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Admissions Blog

Welcome to the admissions blog for the University of Florida Levin College of Law! We invite you to explore the resources below. Have more questions? Our admissions team would be delighted to connect with you and guide you through the admissions process.

Admissions Blog

Patrick de la Pena (JD 21) Encourages Students to Intern at the USPTO

Name and Year: Patrick de la Pena (JD 21) Undergraduate Education: B.S. and MBA from The Citadel No intellectual property institution stands more iconic in the United States than the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Given this, along with recommendations from my colleagues, I applied for the 2019 summer internship program. Applicants from colleges […]

Yolen Bollo-Kamara (JD 20) Discusses Philadelphia DA’s Office Internship

Name and Year: Yolen Bollo-Kamara (JD 20) Undergraduate Education: B.A. in Ethics, Society, and Law with minors in Political Science and Sociology, University of Toronto Law School Involvement: 1L Representative, Association for Public Interest Law; Participant, Alternative Spring Break (now Pro Bono Service Initiative); Competitions Chair, Black Law Student Association; 3L Class Representative, Student Bar […]

Ahmad Felo (JD 21) Discusses U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Internship

Name and Year: Ahmad Felo (JD 21) Undergraduate Institution: B.S. in Biomedical Science, University of Central Florida Last summer, the Levin College of Law awarded me a public interest fellowship which allowed me to intern with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO serves to fulfill the U.S. constitution’s mandate of “promot[ing] the […]

Grant Silvester (JD 21) on His Harvard Federal Tax Clinic Internship

Name and Year: Grant Silvester (JD 21)  Undergraduate Institution: B.A. in Economics, University of Virginia This summer, I worked at the Federal Tax Clinic in the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. The Federal Tax Clinic typically represents low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS, working to maximize financial well-being and protect taxpayer rights. […]

Next Steps: Securing Housing in Gainesville

Housing Part 1 Greetings, incoming students! Over the course of the next few blog posts I’ll discuss some of the things you should be thinking about regarding your relocation. I will also include links to some helpful resources. Securing housing is something you should start thinking soon as housing options can fill up quickly after […]

UF Law On the Road

UF Law will be on the road through mid-November to talk with prospective students and we hope to see you! Grant Keener and Chris Bailey will be visiting the University of Virginia (11/1), the Phi Alpha Delta Conference in Arlington, VA (11/2), UNC-Wilmington (11/5), NC State (11/6), UNC-Chapel Hill and Texas A&M (11/7), Baylor, Wake […]

UF Applicants: Consider the Gator Express Program

Greetings UF students and alumni! We invite you to apply to UF Law through our Gator Express program. The Gator Express is a way for individuals that are already members of the Gator Nation to receive expedited responses on their applications. Gator Express is for current UF students and UF alumni who are applying for […]

UF Law Early Decision Program

Applicants applying for Fall 2020 admission have the opportunity to apply through UF Law’s binding Early Decision program. The program is designed for applicants who are certain that UF Law is their top choice. Through this program, applicants may apply early in the cycle and receive an expedited admission and scholarship decision. Here are some […]

Jessica Gaudette-Reed (JD 20) Offers Advice on How to Pick the Best Law School

Name and Year: Jessica Gaudette-Reed (JD 20)  Undergraduate Institution: B.A. in History with a Certificate in African Studies, cum laude, Portland State University Law School Involvement: President, OUTLaw; Vice President, UF Law Democrats; General Editor Florida Journal of International Law Community Involvement: LGBT Bar Association Law Student Congress Florida and Puerto Rico Chair; Mercy Corps […]

Annual Diversity Event Highlights UF Law’s Inclusive Community

Name and Year:  Aaron Chatmon (JD 20) Hometown: Waldorf, MD Undergraduate Institution: B.A. in General Studies, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Graduate Institution: M.Ed. in Counseling Education, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Law School Involvement: President, Black Law Students Association; Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International; Treasure, Mental Health Law Association; General Editor, Journal of Law and […]

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