J.D. Fellowships

Conservation Law J.D. Summer Fellowships

The UF Environmental and Land Use Law Program and Conservation Clinic invite applications for ELUL J.D. Summer fellowships. Fellowships are awarded to J.D. students who either have enrolled in the Conservation Clinic or commit to enroll in it for at least one semester after completion of the fellowship placement. Fellows must demonstrate exceptional commitment to and achievement in environmental and land use law. Fellows enhance their applied education in a suitable placement during the summer following their first or second year (which may be an externship for credit or another placement approved by the selection committee) working on environmental and land use law projects of relevance to the Conservation Clinic. The J.D. Fellow receives a grant of up to $ 2,500. The deadline for applications for Summer 2015 is January 31, 2015.

Fellowship qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental or land use law
  • Academic achievement
  • Leadership in student or civic activities related to environmental or land use law

To apply, applicants must submit

  • A brief statement (one single-spaced page) explaining the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the fellowship
  • A resume
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A writing sample of no more than 15 pages
  • Application deadline for Summer 2015 is January 31, 2015. Applications should be submitted as a single word or pdf document attachment emailed to lkennedy@law.ufl.edu with “ELULP J.D. Fellowship” in the subject line.
  • Note: the awarding of scholarships or fellowships may affect the maximum amount of financial aid a student may receive.

Environmental and Land Use Law J.D. Minority Fellowships

The UF Environmental and Land Use Law Program invites applications for the ELUL J.D. Minority Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to a minority law student who has demonstrated interest in environmental or land use law or any law student who has distinguished himself or herself through excellent academic achievement and has demonstrated interest in the impact of environmental or land use law on racial or ethnic minority groups or historically disadvantaged populations.

As part of the Fellowship, the selected student will be placed either in an environmental externship for credit, an unpaid internship, or as a research assistant to a UF faculty member conducting research on environmental or land use law. Students may apply for and secure a placement on their own (through the UF externship program or otherwise) or they may apply for the fellowship and, if selected, the Program Director will assist them in identifying and securing an appropriate placement.

Completion of the placement is a requirement for the Fellowship recipient. The duration of externship or internship placements will generally be at least 8 weeks /40 hour per week for summer placements. Part-time placements during the semester may be allowed if available, with the approval of the ELULP Director. Prior to commencing the placement, the student will participate in a pre-placement orientation covering topics relevant to the placement. The ELUL Minority Fellow will receive a grant of $2,000. The deadline for applications for Summer 2015 is January 31, 2015.

Fellowship qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental or land use law
  • Academic achievement
  • Leadership in student or civic activities related to environmental or land use law

To apply, applicants must submit

  • A brief statement (one single-spaced page) explaining the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the fellowship
  • A resume
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A writing sample of no more than 15 pages
  • Application deadline forSummer 2015 is January 31, 2015. Applications should be submitted as a single word or pdf document attachment emailed to lkennedy@law.ufl.edu with “ELULP J.D. Minority Fellowship” in the subject line.
  • Note: the awarding of scholarships or fellowships may affect the maximum amount of financial aid a student may receive.

The E. Thom Rumberger Fellows Program

The Center for Governmental Responsibility and the UF Environmental and Land Use Law Program invite applications for E. Thom Rumberger Fellowship, a one-year fellowship for current UF Levin College of Law student in the field of environmental law, with a maximum award of $5,000. Fellows will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in environmental issues, public policy, and a commitment to public service.

The Fellowship begins in spring semester. The Fellow will participate in a learning opportunity dealing with environmental policy in a state or federal agency or an NGO. The Fellow will also participate in the summer Everglades course, “Ecosystems of South Florida”, a field-based interdisciplinary graduate course on watershed management, funded in part by the Florida Water Law Endowment Fund.

The Rumberger Fellowship was created by family and friends of the late Thom Rumberger, who was the General Counsel to the Everglades Foundation, founding partner of Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell, and a renowned advocate for the environment, in particular, the Florida Everglades.

Fellowship qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental or land use law
  • Academic achievement
  • Leadership in student or civic activities related to environmental or land use law

To apply, applicants must submit

  • A brief statement (one single-spaced page) explaining the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the fellowship
  • A resume
  • An unofficial transcript
  • Applications should be submitted electronically with “Rumberger Fellowship Application” in the subject line to:

Selection Committee
The E. Thom Rumberger Fellows Program
c/o Center for Governmental Responsibility
Attn: Lenny Kennedy (lkennedy@law.ufl.edu)

  • Note: the awarding of scholarships or fellowships may affect the maximum amount of financial aid a student may receive.