LL.M. Degree Requirements

The LL.M. degree is awarded upon completion of 26 credit hours of coursework with a B average that includes completion of the required courses listed below and the written project.

Required Courses

Research Methods in Environmental and Land Use Law (1 credit)
Environmental Law* (3 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)
6 credit hours of coursework in graduate level courses listed outside the law school or jointly listed by the law school and another graduate department and approved by the LL.M. Program Director. **** Students must maintain a B average (3.00) in all such graduate level work attempted. For additional information on Graduate Grading Policy, please visit http://gradcatalog.ufl.edu/content.php?catoid=5&navoid=1054#grades

* These requirements will be waived for students whom the LL.M. Program Director determines have completed substantially comparable coursework in their J.D. Program

Written Project

Each candidate for the LL.M. degree must complete a substantial written project of publishable quality in conjunction with a seminar or the Conservation Clinic, approved by an authorized faculty member and by the LL.M. Program Director.

Elective Courses

Each candidate for the LL.M. degree will design an individualized course of study with the LL.M. Director. The following law school courses are approved electives. Other courses may qualify as electives with the Director’s approval.

  • Adaptive Management: Water & Watershed Systems (3 credits)
  • Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • Advanced Environmental Law & Litigation (3 credits)
  • Advanced Takings Law (2 or 3 credits)
  • Agricultural Law and Policy (2 or 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)
  • Energy Law & Policy (3 credits)
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution (2 credits)
  • Environmental Issues in Business Transactions (3 credits)
  • Florida Administrative Law (2 or 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 or 3 credits)
  • Land Finance (3 credits)
  • Law and Economics (2 credits)
  • Legislation (2 credits)
  • Local Government Law (2 or 3 credits)
  • Mediation & Other Dispute Resolution Processes (2 or 3 credits)
  • Negotiation & Mediation (3-4 credits)
  • Negotiation, Mediation & Other Dispute Resolution Processes (3 or 4 credits)
  • Statutory Interpretations (2 credits)
  • Water Law (2 credits)
  • Wetlands & Watersheds: Law, Science & Policy (3 credits)
  • *Offered through the Summer Environmental Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica.



Seminars offered in recent years

Animal Rights & the Law
Ecology & the Law
Environmental Justice
Historic Preservation Law
International Environment & Trade
Land Use
Energy Law
Environmental Law & Policy
Selected Issues in Public Policy
Sustainable Development
Wildlife Law

Note: Course offerings may vary from year to year. Contact the Environmental and Land Use Law Program Assistant at llmenviro@law.ufl.edu for information on current course offerings.