Trusts & Estates Law
Trying to decide how to spend your summer? Paid legal employment in the field of your choice is always a great option. But we know that paid summer positions jobs are not always available, especially for rising 2Ls. So what’s a student to do? This category lists options you shouldn’t overlook, including externships that provide a placement in an employment setting with exposure to practice in this area, fellowships or scholarships that students can apply for that support unpaid internships or externships in this field, summer study abroad programs that emphasize this field of law, and other relevant opportunities. Externships are for-credit experiential learning opportunities, where the student is supervised both by a lawyer at the placement and a faculty member, with educational requirements the student must meet. Financial aid is generally available for students who enroll in externships on the same terms as for other coursework.
Externships are for-credit experiential learning opportunities, where the student is supervised both by a lawyer at the placement site and a faculty member, with educational requirements the student must meet. Financial aid is generally available for students who enroll in externships on the same terms as for other coursework.
Recognizing that a sufficient education in estate planning requires practical experience, we enhance the classroom experience by facilitating student placement in judicial externships for academic credit in the probate divisions of several judicial circuits both during the academic year and over summer. Please view the academic externship program page for more details.
The Center for Estate Planning:
UF Law’s commitment to a robust estate planning program is shown through its ongoing, generous support of the Center for Estate Planning. Whether you decide to pursue a concentration in estate planning or simply have an interest in estate planning, the Center is the hub of information. The Center integrates teaching, training, research, scholarship, and public service with the goals of advancing estates and trusts knowledge, law, policy, professionalism, and skills. The Center offers a wide variety of programs available to all students. For more information visit the Center for Estate Planning web page.
The Estate Planning Certificate Program:
The Center for Estate Planning administers the Estate Planning Certificate Program, which is designed to give students a well-rounded legal education with focus in the areas of estates and trusts planning, drafting and administration (thereby implicating the laws of gifts, loans, intestate succession, wills, trusts, future interests, probate, fiduciary law, family holding entities, valuation discounts, and taxation). Our friendly and knowledgeable professors and staff are accessible for career counseling and advice. For more information, visit the Estate Planning Certificate Program web page.
In addition, many practices may face crossover issues concerning estate planning and family law. Students may want to pursue joint certificates in Estate Planning and Family Law. For more information about joint certificates, please contact Professors Lee-ford Tritt (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nancy Dowd (email@example.com). For more information, visit the Family Law Certificate Program web page.