ABA Required Disclosures
The University of Florida Levin College of Law has been accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1925. For more information on ABA accreditation, please contact:
Office of the Managing Director
ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
321 North Clark Street, Floor 21
Chicago, IL 60654
The ABA requires that law schools disclose a variety of consumer information to current and prospective students. The Standard 509 Information Report, which is compiled from data submitted in the latest (2016) annual ABA questionnaire, contains much of this information.
Mandated disclosures – Standard 509(b)
- 2016 Standard 509 Information Report
- Employment Summary Report
The Standard 509 Information Report includes the following:
- Admissions data
- Tuition and fees, living costs, and financial aid
- Conditional scholarship
- Enrollment data, including academic, transfer, and other attrition
- Numbers of full-time and part-time faculty, professional librarians, and administrators
- Class sizes for first-year and upper-class courses; number of seminar, clinical and co-curricular offerings
- Employment outcomes
- Bar passage data
Other required disclosures – Standards 509(c) and 509(d)
- Refund of fees
- Curricular offerings, academic calendar, and academic requirements:
- Transfer of credit
- Articulation agreement: The College of Law does not have any articulation agreements with other institutions.
- The College of Law does not offer scholarships conditional on law school academic performance.
Student Learning Outcomes
As prepared for the SACS University-wide accreditation process, the law school identified the following student learning outcomes for the J.D. program:
- Students identify, describe and apply legal rules and principles as required to practice law and obtain licenses to practice law;
- Students conduct independent legal research;
- Students produce legal writing of professional quality;
- Students apply laws and rules to different factual settings and engage in legal argumentation;
- Students demonstrate knowledge of the shared values of the legal profession and ethical problem-solving and the skills to create a professional identity.
Additional information and elaboration on disclosures:
- Admissions and financial aid
- Standards for admission
- Fall 2016 entering class profile
- Viewbook (additional enrollment information)
- Qualifications for admission to the bar: In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
- Financial aid
- Faculty and administration profiles
- Employment statistics
Any student who believes that the University of Florida Levin College of Law is out of compliance with any of the applicable ABA Standards may submit a written complaint to Associate Dean Rachel Inman in the Office of Student Affairs. All complaints will be handled within 14 class days. Any appeal should be filed with the Academic Standards Committee within five class days of the Associate Dean’s decision.