Photo: UF Law’s Gator Nation has dominated The Florida Bar, the nation’s second largest, with more than half of the presidents in its history. UF Law has also produced five presidents of the American Bar Association since 1973; that’s more than any other law school during the same period. Pictured are four former presidents of The Florida Bar plus the Florida Bar’s executive director. From left are Gwynne Young (JD 74), Scott Hawkins (JD 83), Eugene K. Pettis (JD 85), Executive Director John F. “Jack” Harkness (JD 69) and Mayanne Downs (JD 87).
The accomplishments, involvement and support of alumni have helped distinguish UF Law as one of the strongest alumni bases in the nation. More than 23,000 alumni have graduated since the college’s founding in 1909, representing UF throughout Florida, the nation, and more than 30 countries worldwide.
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