The Levin College of Law at University of Florida

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Michelle Adorno
Application deadline March 15
Full-time program application fee $30
Part-time program application fee $30
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The Levin College of Law at University of Florida

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 28.9% – Medium
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.64
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 162

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 28.9%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 160-164
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.43-3.82
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.64
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 162

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate N/A
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) N/A
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants N/A
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants N/A

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.S. Accounting J.D./M.A. or Ph.D. Medical Science
J.D./M.B.A. J.D./D.V.M.
J.D./M.S. or Ph.D. Political Science J.D./M.S. Family, Youth & Comm. Services
J.D./M.D. J.D./M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineer
J.D./M.S. or Ph.D. Sociology J.D./M.S. Public Health
J.D./M.A. or Ph.D. Mass Communication J.D./M.A. International Relations
J.D./M.A. or Ph.D. History J.D./M.S. or Ph.D. Building Construction
J.D./Ph.D. Education Leadership J.D./M.S. Exercise and Sport Sciences
J.D./M.S. Urban Planning J.D./M.A. or Ph.D. History
J.D./Ph.D. Psychology J.D./M.S. Natural Resources
J.D./M.A. Real Estate J.D./M.B.A. International Business
J.D./M.B.A. Finance J.D./M.S. or Ph.D. Pharmacy
J.D./M.S. Sports Management J.D./M.A. or Ph.D Tourism, Recreation
J.D./M.S. Forest Conservation J.D./ M.B.A. – Finance
J.D./M.A. Women’s Studies J.D./ M.S. Ecology
J.D./M.A. or Ph.D. Anthropology J.D./M.A. International Business
J.D./M.S. Environmental Engineering J.D./M.S. Materials Science &Engineering
J.D./M.A. Latin American Studies
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
The college offers both civil and criminal clinics, as well as numerous simulation courses. It also offers certificates in Criminal Justice, Estates and Trusts Practice, Environmental and Land Use Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property Law, and International and Comparative Law. The college also has a number of academic year exchange and summer abroad programs.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 178
Seminars 41
Positions available in seminars 602
Positions available in simulation courses 594
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 138
Student activities (as provided by the school)
The college has four student journals: The Florida Law Review, Florida Journal of International Law, Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Journal of Law and Technology. It sponsors numerous moot court (both international and domestic) and trial advocacy teams. There also are many extracurricular student organizations.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 100
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? Yes
Typical size of first-year “small section” 50
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 481
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 560
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 102
Full-time students involved in field placements 281
Full-time students involved in law journals 353
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 109
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 47

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) N/A
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? N/A
Positions filled in part-time program seminars N/A
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses N/A
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses N/A
Part-time students involved in field placements N/A
Part-time students involved in law journals N/A
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions N/A
Part-time students enrolled in independent study N/A

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 13.6:1 – Medium
Full- and part-time faculty 93
Full-time minority faculty 19.7%
Part-time minority faculty 9.4%
Total faculty 121
Total faculty (men) 53.7%
Total faculty (women) 46.3%
Total faculty (minorities) 14.9%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

#48 Best Law Schools

(4) Ranking by Specialties

#16 in Dispute Resolution
#9 in Environmental Law
#43 in Law Firms Rank Schools
#2 in Tax Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score 57
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 3.6
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 3.43-3.82
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.64
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 160-164
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 162
Acceptance rate 28.9% – Medium
Student-faculty ratio 13.6:1 – Medium
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 51.3% – Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 85.4% – Medium
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 87.9% – Medium
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar FL
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.6%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 976

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 976

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Second-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school N/A
Female students discontinuing law school N/A

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Carol Huber
Financial aid phone (352) 273-0628
Financial aid application deadline April 15

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $18,710 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $38,075 per year (out-of-state)
Room and board $10,240
Books $1,070
Miscellaneous expenses $4,440
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? Yes
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? Yes
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? No

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 19.1%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 7.1%
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition 0.2%
Median grant amount $5,000
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $1,250–$10,000
Full-time students receiving grants 26.3%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full N/A
Students receiving grants of full tuition N/A
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount N/A
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) N/A
Part-time students receiving grants N/A

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $70,438
Proportion who borrowed 79.8%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? No

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 105,940
Microform titles 84,099
Electronic titles 87,992
Other non-book titles 1,902
Total titles 279,933
Volumes (excluding microforms) 325,950
Volume equivalent microforms 325,929
Total volumes and volume equivalents 651,879
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 98
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 77
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 15
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule 3
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 77
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule 9
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 45
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 45
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 45
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 4

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department, university information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 8
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 0
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? Yes

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 82,750
Total seats available for library users 765
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) In early 2005, the college completed a $25 million building construction and renovation project in which it doubled the size of its library and constructed 16 new state of the art classrooms. In 2009, the college completed construction of the first floor courtroom, jury room, and judges’ chambers of its $6 million advocacy center; second floor offices and classrooms were completed in 2011.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar FL
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 87.9% – Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.6%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 384
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 51.3%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 85.4%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 2.1%
Graduates whose employment status is known 97.9%
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 51.3%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 10.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 32.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 3.1%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.3%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.7%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 85.4%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 10.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 1.0%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 2.6%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $65,000
Median private sector starting salary $90,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $120,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 49%
Median public service starting salary $41,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 7.3%
Percent employed in business and industry 14.0%
Percent employed in government 14.6%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 5.5%
Percent employed in law firms 51.5%
Percent employed in public interest 6.4%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.6%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 80%
Graduates employed out-of-state 18.3%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 19
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.6%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 3.4%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.3%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.6%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 89.7%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.6%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.5%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.8%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 0.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations The Center for Career Development (CCD) has 4 full-time and 1 part-time counselors who advise students. The CCD hosts programs on job trends, strategies, and professionalism, coordinates extensive On-Campus Interviewing programs each fall and spring, and participates in off-campus job fairs. It engages in outreach to employers, and helps students develop individualized career paths.

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 86.8%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 91.5%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 8.6%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 92.9%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 3.0%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 70.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.2%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 75.0%

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