Environmental and Land Use Law Program Information
The University of Florida Levin College of Law offers a Masters (LL.M.) in Environmental and Land Use Law. This one-year post-J.D. degree provides an opportunity for experienced attorneys as well as recent law school graduates to spend an academic year full-time on the UF campus developing in-depth expertise in environmental and land use law.
Students admitted to the program work with the LL.M. Program Director to design an individual 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 (course availability varies) and the Summer Environmental Law Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica.
The program also capitalizes on the many outstanding programs at the University of Florida in disciplines related to environmental and land use law practice, including wildlife ecology, environmental engineering, urban and regional planning, and interdisciplinary ecology. The UF LL.M. program is unique in requiring that 6 of the 26 required credit hours must be from relevant graduate level courses that have substantial non-law content and are offered outside the law school or jointly by the law school and another department. In addition to completing required coursework, LL.M. candidates must complete a written project in connection with a seminar or the Conservation Clinic.
Six 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 are required. For elective courses, please visit http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/degree-programs/ll-m-environmental-land-use-law/degree-requirements.
For more information about the Environmental and Land Use Law Program, please see our website: http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/degree-programs/ll-m-environmental-land-use-law, or contact:
University of Florida
Levin College of Law
P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625