UF Law Accepts Invitation to Participate in Teach for America

Published: November 6th, 2006

Category: News Briefs, Students

UF College of Law

The Levin College of Law has accepted an invitation from the Teach for America program to become a participating college. The mission of the program is “building a highly selective national corps of outstanding recent college graduates—of all academic majors and career interests—who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools in our nation’s lowest-income communities and become lifelong leaders for expanding educational opportunity.”

Miami-Dade is one of the program’s placement sites. Under this program, any applicant admitted to the J.D. program here and to the Teach for American program will receive an automatic two-year deferral of his/her law admission. More information about the program is available at www.teachforamerica.org.

The law school is the second college on the UF campus to be invited to participate, joining the College of Medicine, which is already affiliated with the program.