University of Florida (Levin)

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PO Box 117620
Gainesville, FL 32611

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The Levin College of Law at University of Florida has an application deadline of March 15. The full-time program application fee at the Levin College of Law at University of Florida is $30. Its tuition is full-time: $22,190 per year (in-state) and full-time: $41,546 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 13.2:1. The Levin College of Law at University of Florida has 80 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of Florida Levin College of Law is one of the largest law schools in the country, educating more than 1,200 students annually. J.D. candidates take a required set of first year courses before selecting from more than 100 electives and seminars in their second and third years. Law students can concentrate their academics or earn additional certificates in areas including environmental and land use law and intellectual property law. In addition, the University of Florida offers joint degree programs in almost every other academic discipline offered, from pharmacy to exercise and sport sciences.

Students get hands-on training in several school clinics, including the Virgil D. Hawkins Civil Clinics and the Criminal Law Clinics. The Levin College of Law also has a variety of research centers and institutes, including the Camp Center for Estate Planning and the Institute for Human Rights, Peace and Development . Outside of class, there are more than 20 student organizations to consider, from the Federalist Society to Gators for Alternative Dispute Resolution. There are also several legal journals including the Florida Journal of International Law, the Journal of Technology Law and Policy, and the Florida Law Review. For study opportunities away from Gainesville, Fla., students can take advantage of formal exchange programs offered at schools around the world, including Monash University in Australia; Tel Aviv University in Israel; and the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Back in Gainesville, graduate students may live in university-owned housing, if they wish.

Notable alumni of the University of Florida Levin College of Law include Stephen Zack, president of the American Bar Association from 2010-11, and John White, former president of the Florida Bar Association.

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Year founded 1909
Public/private Public
Law school designation National


Application deadline March 15
Full-time program application fee $30
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (352) 273-0890
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 80
Student-faculty ratio 13.2:1
Total faculty 106

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 944
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 354


Tuition and fees

full-time: $22,190 per year (in-state)
full-time: $41,546 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $10,880


Employed at graduation2 32.4%
Median private sector starting salary $70,000
Median public service starting salary $43,403


Total volumes and volume equivalents 666,376

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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