
Gator who served as Governor and U.S. Senator -
Lawton Chiles '55, whose memorabilia will be the focal
point of a two-story gallery. Also featured will be an
expanded reading room, additional stack capacity, an
open reserve area, consolidation of the media/paper/

This rendering -showing portions of what will be the Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center (left) and expanded Bruton-Geer Hall (right) -presents a
visitor's view as it might appear in 2005 when a multi-million dollar construction
project is due to be completed.

microfilm collections, intimate computer training lab, a
bar of eight multi-media workstations, and 13 student
group conference rooms. Expanded use of wireless will
allow every classroom and the courtyard to provide word
processing, research, training and Internet capability.

Responsible for architectural and design elements of
the new facilities are Ponikvar & Associates (Gainesville),
which in the last 10 years specialized in college, universi-
ty and institutional projects. Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
(Boston) recently completed work for Harvard Medical
and Business schools, Washington University, Boston
College, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Suffolk
University Law School, Boston.



Pioneer in Automation, Computerization

Nationally Recognized
Librarian Heads UFLaw
Legal Information Center

Mary Kalhleen
Price former
Library ol
Congress low
librarian and
since 1994 direc-
lor ol Ihe New York Universily
Low Library assumed leader-
ship ol UFLows Legal
Inlormolion Cenler in July.

Price succeeds Grace Belly
Toylor who relied in June
ofler serving Levin College ol
Low wilh honor and dislinc-
lion lor more Ihan 50 years.

Taylor is recognized inlerna-
lionally as on innovator in Ihe
low library field.

Price who al UF is Associole
Dean ol Library & Technology
and a Clarence J. TeSelle
Professor ol Law is returning
lo Ihe sole and university (UF
B.A. with honors 63) where
she began her career.

I look forward lo lockling two
unfulfilled objectives guid-
ing consiruclion ol a lop aca-
demic library locility and
managing merger ol slale-ol-
Ihe-art technology and a low
library system.

The Legal Information Center features study areas and access to more than 620,000 volumes on-site. College
computer labs provide free access to e-mail, the Internet, word processing and other applications.

The Levin College of Law LIC is
among the three largest academic law
libraries in the Southeast, and was a pio
neer in computerized legal research and
library automation. It is the laboratory
and social center of the College of Law
and provides service to faculty and stu-
dents, is an extension service to mem-
bers of the Florida Bar, Florida's prison-
ers and the general public.

LIC houses more than 609,000
volumes and volume equivalents -
including an international library
collection of approximately 30,000
volumes along with extensive
computer and audio-visual resources.
It offers access to 3.5 million-plus

volumes in UF libraries and 43 million
titles held in the world's libraries.

Its 11 professional staff are increas-
ingly active in training students to use a
myriad of
resources, and
the popular
advanced legal
research semi-
nar is regularly
The LIC pro-
vides well-qualified students an oppor-
tunity to work in its various depart-
ments and to hone research skills in
preparation for summer clerkships and
practice nationally and internationally.



One of Nation's Top Institutions


also is home to one of
the nation's top colle-
giate athletic programs.
It is one of only 17 pub-
lic, land-grant universities belonging to
the Association of American Universities,
the prestigious higher-education organiza-
tion comprised of the top public and pri-
vate institutions in North America.
Florida is among the nation's 88 lead-
ing research universities as categorized by
the Carnegie Commission on Higher
Education. UF has 23 colleges and
schools, and 156 research, service and
education centers, bureaus and institutes.
The Graduate School coordinates almost
200 programs. Besides law, UF's profes-
sional degree programs include dentistry,
medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medi-
cine with a total of more than 3,200
UF's more than 46,000 students are
.... 1... best in the nation, ranking Florida
fifth among public universities and seventh
among all universities in the number of
National Freshman Merit Scholars; plus sec-
ond among all public institutions in the num-
ber of National Achievement Scholars attend-


ing, and fourth among all
institutions. And UF stu-
dents are geographically
and culturally diverse -
coming from more than
100 countries, all 50
states and each of
Florida's 67 counties.
Some 52 percent are
women, and 23 percent minorities.

UF has more than 4,000 faculty mem-
bers with outstanding reputations for
teaching, research and service. The uni-
versity had $437 million in sponsored
research expenditures in 2001-02,
and is consistently ranked among top
institutions for sponsored research
The University has 53 Eminent Scholar
Chairs, funded at more than $1 million each
to attract internationally
recognized scholars, and
other endowed profes-
sorships to help recruit
prominent faculty

University of Florida
libraries form the largest
information resource system in the state, con-
taining nearly 3.7 million volumes, 6.3 mil-
lion microfilms and thousands of full-text
electronic journals. The collections are exten-
sive, reflecting the array of subjects
researched and taught during the past 100
years. Library collections are accessible
through the LUIS online system.

Landmark Century Tower (left) is a symbol of
UF's excellence, as are its national research,
world-class faculty, internationally recognized
medical/professional programs and collegiate
athletic programs.


The University of
Florida offers more pro-
grams on a single cam-
pus than all but a few
U.S. universities, and



Natural Beauty, World-Class Cultural Opportunities

Money magazine and other publications consistent-
ly rate the home of the University of Florida Levin
College of Law as one of America's most livable cities,
and Outdoor Explorer identified Gainesville as one of
the nation's top 10 cities for outdoor recreation. The
area is dotted with lakes, rivers and springs, and offers
numerous opportuni-
ties for outdoor sports uiw...
such as boating, LI
diving, bicycling and hik ,
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summer highs in the 90s and winter lows in the 40s,
with about 2,800 hours of sunshine annually.
Thousands of new residents are drawn to the area
each year by the healthy economy, diverse recreational
activities, pristine environment, wide array of shopping
opportunities and excellent quality of life.
.A Center for Performing Arts features Broadway
0 touring productions, operas, ballet, symphony
orchestras and world-
famous performers, while
local venues offer first-
class theater and popular
Local historical sites, fes-
tivals, special events, muse-
ums, shopping and award-
winning restaurants enhance
Gainesvilles rich cultural
and entertainment offerings.
UF's Gator football, basketball and other top-ranked
men's and women's athletic programs offer an exciting
variety of sports activities.

1,3. The City of Gainesville has a rich history and strives to preserve the grandeur of historic downtown. 2. Paynes Prairie, minutes from campus, abounds with
alligators, sandhill cranes and even buffalo and includes walking trails, camping facilities and a regional history museum.



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UFLaw and its Global Environment

Is it any wonder the University of Florida Levin College of Law
is recognized as one of the country's top global legal institutions?
And as a Gator law student, you can benefit.

Consider the law school's affiliations with 60 foreign countries
(some over a quarter of a century), innovative and specialized pro-
grams in concert with nine international universities, noted visit-
ing world scholars and faculty, international emphasis throughout
the curriculum, American Bar Association-approved study abroad
programs, initiatives in International Trade Law, a pioneering
Visiting Foreign Scholar Research Program, a history of emphasis
on legal and policy issues in the Americas.....
So in addition to having Gainesville, North Central Florida and
the balance of one of the world's key vacation destinations to call
"home" during your legal studies, such countries as Poland,
France, Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, Holland and
Germany could also be on your itinerary.




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