The University of Florida Law School has consistently provided the highest quality legal education to generations of students. The contributions of our loyal alumni to the Annual Fund ensure that we remain one of the premier public institutions for legal excellence in the United States.
My thanks go out to all of you who have made gifts, pledges, and contributions of time and effort to our law school. A hallmark of any elite law school is significant alumni participation in annual giving and fundraising efforts. Your gifts to the law school have helped provide valuable support for students and faculty, and enhanced the academic programs available at the college. Your contributions have enabled us to reward more students with much deserved financial aid, and sponsor events and programs that help make the law school a great place to work and study. With the opening of our new building and expansion of our library, we are now laying the foundation for the next era of excellence at Florida.
A special thanks to a remarkable group of dedicated people—the Alumni Council members and class representatives who volunteer each year to help with annual giving. Also, to the graduating classes who demonstrate their commitment to the future of our school through their significant class gifts. Combined, their efforts in contacting classmates and colleagues on behalf of the law school make all the difference. Although we can improve our participation rate, Florida has some of the most committed and faithful alumni and students in the country. I believe this display of loyalty and affection shows that our “law school family” is our institution’s greatest strength.
Your continued support will allow our law school to compete on an even higher level—a level we must reach to maintain our rightful place at the forefront of legal education. Your generosity will make a difference for the future of our law school and generations of students, proving that now and always, “it’s great to be a Florida Gator!”
Mark Klingensmith (JD 85) President, UF Law Alumni Council