Students attending a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) may apply for transfer or to visit the Levin College of Law.
Levin College of Law LSAC Electronic Application
All transfer and visitor candidates are required to use the UF Law LSAC electronic application available at www.LSAC.org.
Please note that the Levin College of Law Office of Admissions does not process fee waiver applications for the LSAT and CAS. In addition, the $30 application fee is a University fee and cannot be waived by the Levin College of Law.
Within 5 business days after submission of the online application, the Levin College of Law will send an email acknowledging receipt of the application. This email will provide instructions regarding payment of the $30 application fee and the completion of the required University of Florida Supplemental Data Form and Residency Form. Submission of the application fee and the supplemental forms will be done via the University’s online system.
The Levin College of Law’s Applicant Status Online (ASO) allows applicants to view their current application status, contact information, receipt of materials such as the resume, admissions statement, and letters of recommendation and provides applicants with a record of announcements from the Levin College of Law Office of Admissions.
By applying through the Levin College of Law LSAC electronic application process, the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report is automatically requested and included with all transfer and visitor applications.
Academic Admissions Statement and Résumé
Transfer and Visitor applicants must submit an Academic Admissions Statement that includes the reasons for wanting to attend the Levin College of Law and focusing on the law school academic experience. The statement should not exceed four double-spaced pages and should be in a font no smaller than 12 pts.
In addition, all applicants are required to submit a professional résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) which should include specific, factual information about items such as education, honors and awards, extracurricular or community activities, publications, work history, military service and/or foreign language proficiencies. Time frames should be clearly defined and descriptions should be detailed.
The Levin College of Law strongly encourages applicants to upload the Academic Admissions Statement and résumé via the LSAC electronic application web site.
Character and Fitness and the Need for Full Disclosure
Questions 1 and 2 in the Character and Fitness section of the application require candidates to report any disciplinary action taken against them at any college or university (#1), and/or academic probation and suspension (#2). Questions 3-5 are about specific violations of law. Applicants answering “yes” to any question must provide a detailed explanation for each response and provide official documentation from the college/university or court, documenting the final disposition of each occurrence. Official documents must clearly identify the agency that is providing the disposition of the incident. Official documents obtained from an online source must include a web address (URL).
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide all documentation for each “yes” response. Any student uncertain about his or her academic and/or disciplinary history should contact the Student Judicial Affairs office at each college or university attended. (Current or former UF students should contact Student Judicial Affairs at 202 Peabody Hall, P.O. Box 114075, Gainesville, FL 32611, phone (352) 392-1261).
Admission to the Levin College of Law is contingent upon the accuracy of information required to be furnished as part of the application process. Intentional failure to furnish required information or misrepresentation of such information can result in the withdrawal of an offer of admission prior to matriculation, dismissal from the college after matriculation, rescission of the student’s degree after graduation, and/or forfeiture of all fees and charges paid and academic credit earned. Any such failure to disclose or any misrepresentation may result in an investigation by the Law School Admission Council’s Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admission Process Subcommittee and may also affect admission to a state bar.
Applicants must respond completely and accurately to all questions on the law school application.
After submitting the application, applicants are required to immediately notify the Levin College of Law of any changes in data that occur either prior to a decision or matriculation. This includes information required by questions 1-5 in the Character and Fitness section of the application.
Applicants should be aware that, in conducting character and fitness investigations, state bar authorities frequently request copies of candidates’ applications for admission to law school to determine if the information is accurate and demonstrates full disclosure. Discrepancies and/or omissions may call into question the applicant’s fitness for admission to a state bar, since they reflect on the applicant’s character and ability to follow directions, trustworthiness, honesty, and reliability.
Each state establishes bar registration and admissions standards for individuals who wish to practice in that state. One important aspect of admission to practice is an evaluation of an applicant’s character and fitness to practice law. States subject applicants to the bar to a rigorous character and fitness investigation before admission to practice. Applicants are strongly encouraged, prior to matriculation, to contact the Board of Bar Examiners in the states where they intend to practice to determine the rules that will apply to their bar admission in those states, including what constitutes proof of sufficient character and fitness.
The Levin College of Law strongly prefers that applicants who answer ‘yes” to any of the character and fitness questions combine their explanation and all official documents into one attachment and upload it via the LSAC electronic application web site.