Jobs & Opportunities: Oct. 21, 2013

Published: October 21st, 2013

Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Certificate student registration priority takes place this week

All certificate programs will be conducting priority registration this week. 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.

Intellectual Property Certificate Program hosts informational lunch Tuesday

The Intellectual Property Certificate Program will host an informational lunch Tuesday at noon in room HOL 285A. The meeting is open to all students interested in the certificate and students already enrolled in the program. Learn about the certificate requirements and priority registration and enjoy some pizza.

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 (