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  • The Environmental, Land Use, and Real Estate Law Program awards fellowships each year to students pursuing a career in environmental or land use law to provide financial assistance to support summer or semester in practice opportunities.  Fellowships typically are awarded early in the spring semester.

    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 or in in the semester in practice program 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. Application deadlines will be announced early in the spring semester.

    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
    • Completion of the placement is a requirement for the Fellowship recipient

    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
    • 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 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 an internship, a semester in practice placement 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 or they may apply for the fellowship and, if selected, the Program Director will assist them in identifying and securing an appropriate placement. Application deadlines will be announced early in the spring semester.

    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
    • Completion of the placement is a requirement for the Fellowship recipient

    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
    • 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. Application deadlines will be announced early in the spring semester.

    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
    • Completion of the placement is a requirement for the Fellowship recipient.

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