Enriching Spring Break Opportunities

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Student participants in the 2019 Alternative Spring Break Program 

Many FSU Law students chose to spend part of their spring break pursuing academic endeavors. Thirteen FSU Law students participated in the 11th annual Alternative Spring Break Program and traveled to Apopka to assist migrant and seasonal farmworkers by working with the Farmworker Association of Florida. The program, which is coordinated by the College of Law's Public Interest Law Center, is an opportunity for students to observe the challenges faced by this population and to receive training on conducting outreach and educating workers about their legal rights. Student activities included working in nurseries, taking a “toxic tour” of Lake Apopka, talking with farmworkers, and learning about farmworker immigration issues, human and labor trafficking, the H2A guest worker program, pesticide exposure and heat stress. 

Meanwhile in Tallahassee, many students attended a Law and Risk Management course, which is held every year during spring break. Taught by alumnus Fred Karlinsky (’92), the course provides students with a wealth of valuable information on risk management policy and tips for success in the practice of law and business. Speakers included industry specialists in Florida's insurance market and leaders in Florida's administration and public finance sectors. Twelve students from the online Juris Master (J.M.) Program, who hail from around the nation, came to campus for the course. 

Published on April 5, 2019