UF Law’s Placement in Latest U.S. News Rankings
GAINESVILLE, FL – University of Florida Levin College of Law remains ranked 41st in the nation, 19th among public law schools, and the highest ranked law school in Florida in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The law school’s tax program held its spot as the 3rd ranked program and 1st among public law schools, and the environmental law program returned to the top 20, landing at 18th overall.
UF Law’s academic reputation ranking soared 8 places from 41st to 33rd. This is the law school’s highest-ever ranking in this category.
“We will continue our quest to become a top 10 public law school,” said Laura A. Rosenbury, Dean and Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law. “Last year’s seven-point surge in the rankings put us on the right track. We remain laser-focused on implementing new strategies to help our students become leaders in the legal profession and beyond.”
U.S. News analyzes a variety of metrics to calculate its rankings, including entering class credentials, faculty reputation, quality assessments by lawyers and judges, and employment outcomes. In just two years, applications to UF Law have increased 112%, resulting in a four-point increase in the median LSAT of the entering class and the enrollment of the most diverse classes in UF Law history.
Last fall, U.S. News ranked the University of Florida as a top 10 public research institution. UF Law now seeks to join the university with its own top 10 ranking – to be among the most elite public law schools.
Financial support continues to be critical to the law school’s sustained advancement.
“I cannot overstate the importance of the generosity of our alumni and friends,” Dean Rosenbury said. “Last summer’s giving challenge initiated by alum Hugh Culverhouse mobilized nearly 1,500 donors to contribute $1.5 million in just three months, unlocking $4.5 million in student scholarship support. We now have a new challenge that could unlock $4 million. To reach this goal, we need 2,000 donors to contribute $2 million by June 30, 2018. No gift is too small – or too big.”
More information on the challenge is available at: https://www.law.ufl.edu/alumni/go-greater.
“We are grateful for the university’s support and the support of our alumni,” Dean Rosenbury said. “Together, we will take UF Law to new heights, landing among the top 10 public law schools nationwide.”