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Published: Sep 20th, 2012

2012 Project Spotlight Photo Gallery

Published: Sep 14th, 2012

IT INNA DI LAW: A Citizen’s Guide to Environmental Law in Jamaica

Akilah Anderson, Attorney, Jamaica Environmental Trust Jennifer Hatfield, JD. Candidate, University of Florida Levin College of Law     The UF/UCR Joint Program in Environmental Law has benefited from the participation of Jamaican attorneys and law students for a number of years. In the 2004 Program Akilah Anderson, an attorney with the Jamaica Environmental Trust, […]

Published: Sep 14th, 2012

Caimans, Culture & Caño Negro II: Indigenous Use of Wetland Resources at a Ramsar Site

Raquel Salazar Bejarano, Ian Boisvert & María Fernanda Esquivel (June-July, 2004) The stereotypical environmental protection conflict pits a corporate industry’s bottom line against a local community’s desire for unspoiled natural resources. In the protected Caño Negro wetland of northern Costa Rica the conflict is between two local communities’ desires to protect their way of life. The […]

Published: Sep 13th, 2012

Costa Rica Study Abroad 2004-2006

2006 Clinic/Consultorio Projects Global Patrimony: The Mysterious Spheres of Delta Diquis Indigenous community legal education in Panama: Protection of human and environmental rights under domestic and international law in the face of large dam proposals Coastal and Marine Legal Extension: Community training in marine and coastal law on the Caribbean and Southern Pacific regions of […]

Published: Sep 13th, 2012

The Joint Program Environmental Law Clinic

The MesoAmerican Biological Corridor: Law and Local Implementation Luis Ramos, UF PhD, and Ilan Salzberg, U. Denver Law, present their project results in a practice session at UCR law school prior to a formal presentation at the Tropical Science Center, in San Jose, Costa Rica The Mesoamerican Biological Corridor represents an ambitious effort to maintain, […]

Published: Sep 13th, 2012

The Eastern Pacific Marine Biological Corridor: The Legal Basis for an International Network of Marine Protected Areas

In the Spring of 2004 UF Law student Alan Hawkins enrolled in the UF Law Conservation Clinic and commenced distance work with the Costa Rica NGO Mar Viva on a project to promote the creation of a four nation marine biological corridor. The ambitious governmentally sanctioned project would extend from the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador […]

Published: Sep 13th, 2012

2006 Global Patrimony: The Mysterious Spheres of Delta Diquis

UF Law Joint Program Clinic Students Mildred Gomez, Andrew Miller, Anthony Manganiello and Ana Lucia Arias (UCR), flanked Program Directors Thomas T. Ankersen (UF Law) and Shirley Sanchez (UCR Law) and Fransciso Corales Director of the National Museum of Costa Rica. The Joint Program Clinic has been assisting the Museo Nacional of Costa Rica with […]

Published: Sep 13th, 2012

Costa Rica Study Abroad 2007

World’s Colliding: Land Use in a Developing State Costa Rica is a country making the painful transition to development. Less than 20 years ago it seemed conservationists’ chief concern was deforestation due to illegal logging and the continued march of the agricultural frontier. Today, the most valuable tree species in the country are all but […]

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

2009 Project Spotlight

Clinic projects in 2009 were principally focused on the governance of Costa Rica’s freshwater and marine resources. This year’s projects included working with NGOs on a citizen-driven initiative to reform Costa Rica’s antiquated 1942 water law, including draft language for the protection of Costa Rica’s “wild and scenic” rivers, creating a handbook on responsible sport […]

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

Developing an Environmental Law Clinic for the Federal University of Pará, Brazil

For the past three years, the Conservation Clinic has benefited from the participation of recent law school graduates from Brazil. These professionals come to Costa Rica to observe how the year-round environmental law clinic functions at the University of Costa Rica (UCR). The UCR clinic, directed by an environmental lawyer and staffed by law students, […]