Levin College of Law

Go Greater

University of Florida Levin College of Law is on a quest to become a top 10 public law school. A new $4 million fundraising initiative sparked by UF Law alumnus Hugh Culverhouse, UF Board of Trustees vice chairman Mori Hosseini, and UF Provost Joe Glover will move UF Law closer to that goal.

 


A message from the dean

We are one step closer to our goal of becoming a top 10 public law school.  UF Law alumnus Hugh Culverhouse (JD 74), UF Board of Trustees vice chairman Mori Hosseini, and UF Provost Joe Glover have come together to lead a new $4 million fundraising initiative for UF Law.

Hugh and Mori have each promised to give $500,000 to UF Law to support student scholarships, and Provost Glover has pledged to match their combined $1 million contribution, so long as we raise a matching $2 million dollars from at least 2,000 alumni and friends by June 30, 2018.

I know we can do this!  Last summer, we unlocked a record $4.5 million in student scholarship support in just three months and enrolled one of the most diverse and highly credentialed classes in UF Law history.

Now we have the opportunity to continue that momentum while also increasing the percentage of our alumni contributing to UF Law.  Currently, 8% of our alumni donate in any given year.  If we meet our goal of 2,000 donors by June 30, 2018, our percentage will almost double to 15%.  More importantly, we will be on a path to compete with other top public law schools.

As I’ve said before, no gift is too small – or too big!  Your gift, no matter the size, will contribute to our alumni participation rate.

I am truly thankful for Hugh’s continued generosity, and for the steadfast support of Mori and Provost Glover.  And I thank you in advance for extending the value of your contributions by participating in this challenge.  Together, we will rise!

Thank you,
Dean Laura A. Rosenbury

Laura Rosenbury
UF Law Dean


Campaign Priorities

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

Give today to participate in the $4 Million Matching Challenge

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

Help us engage alumni and friends to garner support from 2,000 new donors! To achieve these goals, we will need the help of Alumni Ambassadors. Learn more about the Alumni Ambassadors program.