Levin College of Law

Thomas Hawkins

Legal Skills Professor
Director, Environmental and Community Development Clinic


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Professor Thomas Hawkins directs the University of Florida Levin College of Law Environmental and Community Development Clinic. This clinic prepares students for the practice of law through environmental, land use, and transactional law projects serving public-interest-oriented clients such as local and state governments and non-governmental organizations.

In addition to being a member of The Florida Bar, Professor Hawkins is an American Institute of Certified Planners certified planner. Before joining the faculty of the Levin College of Law, Professor Hawkins was an Instructional Assistant Professor in the university’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning and director of the department’s online Master of Urban and Regional Planning program.

Professor Hawkins also previously directed lobbying and litigation for 1000 Friends of Florida, Florida’s leading advocate for planning in the public interest.

Professor Hawkins earned his juris doctor from the Emory University School of Law and his bachelor of arts in economics and his master of science in real estate from the University of Florida.


J.D., Emory University Law School
M.S., University of Florida
B.A., University of Florida

Teaching and Scholarship

Land Use, Local Government, Urban and Regional Planning


Land Use Law in Florida (Routledge 2021).