The incoming class will be divided into three sections. You will receive e-mail notice by July 19 indicating your section assignment. You will spend your first year of law school with your peers in your section. Getting to know others in your section will be invaluable as you progress through your first year.
First day assignments are updated often as professors provide the needed information. Please keep checking the site to see if your courses have a first day assignment. Not all courses have first day assignments though so do not be alarmed if you do not see any or all of your professors listed. You will likely find more information out about this when you meet with your section during the ILSP.
Some of your professors may use websites, such as eLearning, TWEN (Westlaw), or WebCourses (LexisNexis), to post their syllabus and assignments. You will receive instructions on how to register for these services at ILSP and will then be able to access online course materials.
Once you are registered by the Office of Student Affairs, which will be by July 19, you can find your required textbooks by:
- Go to ISIS.
- On the left-hand side under “My Textbooks” select “Fall Term.”
- Log into ISIS using your GatorLink username and password.
- A list of textbooks based on your class schedule will be displayed.
If you don’t have a GatorLink account yet, you can create an account using the “GatorLink Account Creation” link on https://login.ufl.edu/. You will need your UFID number.
If you do not know your UFID number, go to http://www.it.ufl.edu/ufid/. In the middle of the page you will see “What’s my UFID”. Please follow the steps to see your UFID number. If you have any trouble please call the UF Helpline at 352-392-HELP. Once you have your UFID return to the Gatorlink Account Creation link to create an account.
- Go to the Course Textbooks Requirements Page.
- Select “Fall Term 2013″
- Select “Law”
- Select a “Course Number.” The Fall Term 2013 class schedule with course and section numbers is available on the law school’s Student Affairs website (http://www.law.ufl.edu/student-affairs/current-students/course-schedules). Select the appropriate section for the course number previously selected. The list of textbooks for that Course Number will be displayed.
Holds On Your Record
Holds are administrative flags placed on your records due to incomplete immunization records, overdue fees, library or parking fines, past due balances to the University for housing, tuition, or past due balances through the Student Health Care Center. Once a hold has been placed on your record, you cannot order transcripts, enrollment certifications or register for classes. To determine whether your record has a hold, go to www.isis.ufl.edu and click “My Record” on the left-hand side of the screen.
If you have a hold on your record, it is your responsibility to have your hold released by the department that placed the hold. If your hold is removed past the add/drop deadline, you will be subject to a $100 late registration fee.
In August, you may check ISIS to make sure you have been registered appropriately for fall 2013 courses. If you are not currently registered due to a hold, clear your hold as soon as possible. If your hold has been cleared, you do not need to contact UF Law. We will continually check your hold status and when we see that a hold has been lifted, we will register you for classes. We will do this as quickly as possible.
A note about your courses/schedule:
ISIS information is not always applicable/accurate for UF Law (sometimes the times don’t match exactly). UF Law classes start on the hour and our first period is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. The correct times/professor names can be found on the UF Law Course Schedules page.
The curriculum for beginning students is prescribed by faculty. This curriculum must be completed prior to registration for elective courses, except where Levin College of Law policy otherwise provides. Students may choose elective courses from any area, subject only to prerequisites. It is recommended that students select a variety of courses to ensure broad exposure.
American Bar Association Residency Requirement
ABA Standard 304 requires a full-time course of study extending over at least three academic years, with a minimum of 10 credits / semester. Students may earn no more than one semester of residency credit by taking two summer sessions of at least five credit hours each on campus. This means in order to graduate, you must complete six semesters with a minimum of 10 credit hours, or five fall / spring semesters with a minimum of 10 credits each and two summer semesters with a minimum of five credits each.
Fees & Payment
All first semester students are automatically registered for 16 credit hours. It is very important to note that the University of Florida is a self-fee assessing university, which means that you will NOT receive a bill for your tuition. You must access and pay your own fees by the stated deadlines unless you have some form of deferment. For more information on University Financial Services, visit http://www.fa.ufl.edu/ufs/student-links.asp. If you are receiving financial aid, the fees will be automatically deducted from your aid.