Environmental and Land Use Law

Environmental and Land Use Law

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Environmental and Land Use Law

The Environmental and Land Use Law Program includes more than 15 elective courses and seminars, including several interdisciplinary classes co-taught by law professors and faculty in urban planning, environmental sciences and the humanities. Students also undertake independent research projects on subjects of their choosing. Recent topics have included climate change nuisance claims, land conservation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and regional land use and growth-management policies.

The following is a list of courses offered during the current and two previous academic years. Numbers in parentheses indicate which academic year(s) the courses were offered, i.e., 2017-18 is coded (18), 2018-19 is coded (19) and 2019-20 is coded (20).

Courses and Seminars

Advanced Environmental Law (18)
Climate Change Law and Policy (18,20)
Conservation Planning and Law (18,19,20)
Construction Law (18,19,20)
Energy and Environmental Products Trading and Commodities Regulation (SC) (18,19,20)
Energy Regulation and Policy (18,20)
Environmental Ethics (20)
Environmental Law (18,19,20)
International Environmental Law (19)
Land Use Law (18,19,20)
Modern Real Estate (18,20)
State and Local Government Law (18,19)
Urban Law and Policy (19,20)
Urban Legal History (19)
Wildlife Law (SC) (19)


Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic (18,19,20)

Leon Szeptycki