Environmental and Land Use Law

Environmental and Land Use Law

Environmental and Land Use Law

The Environmental and Land Use Law Program includes 20 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., 2013-14 is coded (14), 2014-15 is coded (15) and 2015-16 is coded (16).

Courses and Seminars

Advanced Administrative Law: Rulemaking (16)
Advanced Natural Resources Law: Energy and Water Resources (14)
Energy and Environmental Products Trading and Commodities Regulation (14,15,16)
Energy and the Environment (15)
Energy Regulation and Policy (14,15,16)
Environmental Ethics (16)
Environmental Law (14,15,16)
Federal Lands, Energy and Natural Resource Law (14,15,16)
Foundations of Climate Change Law and Policy (15)
Land Use Law (14,15)
Literature, Law and the Environment (14,16)
Movement Lawyering for Global Justice: Human Rights and the Environment (14,15,16)
Science and Policy of Biodiversity Conservation (14,15,16)
Sustainable Development Theory and Practice (16) 
Toxic Chemicals in the Environment (14,15)
Urban Law and Policy (14,15,16)


Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic (14,16)