UF Law has a longstanding tradition of preparing its graduates for significant leadership roles. We placed first in Florida, fourth among public schools, and eighth overall in “output,” i.e. the caliber of a school’s graduates.
UF Law is fourth among public law schools (eighth overall) for the number of degrees granted to sitting federal judges as of 2014, according to Federal Judicial Center data; more than 250 graduates serve as state appellate and trial judges in Florida and many serve in those roles in other states.
No other law school has produced as many presidents of the American Bar Association since 1973; five including 2010-11 president Steve Zack (pictured). Graduates are also represented by the majority of The Florida Bar presidents, including current president Eugene Pettis (JD 85), Gwynne Young (JD 74), Scott Hawkins (JD 83), Mayanne Downs (JD 87), and John G. White III (JD 79). Four Florida Governors and hundreds of state senators, representatives and cabinet members hail from UF Law. Twelve graduates also became college presidents, and more than a dozen have served as deans of law schools.