Levin College of Law

Go Greater

Set a New Precedent – Go Greater!


A message from the dean

UF Law is part of an exciting and ambitious university-wide campaign to “Go Greater.” In October 2017, the entire UF community embarked on the most ambitious fundraising initiative in its history. UF’s Go Greater campaign seeks to raise $3 billion in private commitments by 2022 in order to continue the university’s ascent.

At UF Law, we have set an ambitious goal to raise $50 million as part of the campaign. We have raised $17 million to date, receiving several transformative gifts during the quiet phase of the campaign. This quiet phase is now over – and we need you to join the momentum.

Our focus remains on investing in key areas that will move our law school forward: highly-credentialed students, superior job placement, and cutting-edge faculty and programs.

The student body forms the core of any great law school – but even more so at UF Law. Our students do more than join conversations; they start them, shape them, and bring them to the forefront. Our students go on to become leaders in business, public interest, law firms, and state and national government. To foster and build this great community, we must continue to recruit the best and brightest students, not just from Florida, but from every corner of our country and around the globe. Students with diverse backgrounds and life experiences help build a legal profession that is more responsive to the most pressing issues of our time.

We have an obligation to our students, our state, and the world to keep pushing further and faster. We will build on UF Law’s traditional strengths as we continue to recruit and retain top legal minds to UF Law.

UF Law has made tremendous progress over the last two years, but this is only the beginning. Only together will we go forward – stronger, bolder and Greater.

Thank you,
Dean Laura A. Rosenbury

Laura Rosenbury
UF Law Dean


Campaign Impact

The University of Florida Levin College of Law has embarked on a concerted, university-wide effort to raise significant philanthropic support for our highest strategic priorities. Through the campaign, UF Law will raise $50 million as part of the University of Florida’s $3 billion Go Greater Campaign. This campaign will shape the College of Law for generations to come, helping us to become a top 10 public law school. Our success hinges on three campaign priorities:

Students


Recruiting the best and brightest students to the Gator Law nation.

Faculty & Programs


Supporting cutting-edge faculty and programs.

Careers


Placing UF law graduates in their dream jobs upon graduation, unrestricted by debt.

 Campaign Gift Announcements

UF Law Announces Gerald A. Rosenthal Chair in Labor and Employment Law

University of Florida Levin College of Law is proud to announce the newly-endowed Gerald A. Rosenthal Chair in Labor and Employment Law. The new chair, designed to recruit a nationally-recognized expert in labor and employment law, is made possible through a $2 million gift from Gerald A. Rosenthal (JD 73) and his late wife, Ingrid […]

UF Law Names Admissions Office in Honor of Gerald (JD 65) and Joanne Schackow’s $500,000 Gift

University of Florida Levin College of Law is proud to name its admissions office the “Gerald Schackow Admissions Office” in recognition of a $500,000 gift from UF Law alum and local attorney Gerald “Jerry” Schackow (JD 65) and his wife, Joanne. An unveiling celebration took place on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Marcia Whitney Schott […]

UF Law Completes Record $4.5 Million Fundraising Initiative

More than 1,400 alumni and friends of the University of Florida Levin College of Law contributed $1.5 million to meet the Culverhouse Challenge, an initiative to unlock two $1.5 million matching donations from UF alum Hugh Culverhouse (JD 74) and UF Provost Joe Glover.

UF alumna Jane Sun contributes $1.8 million to UF Law

A gift from UF alumna Jane Sun strengthens the global focus of UF Law by bringing top Chinese students to campus and placing UF Law students in Chinese companies. The $1.8 million gift will be used to provide scholarships to students from China seeking to study at UF and to support UF student externships in China.

Alum contributes $1 million to support LL.M. tax students

An anonymous UF Law alumnus contributed $1 million to the UF Law Taxation Program. The gift will establish The Graduate Tax Assistantship Fund, which will help UF Law provide financial aid to LL.M. students in the form of research assistantships. This support will allow UF Law to attract the best and most qualified LL.M. students.


Influencing the future

Kathryn Kimball

Clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, 2018 term (JD 12)

"Our graduates leave this institution ready to do and invest in their communities. They are doers, they don’t sit back. They are initiators. I think that’s who Gators are. If you want to become a part of that community, you should strongly consider coming to the University of Florida."

Alumni

John Cervera

Former extern with the City Attorney’s Office of North Miami Beach (JD 19)

"Today, when I read or hear the phrase Gator Nation, I don’t think of buzzwords or even my own career. All I feel is a profound sense of pride, that to walk through these halls is an honor. I think of the day that I too may join in the rich legacy of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. And, as they did before me, I also will give back to the law school that offered me this great privilege. Thanks to our alumni, UF Law can continue its rise in the rankings and towards becoming one of the best public law schools in the country."

Student

D. Daniel Sokol

University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, University Term Professor

"The challenges of legal education are such that what use to be a nearly free education, is incredibly expensive for students today. To attract the best students that we can, we need your help. We need to defray the cost of education to give people opportunities to be involved in public service, to be involved in the broader community, to be able to afford innovative, new teaching opportunities in Gainesville, in Miami, and indeed around the world, whether China, Latin American or Europe. We need the infrastructure to bring technology into the classroom. "

Faculty

Kathryn Kimball

Clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, 2018 term (JD 12)

"Our graduates leave this institution ready to do and invest in their communities. They are doers, they don’t sit back. They are initiators. I think that’s who Gators are. If you want to become a part of that community, you should strongly consider coming to the University of Florida."

Alumni

Take action

MAKE A GIFT ONLINE

Giving online is often the easiest and fastest way to make a contribution to UF Law. If you wish to give to a fund that is not listed, please click on College of Law Annual Fund (000331) and specify your designation in the “Comments” section or call the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at 352-273-0640.

MAKE A GIFT BY MAIL

We also accept mailed payments. Please include the purpose or fund designation on your check memo line or in an accompanying note and make checks payable to:

UF Foundation, College of Law 
P.O. Box 14425
Gainesville, FL 32604

To make a pledge, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at 352-273-0640 or development@law.ufl.edu.

MAKE A GIFT BY PHONE

You may call the UF Foundation’s Gift Processing office at 1-877-351-2377 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, Mon-Fri.). They can immediately process American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Diner’s Club donations. Please be sure to designate your gift to the law school and include the fund number or any other necessary details to direct your gift to a specific purpose.

Become a Volunteer

To achieve these goals, we will need the help of Alumni Ambassadors. Learn more about the Alumni Ambassadors program.