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Curriculum


 

To satisfy LL.M. requirements, students must complete a total of 24 credits and write a dissertation. Five core courses are required in order to ensure that students build upon a strong foundation of knowledge of the laws and policies underpinning environmental sustainability. For the remaining credits, students pursue their interests through a selection of electives, one-credit modules offered by visiting professionals (‘short courses’) and externships. Students may complete two credits of their electives (eight hours per week, one semester) working as an extern in sustainability law or policy at an organization, agency or business approved by the LL.M. director. Students must produce an article of publishable quality analyzing a legal issue related to environmental sustainability, with an emphasis on real-world problems and approaches to solutions.
FALL 2012 - CORE CURRICULUM
13 credits total - 11 required, plus Thesis
FALL 2012 CLASS SCHEDULE
Class schedule may be subject to change.
Required LL.M. Courses:
Seminar: Exploring Principles of Earth Jurisprudence 2 credits (required)
Environmentally Sustainable Development 1 credit (required)
Environmental Law Practice 3 credits (required)
Natural Resources Law and Policy 3 credits (required)
Ecology & Ecosystems Management 2 credits (off-campus; required)
Environmental Sustainability Thesis 3 credits
LL.M. – Environmental Sustainability Electives:
Environmental Justice: Domestic & International 1 credit
Florida Water Law and State Administrative Law Practice 1 credit
J.D. fall electives that count toward LL.M.:
Administrative Law 3 credits
Admiralty Law 3 credits
Animal Rights Jurisprudence 3 credits
Alternative Dispute Resolution 3 credits
Health Law 3 credits
Land Use Planning 3 credits
Remedies 3 credits

SPRING 2012 – CURRICULUM
SPRING 2012 CLASS SCHEDULE
Class schedule may be subject to change.
LL.M. – Environmental Sustainability Electives:
Energy Law and Policy (recommended) 3 credits
Environmental Litigation Practicum (recommended) 3 credits
Human Rights and the Environment 1 credit
International Environmental Law (recommended)
Environmental Sustainability Thesis 3 credits
Environmental Justice and Sustainability e-Journal and Activities1 credit
J.D. spring electives that count toward LL.M.:
Administrative Law - 3 credits
Admiralty Procedure - 3 credits
Alternative Dispute Resolution - 2 credits
Land Use Planning - 3 credits
Legal Research Boot Camp - 1 credit
Real Estate Development and Finance - 3 credits

Real Estate Transactions - 2 credits
Remedies - 3 credits
State and Local Government Law - 3 credits

Seminar on Jurisprudence - UN, Global Ethics, Catholic Social Teaching - 2 credits

SUMMER 2012
LL.M. – Environmental Sustainability Elective
Comparative Water Law (off-campus: Netherlands) 1 credit