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                              The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law,
                              Gainesville, FL
                              [By Heather Jung]
                              Founded in 1909, University of Florida’s law school, the Fredric G. Levin College of Law, is accredited by the American Bar
                              Association and is ranked as a Top 50 law school by U.S. News & World Report.




Originally called the College of Law, the school       U.S. law schools with race centers, the CSRRR is      As the oldest law school in Florida, Levin
was named after prominent Florida attorney             uniquely focused on curriculum development.”          College of Law has produced many notable
and University of Florida alumnus Fredric                                                                    alumni. Over the past 40 years, four presidents
G. Levin (known for bringing a class-action            The center hosts lectures, workshops, and             of the American Bar Association have been
lawsuit against tobacco companies) when he             forums throughout the year.                           graduates of the school. Other famous alumni
donated $0 million to the school in 999. The                                                               include former Florida Attorney General
                                                       Other clinics, institutes, and centers available
donation was matched by the State of Florida.                                                                Richard Ervin, former U.S. Congressman
                                                       to students include the Center on Children and
The combined donations made the college one                                                                  William Lantaff, and Spessard Holland, former
                                                       Families, which develops and administers the
of the best-endowed public schools in America.                                                               Florida governor and U.S. Senator.
                                                       school’s certificate program in family law in
                                                       order to train children’s advocates; the Center
According to the school’s prospectus, the                                                                    The University of Florida is located in the city of
                                                       for Governmental Responsibility, the oldest
median GPA for the entering class of 2005 was                                                                Gainesville in Alachua County. The city is fairly
                                                       legal and public policy research institute; and
3.59, while the median LSAT score was 59.                                                                   well known among punk and ska enthusiasts,
                                                       the Institute for Dispute Resolution.
While the school “gives substantial weight to                                                                as it has produced bands such as Sister Hazel,
numerical predictors of academic success,” such                                                              Less than Jake, and The Usuals.
                                                       In February 2006, Levin College of Law
as undergraduate GPAs and LSAT scores, its
                                                       reported its employment statistics to NALP.
administrators realize that these numbers alone                                                              Cultural staples in Gainesville include the
                                                       According to the report, the school graduated
“are not dispositive” and will take into account                                                             Florida Museum of Natural History, the Civic
                                                       377 students between August 3, 2004, and
factors such as “difficulty of prior academic                                                                Media Center, and the Harn Museum of Art.
                                                       September , 2005. Of those 377 graduates,
programs, academic honors, letters of evaluation                                                             The city hosts one of the largest NHRA-circuit
                                                       330 were employed (reflecting an 87.5%
from instructors, or graduate training.”                                                                     events, the Gatornationals, at the Gainesville
                                                       employment rate), 0 were unemployed, 20
                                                                                                             Raceway every March.
                                                       were pursuing graduate studies, and 7 were
The University of Florida is one of only five law
                                                       not seeking employment.
schools with academic research and resource                                                                  On the net
centers devoted to studying race and race              Levin College of Law allows students to set up
relations. The Center for the Study of Race and        their own joint-degree programs. Any student          The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin
Race Relations (CSRRR) mission statement states:       interested in pursuing a joint degree must            College of Law
                                                       fill out a form and submit it to the associate        www.law.ufl.edu
“The CSRRR is committed to de-stigmatizing             dean of students in the student affairs
race in America. With the objective of fostering       office. The program must also be approved             Center for the Study of Race and Race
communities of dialogue, the Center embraces           by the graduate program and the graduate              Relations
historically and empirically based thinking,           school. Some of the joint-degree programs             www.law.ufl.edu/centers/csrrr
talking, teaching, and writing on race. To this        established by students in the past have
end, the Center creates and supports programs          focused on accounting, mass communication,            Gainesville, FL
designed to enhance race-related curriculum            pharmacology, medical sciences, natural               www.cityofgainesville.org
development for faculty, staff, and students in        resources, urban and regional planning, and
collegiate and professional schools. Of the five       women’s studies.


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Description: Fredric G Levin College Of Law Of The University Of Florida Devoted To Studying Race And Race Relations Through The Center For The Study Of Race And Race Relations CSRRR. The Program Enhances Race Related Issues. The College Also Offers Joint Degree Programs.
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