Gator Law

The UF Levin College of Law, in partnership with the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program and Office of First-Generation Student Success, invites you to learn about an exciting and unique program that connects your academic endeavors to professional experiences in the field of law.

The GatorLaw Mentorship Program is a valuable opportunity for first-generation college students who are considering, or are already interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession. GatorLaw will allow you to define your goals, learn about legal education and career options, as well as to develop mentor relationships with current UF Law students.

As a participant, you will benefit from the following services:

Mentoring opportunities with UF Law students
Opportunity to network with other participants, UF Law faculty, alumni and students
Participation in specialty workshops
Observing law school courses
Invitation to law school events
Law school admissions counseling
Law school application assistance

The only eligibility requirements for GatorLaw are that students identify as first-generation and will not graduate before the program begins (Fall graduates who will still be in Gainesville are eligible to apply).

Applications are now open and will be due October 23rd by 8:00am. If chosen, students will be invited to a welcome reception on October 24th at 5:30pm at the Levin College of Law.

For more information, please contact Erica Aguiar at,