University of Florida Levin College of Law students are beginning their careers by giving back.
During the 2012 UF Law commencement ceremony, graduating 3L Sarah Moore presented UF Law Dean Robert Jerry with a check for $55,250 – a class gift from the graduates.
The annual class gift – a UF Law tradition from the past that was reinstated in 2002 – is a way for 3Ls to contribute to the continued quality legal education offered by UF Law.
Moore said the participation in the class gift was significantly higher than the previous year and she was proud to work with fellow UF Law students Jessica Couvertier (JD 12) and Dan Lazaro (JD 12) in encouraging students to contribute to this year’s gift.
“We were able to surpass our goal and that was largely due to the dedication of the class of 2012 to UF Law, and to the idea of giving back to the community,” Moore said.
One hundred percent of the student contributions goes to UF Law and students can restrict their gifts to specific student organizations if desired.
“I am continually impressed and humbled to see our graduating students so willing to give back and support the next generation at UF Law,” Jerry said. “The fact that students contributed more than $50,000 in these uncertain economic times speaks to the strength of the Gator Nation and the likelihood that these strong bonds will continue throughout their careers.”
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