Dear Alumni and Friends,

The year is off to a great start at UF Law! We welcomed our JD Class of 2022 and our LL.M. Class of 2020 in our brand-new student center on the second floor of Bruton-Geer Hall. This brief video captures the amazing energy these new students bring to our community.

Our students will be taught by 12 new faculty members: Neil Buchanan, Seth Endo, Andrew Hammond, Maryam Jamshidi, Andrew Winden, Sarah Bishop, Anastacia Greene, Sarah Wolking, Gia Arney, Sara Bensley, Lisa Edgar, and Jennifer Bard. Four new career and professional development advisors are also here to coach our students as they seek summer jobs and full-time employment after graduation.

As you may have seen earlier today, the Supreme Court of Florida just released the results of the July 2019 Florida bar exam. 225 of our 256 first-time bar takers passed. This 87.9% passage rate is above the overall state passage rate of 73.9%, placing UF Law second in the state. We are encouraged by this upward trend, and we remain committed to having the best bar passage rate in Florida. We congratulate those who passed the exam, and we will provide robust support to those who did not.

I am also very excited to share that UF Board of Trustees Chairman Mori Hosseini announced during the Spring 2019 Commencement that he will commit $2,000 toward student scholarship support in the name of every graduate who passed the July bar exam on the first attempt. I am so grateful that the hard work of our graduates will support future students. Thank you Mori for your continued support of UF Law – and for such a welcome graduation surprise!

All of this progress is possible because of our amazing alumni and friends. I enjoyed seeing more than 1,500 of you during my summer travels, and I look forward to seeing more of you this fall. If your travels bring you to Gainesville for football games or other activities, please let me know. I would love to give you a tour of our new space!

Laura A. Rosenbury
Laura Ann Rosenbury
Dean and Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law
We kicked off this year's New Student Orientation in our beautiful new space in Bruton-Geer! See the new space and meet the class in this highlights video.
We look forward to seeing alumni from the Classes of 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009 at their Class Reunions this fall! Learn more.
Our new 1Ls and our Levin Ambassadors volunteered for several hours to help the local community as part of Orientation. View album.
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