Jobs & Opportunities: Oct. 14, 2013

Published: October 14th, 2013

Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Enrollment deadline for priority pre-registration for the ELULP Certificate Program

Students interested in enrolling in the Environmental & Land Use Law Certificate Program are encouraged to do so before Thursday. Through the ELUL Certificate Program, students can graduate from law school with a valuable credential that indicates both concentration and accomplishment in these two fields. If you have recently enrolled, or plan to do so, contact Lena Hinson at to set up an appointment with Professor Mary Jane Angelo, director of the ELULP, to discuss your course of study for spring and summer 2014. For more information on the ELUL Certificate Program visit Enrollment forms are available online.  Students enrolled in the certificate program will receive email notification regarding priority pre-registration dates for certificate core courses.

Summer study abroad program informational meeting

Come learn about the summer study abroad programs offered by UF Law at the following informational meetings – pizza and beverages will be provided.

South Africa – Wednesday, Oct. 16, 12-1 p.m., HOL 345

Externship informational meeting takes place on Tuesday

The Levin College of Law Academic Externship Program will hold an Informational meeting to discuss summer 2014 externship opportunities with federal judges and other courts and agencies that are currently accepting applications for summer externships. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at noon in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180. Students who are interested in summer externships are strongly encouraged to attend.

Externships offer students learning opportunities not found in the classroom and expose them to a variety of opportunities in the legal profession while earning academic credit. Externships are available at government agencies, corporations, in judges’ chambers, and with nonprofit legal institutions.

Certificate student registration priority takes place Oct. 21-25

All certificate programs will be conducting priority registration during the week of Oct. 21 – 25. You must be enrolled in one of the certificate programs in order to be eligible for registration priority. Enrolled students will receive registration priority only in core courses. Certificate programs are available in: criminal justice, environmental & land use law, estate planning, intellectual property law, international & comparative law and family law.

If you would like to enroll in a certificate program or for more information, visit

Open enrollment for the certificate in family law

Family law is not just about marriage and divorce. It encompasses both civil and criminal law practices that affect children and families. It includes adoption law, education law, domestic violence law, dependency/child welfare and juvenile justice. Other examples are immigration, human rights, health issues affecting families, trafficking and poverty law.

Enroll now for the certificate in family law and get registration priority for core courses. Enrollment forms and certificate requirements can be found at Enrollment forms can be turned in to Debbie Kelley in 368A.

Estate planning certificate: Enroll now

If you were unable to make the estate planning certificate information meeting it is not too late to enroll. All enrolled students get registration priority in core certificate courses. More information about the certificate and the enrollment form can be found at Turn your application in to Professor Leeford Tritt or Debbie Kelley in 368A.

The E. Thom Rumberger Fellows Program deadline Oct. 31

Applications are being taken for the first E. Thom Rumberger Fellow, a one-year fellowship 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 deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

The fellowship will begin in spring 2014. The fellow will participate in a learning opportunity dealing with environmental policy in a state or federal agency or an NGO. The fellow also will 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 (JD 61), 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.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter of interest and resume electronically to:

Selection Committee
The E. Thom Rumberger Fellows Program
c/o Center for Governmental Responsibility
Attention: Lenny Kennedy (