Admissions & Online Application

Law School Entrance

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Enrollment is limited to applicants who have attained a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from a law school accredited by the Association of American Law Schools. However, graduates of law schools accredited or provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association, and graduates of law schools outside the U.S., may be considered for admission on the basis of outstanding credentials.

Admission is determined by the applicant’s potential for distinguished performance in and contribution to the program. The candidate’s academic record, especially in law school, is of particular importance. Additional factors may include stature of institutions awarding the baccalaureate and law degrees, the applicant’s professional experience and geographical factors.

Generally, successful candidates have graduated within the top quarter of their law school class and have attained an honors average in their last two years of baccalaureate work. With these academic records, especially in law school, as the basic considerations, the potential of each applicant is measured against that of other candidates. The objective of the admissions policy is to fill each class with the best students from the applicant pool, consistent with maintenance of the program’s high admission standards.

Computer Requirement

UF policy requires all new students to have access to, and ongoing use of a computer in order to complete a degree program successfully…Competency in the basic use of a computer is a requirement for graduation. Click here for the computer policy and hardware/software recommendations.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply between October 1 and June 1 for admission the following August. The University of Florida asks that all applicants use the Online Application Form found at the bottom of this page.

After you have clicked on the “Online Application Form,” you will be brought to the website for the Office of Admissions at the University of Florida. Click on “Graduate” then click “Continue.” Begin to fill out the Online Application. When asked to “Select Degree,” select the category “Masters Degree.” When asked to “Select a Program of Study,” scroll down to “Law” and choose either “Taxation” or “Taxation-International.” Continue to complete the Online Application.

Please send all supporting materials to the Graduate Tax Office, University of Florida, Levin College of Law, P.O. Box 117627, Gainesville, FL 32611-7627; phone 352-273-0680; fax 352-392-7647; e-mail gradpro@law.ufl.edu.

U.S. Applicants Must Submit:

  • A completed application form (if not applying online). A printed application can be obtained by contacting the Graduate Tax Program at 352.273.0680.
  • Official copies of each transcript from your undergraduate and law school institutions, including community college and any graduate level work (Transcripts sent by National Clearinghouses will not be accepted . Transcripts sent electronically, must be sent directly to the UF Office of Admissions at transfer@admissions.ufl.edu).
  • A nonrefundable $30 application fee payable to University of Florida. (If applying on-line, this fee may be paid by credit card.)
  • A copy of your LSAT/LSDAS report. (Your law school can provide a copy.)
  • Official verification of your law school class rank.
  • Personal statement and resume.
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which, preferably, is from a law school professor.

International Applicants Must Submit:

  • A completed application form (if not applying online). A printed application can be obtained by contacting the Graduate Tax Program at 352.273.0680.
  • Official copies of transcripts from all educational institutions in the original language and English translations. Official copies of degree certifications from all educational institutions in the original language and English translations (Transcripts sent by National Clearinghouses will not be accepted. Transcripts sent electronically, must be sent directly to the UF Office of Admissions at transfer@admissions.ufl.edu).
  • A nonrefundable $30 application fee in U.S. dollars payable to the University of Florida. (If applying online, this fee may be paid by credit card.)
  • TOEFL examination report. (Information about UF’s English Language Institute can be found here: http://www.eli.ufl.edu.)
  • Official verification of your law school class standing or rank.
  • Personal statement and resume.
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which, preferably, is from a law school professor.

 Send to:

Address: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Graduate Tax Office
P.O. Box 117627
Gainesville, FL 32611-7627 USA
E-mail: grad-tax@law.ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-0680
Fax: 352-392-7647

If desired, you may now begin the electronic application process. It will take some time, and you should have the following materials at hand to assist you with the application.

  • Copies of your transcripts from all colleges/universities you attended
  • Dates you have taken the LSAT.
  • If Florida residency is being claimed (for tuition purposes), you will need the voter registration, driver license and vehicle registration of the person claiming Florida residency. Non-U.S. citizens will need their resident alien numbers.

Graduate Admissions Brochure

Click here to begin Online Application Form

Mandatory Student Health Insurance Program for 2014 Entering Law Students

Effective June 30, 2014, as a condition of enrollment, all newly admitted domestic and international law students are required to purchase the University of Florida’s Student Health Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided. Information about University-sponsored health insurance plans may be found here.

More information about the health insurance program may be found at the J.D. admissions page.