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, 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 Center is directed by Professor Lee-Ford Tritt. The Center works closely with the Graduate Tax Program and the UF Institute for Learning in Retirement.
All interested students are encouraged to join the Trusts & Estates Law Society. Check with Student Affairs or program Director for details.