LL.M. in Environmental & Land Use Law

Florida wilderness

Applicants should apply by April 30, 2014 for admission August, 2014.


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.

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.

From our students

“I have no doubt the LL.M. program was helpful to me. I think it was absolutely the right thing for me to do. The benefits will have a ripple effect and keep going. It was a great experience.”

–Alexis Segal, LL.M. 2013

“The program surpassed all of my expectations. The required curriculum was perfect, the ability to supplement my schedule with non-law courses was extremely helpful, and the field courses provided a perfect fusion of environmental passion and coursework.”

–Sekita Grant, LL.M. 2011, California Energy Commission, Advisor to the Chair

Student Showcase

Recent grad earns Knauss marine policy fellowship

ELULP Students featured in UF Law Magazine

Allison Fischman (p. 43) and Alexis Segal (p. 62-63)