Levin College of Law

Go Greater

University of Florida Levin College of Law is pleased to announce its third annual Culverhouse Challenge in honor of the 110th anniversary of UF Law.

 


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Levin College of Law is pleased to announce its third annual Culverhouse Challenge in honor of the 110th anniversary of UF Law.

Hugh Culverhouse, from the UF Law Class of 1974, has committed to a 10:1 match of 1,000 donations of $110, for a total gift of $1.1 million to fund student scholarships.

“I remain committed to legal education,” said Culverhouse. “As Florida’s flagship law school, UF Law must continue to provide access to those who may not have the ability to afford a legal education. As alumni, we should rise together in support of future lawyers and leaders of our communities.”

UF Law Dean Laura A. Rosenbury says this challenge is designed to entice three special populations of UF Law alumni to participate.

“We will focus on reaching alumni who work in government and public interest sectors, alumni who have never given to UF Law, and alumni who have graduated within the last 15 years,” said Dean Rosenbury. “But, of course, all alumni and friends are encouraged to support our students and celebrate the anniversary of the law school through a gift.”

In addition to his own generous gifts, Culverhouse has spurred several fundraising challenges at UF Law, generating millions of dollars in new student scholarship support.

In 2017, Culverhouse initiated a challenge to the UF Law community to raise $1.5 million to match his $1.5 million commitment. His gift was then matched by the university, resulting in $4.5 million in new scholarship support. In 2018, Culverhouse joined with UF Board of Trustees Chairman Mori Hosseini, who each committed $500,000 to match $1 million in donations from alumni and friends. Once again the university matched their gifts, resulting in $3 million in new scholarship support.

“This new commitment to UF Law is an excellent way to acknowledge the incredible legacy of leadership built over the last 110 years,” said UF President Kent Fuchs. “We thank Mr. Culverhouse for his generous support of our students and we look forward to seeing how these funds – and those raised as a result of the challenge – will have a positive impact on future students.”

“We are so grateful for Hugh’s continued support of legal education and UF Law,” said Dean Rosenbury. “Another infusion of support from the Culverhouse Challenge will fuel UF Law’s continued rise.”

The University of Florida now ranks 7th among all public universities. The Levin College of Law ranks 12th among public law schools and 31st among all law schools. A robust public-private partnership remains a top priority for the entire university community.

To celebrate UF Law’s anniversary through the scholarship challenge, please visit https://www.uff.ufl.edu/giving-opportunities/020079-uf-law-student-scholarship/ or call UF Law’s Development and Alumni Affairs team at 352-273-0640.


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 Celebrates 110th Anniversary with New Culverhouse Challenge

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Levin College of Law is pleased to announce its third annual Culverhouse Challenge in honor of the 110th anniversary of UF Law. Hugh Culverhouse, from the UF Law Class of 1974, has committed to a 10:1 match of 1,000 donations of $110, for a total gift of $1.1 million […]

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

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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.


Influencing the future

Kathryn Kimball Mizelle

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 Mizelle

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

Support UF Law Today

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.

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Help us engage alumni and friends! To achieve our goals, we will need the help of Alumni Ambassadors. Learn more about the Alumni Ambassadors program.