LL.M. in Environmental & Land Use Law
Conservation Associate Scholarship Available
Applications are due by June 15, 2015, for the Fall 2015 semester, and October 15, 2015, for the Spring 2016 semester . Applications received after the deadline may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, if space permits. If you are applying after the deadline, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Fall 2014 Newsletter for the Environmental and Land Use Law Program
Past issues and brochure also available
This one-year, post-J.D. program provides an opportunity to spend an academic year full-time on the beautiful University of Florida campus developing in-depth expertise in environmental and land use law.
The University of Florida is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, which includes the 61 leading research universities in North America.
The LL.M. program is unique in that 6 of the 26 required credits must be from relevant graduate-level courses in UF departments outside of the law school, including offerings in wildlife ecology, interdisciplinary ecology, environmental engineering, and soil & water science.
Conservation Associate Scholarship Available
This award is available to selected LL.M. students who demonstrate exceptional commitment to, and achievement in, environmental and land use law. Each LL.M. Conservation Associate receives a grant of up to $5,000. Associates must commit to enroll in the Conservation Clinic for at least one semester, where they will work as “senior associates” under the supervision of the Clinic Director. Associates will take on significant responsibility for their projects and are expected to help mentor J.D. students enrolled in the Clinic. To apply, applicants should supplement their applications to the LL.M. program with a personal statement of 500 words or less as to why the applicant should be awarded a Conservation Associate Scholarship.
Individual attention, unique opportunities
LL.M. students receive individualized attention and consult with the Director to develop a course of study tailored to their particular interests. In addition to a broad range of academic courses, UF Law offers a wealth of environmental skills and field courses such as the Conservation Clinic, Environmental Dispute Resolution, and Wetlands & Watersheds.
LL.M. students may also apply for a seat in the spring break field course (previous offerings have included Sustainable Development in Belize, Central America, and Ocean and Coastal Law in Marineland, Florida); the South Florida Everglades field course offered in May; and the Environmental Law Program in Costa Rica offered during the summer.
“Through quality classroom instruction, excellent field course and conservation clinic experiences, UF’s ELULP LLM program expanded my knowledge base and interdisciplinary exposure to areas of environmental law and policy in invaluable and unforeseeable ways. This academic experience coupled with a fantastic and dedicated faculty make UF’s program truly unique. My curriculum was tailored to my personal interests and I was able to grow personally and professionally throughout the year.” – Alexis Segal, LL.M. 2013, Ecosystems Policy Advisor, Everglades Foundation Fellow, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Recent Student Publications
- Jaclyn Lopez (LL.M. 2014), Biodiversity on the Brink: The Role of “Assisted Migration” in Managing Endangered Species Threatened with Rising Seas, 39 Harvard Envtl. L. Rev. 157 (2015)
- Alexis K. Segal (LL.M. 2013), The Endangered Species Act and Marine Species Protection in the Climate Change Era, in Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives (Randall S. Abate ed., Oxford Univ. Press 2015)
- Thomas Ankersen, Chelsea Dalziel Hardy (LL.M. 2014) & W. Thomas Hawkins, Special Assessments for Flood Elevation (SAFE): Using the PACE Financing Mechanism as a Model for Funding Structure Elevation to Avoid Flood Risk, Environmental and Land Use Law Section Reporter, The Florida Bar, Vol. XXXVI, No. 3 (2015)
- Thomas T. Ankersen, Gabriela Stocks, Franklin Paniagua & Sekita Grant (LL.M. 2011), “Turtles Without Borders: The International and Domestic Law Basis for the Shared Conservation, Management, and Use of Sea Turtles in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama,” Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, Volume 18, Issue 1, 2015
- Jesse L. Reiblich (LL.M. 2013) Climate Change and Water Transfers (with Christine A. Klein), 41 PEPP. L. REV. 439 (2014).