Curriculum

Required Core Courses

  • Environmental Law (3 or 4 credits)
  • Natural Resources Law (3 credits)
  • Land Use Planning and Control Law (3 or 4 credits)
  • Administrative Law (3 credits), or Florida Administrative Law (2 or 3 credits)
  • Capstone Colloquium (1 credit)

Electives

  • Adaptive Management: Water and Watershed Systems (3 credits)
  • Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • Advanced Environmental Law & Litigation (3 credits)
  • Advanced Takings Law (2-3 credits)
  • Agricultural Law and Policy (3 credits)
  • Condominium & Community Development Law (2 credits)
  • Conservation Clinic (3 credits; may be taken for 1 or 2 semesters)
  • Ecosystems of South Florida (2 credits)
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution (2 credits)
  • Environmental Issues in Business Transactions (3 credits)
  • Externship (up to 6 credits)
  • Florida Administrative Law (2-3 credits)
  • Independent Study – Must be overseen by an Environmental Faculty member (up to 3 credits)
  • International and Comparative Environmental Law* (2 credits)
  • International and Comparative Environmental Law Skills Lab* (1 credit)
  • International Environmental Justice* (2 credits)
  • International Environmental Moot Court (1 credit)
  • International Trade and Environment (2-3 credits)
  • Land Finance (3 credits)
  • Law & Economics (2-3 credits)
  • Legislation (2 credits)
  • Local Government Law (2-3 credits)
  • Mediation & Other Dispute Resolution Processes (2-3 credits)
  • Negotiation and Mediation (3-4 credits)
  • Negotiation, Mediation & Other Dispute Resolution Processes (3-4 credits)
  • Water Law (2 credits)
  • Wetlands and Watersheds: Law, Science & Policy (3 credits)

Seminars

  • Animal Rights & the Law
  • Agricultural Policy and the Environment
  • Ecology & the Law
  • Environmental Justice
  • Historic Preservation Law
  • International Environment & Trade
  • Land Use
  • Energy Law
  • Selected Issues in Public Policy
  • Supreme Court and the Environment
  • Sustainable Development
  • Takings Law
  • Wildlife Law
 
*Offered through the Summer Environmental Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica

In addition to the core courses and electives, students interested in deeper knowledge about environmental and land use issues can draw on the resources and opportunities offered by the University of Florida, a major research University with a wealth of relevant programs and degrees.

Other courses may qualify as certificate electives with the Director’s approval.

For detailed course descriptions, see the curriculum.

Curriculum Roadmaps

A general roadmap for students interested in environmental law, but not pursuing the certificate can be found at http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/degree-programs/juris-doctor/curriculum-roadmaps/environmental-land-use-law.