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University of Florida

The University of Florida (UF) is a public research university located in the southeastern part of the United States. The school is Florida's oldest university and is consistently ranked as one of the United States' most academically diverse public universities.

UF has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings (including 170 with classrooms and laboratories). The northeast corner of campus is listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The UF residence halls have a total capacity of approximately 7,500 students and more than 1,000 graduate students.

The law school

The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law was founded in 1909 and has a long and extensive tradition of preparing its graduates for employment both within and outside the law. UF is one of the nation’s largest law schools, with approximately 1,200 students.

The school boasts an additional 18,000-plus alumni include numerous leaders in various business sectors. It is known for its leading programs in taxation, environmental and land use law, and family law.

The school has offered a number of impressive international programs for over 30 years, and many members of the faculty are experts in international legal issues. These programs and its LL.M. in Comparative Law Program for foreign lawyers expand the school’s curriculum and international offerings and strengthen its ties with programs and scholars around the globe.

The law school is located in North Central Florida and hosts one of the largest on-campus recruiting programs in the Southeast, with legal employers interviewing during fall and spring.

Tuition fees

The 2009-10 semester per credit hour tuition/fee for entering law students was $474.25 (30 hours=$14,227.50) for Florida residents and $1,119.74 (30 hours=$33,592.20) for non-residents, as defined in the UF Undergraduate Catalog.

Entry Requirements

The Program

The LLM in Comparative Law is designed exclusively for graduates of international (i.e. non-American) law schools who want to enhance their understanding of the American legal system and the English common law system.

The LLM in Environmental and Land Use Law is a one-year post-J.D. program providing an opportunity for experienced attorneys as well as recent law school graduates to spend an academic year full-time on the UF campus developing in-depth expertise in environmental and land use law.

Enrollment in the LLM in Taxation is limited to applicants who have attained a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from a law school accredited by the Association of American Law Schools. It should be noted, however, that graduates of law schools accredited or provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association, and graduates of law schools outside the U.S., may be considered for admission on the basis of outstanding credentials.

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