Dear Alumni and Friends,

UF Law’s spring semester is already off to a great start.

We began the year by celebrating the completion of our third Culverhouse Challenge. Because of your financial support, we raised over $1.5 million to support student scholarships. Many thanks to Hugh Culverhouse (JD 74) for his leadership and to the 1,000 alumni who contributed to this challenge!

We also celebrated a new milestone: UF Law now ranks 15th in the nation for student selectivity among all law schools, public and private. This is our highest ranking ever, placing us ahead of NYU, Cornell, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Georgia, and other leading law schools.

Beyond celebration, our students are hard at work. Before classes began, 1Ls participated in our inaugural Professional Development Conference. This two-day intensive event focused on a range of career paths and the competencies needed to succeed in the legal profession. We thank our alumni speakers and Greenberg Traurig, Holland & Knight, and Quarles & Brady for sponsoring this event.

Many 2Ls and 3Ls also took one-credit compressed courses before the rest of the semester began. These courses focused on law firm economics, real estate practice and development, deposition strategy, corporate litigation, federal sentencing, marine and coastal restoration law, investigative journalism and the courts, mindfulness and the legal profession, and the role of state attorneys general, among other topics. Several alumni volunteered to teach these courses, and we thank them for taking time away from their “day jobs” to share their expertise with our students.

I look forward to seeing you during my travels in 2020. If you find yourself in Gainesville, please stop by and say hello!
  Laura A. Rosenbury
Laura Ann Rosenbury
Dean and Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law
Several UF Law professors spoke at this year's Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. Learn more here.
UF Law kicked off its inaugural Professional Development Conference. The two-day conference for 1Ls featured practicing lawyers, panels about career paths, and breakout sessions. View the photo gallery here.
UF Law alum and triple Gator Judge John Badalamenti (JD 99) has been nominated to serve as a federal judge in the Middle District of Florida. Learn more here.
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