Certificate Requirements

The following requirements must be met in order to receive the ELUL Certificate:

General Requirements

  • Enrollment: Enroll in the Environmental & Land Use Law Certificate Program.
  • Graduation: Meet all other graduation requirements of the College of Law.

Concentration Requirements

  • Complete the five required core courses listed below:

    LAW 6471 Environmental Law (3 or 4 credits)
    LAW 6472 Natural Resources Law (3 or 4 credits)
    LAW 6460 Land Use Planning and Control Law (3 or 4 credits)
    LAW 6520 Administrative Law (3 credits) OR LAW 6521 Florida Administrative Law (2 or 3 credits)
    Capstone Colloquium (1 credit)

  • Complete five credit hours in approved ELULP electives, including a seminar or course that satisfies the senior writing requirement.
  • The 3 credit hours in approved ELUL skills courses:
    • An externship in environmental or land use law
    • the Conservation Clinic
    • Environmental Dispute Resolution, or
    • another ELUL skills course with approval of the ELULP Director.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in 15 credits of the core and elective environmental and land use courses they complete

Environmental and Land Use Law Electives

Regular Law School Offerings

  • Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • Advanced Environmental Law & Litigation (3 credits)
  • Advanced Takings Law (2 or 3 credits)
  • Agricultural Law (2 or 3 credits)
  • Conservation Clinic (3 credits; may be taken for 1 or 2 semesters)
  • Condominium & Community Development Law (2 credits)
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution (2 credits)
  • Environmental Issues in Business Transactions (3 credits)
  • Externship (Up to six credits)
  • Florida Administrative Law (2 or 3 credits)
  • Independent Study
  • International and Comparative Environmental Law*
  • International and Comparative Environmental Law Skills Lab*
  • International Environmental Justice*
  • International Environmental Moot Court** (1 credit)
  • International Trade and Environment (2 or 3 credits)
  • Land Finance (3 credits)
  • Local Government Law (2 or 3 credits)
  • Mediation & Other Dispute Resolution Processes (2 or 3 credits)
  • Negotiation & Mediation
  • Negotiation, Mediation & Other Dispute Resolution Processes (3 or 4 credits)
  • South Florida Ecosystems
  • Water Law (2 credits)
  • Wetlands & Watersheds: Law, Science & Policy

Seminars Recently Offered (all 2 credits)

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

Non-Law School Courses

Subject to the graduate course option limitations, the Director may approve electives for credit toward the Environmental & Land Use Law certification requirements from the extensive offerings of the University of Florida, such as offerings from:

  • School of Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Center for Wetlands of the College of Engineering
  • Department of Urban & Regional Planning of the College of Architecture
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