UF Law fosters and supports a vibrant, intellectually stimulating and open minded law school community, both in and out of the classroom. UF Law students are able to choose from a wide variety of student organizations representing the diverse UF Law community, including extracurricular intellectual pursuits, sports, cultural identity, sexual identity and more. Students also enjoy a wide variety of community service opportunities, social functions and law school-sponsored events, frequently featuring prestigious national figures.
- Eight visits from U.S. Supreme Court justices in eight years
- Top leaders addressing a broad range of timely legal topics throughout each semester
- Alumni-sponsored social events, including an annual barbecue and an ice cream social
- Student-sponsored programs, ranging from multi-day conferences to the annual “law professor auction” in the courtyard
Gainesville and beyond
Outside of the law campus, Gainesville is home to state circuit courts, a federal courthouse, the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center and the Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center. Representatives of federal and state agencies, as well as numerous law firms, regularly appear at or sponsor UF Law events.
Gainesville is often noted as one of the country’s most desirable areas to live.
- No. 1 out of 400 cities in the U.S. and Canada by Cities Ranked and Rated, Second Edition thanks to its low cost of living, dynamic arts community, lush natural environment and major university home
- Included in the “Where to Live Next” list by Smithsonian Magazine
- One of National Geographic’s “50 Best Places to Live and Play”
- No. 5 best college city in America, according to WalletHub.com
- No. 1 among “Cities on the Rise” by Nerdwallet.com
Gainesville is only a short drive from a number of state parks and nature activities, including hiking and exploring natural springs. The beach is only a one-and-a-half hour drive from Gainesville as well, making for a great weekend getaway. Click here for more information on Gainesville and its environs.
See our Events Calendar pages for more information.
See our Life at UF Law pages for more about the community.