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Property & Environmental Law

The Property and Environmental Law cluster includes courses dealing with the purchase and sale of real property and its development for a variety of uses. These courses build on your first-year Contracts course and the Property course taken in the first year by full-time students and the second year by part-time students.

Advanced courses deal primarily with the financing and development of real property, and with issues of land use and environmental law. Students with a specific interest in real estate investment or development will want to take many of these courses. However, students who are considering a more general practice should consider taking some of the basic courses in this area as well. They will provide helpful background since most lawyers in a general practice routinely deal with real estate issues.

The Environmental Law courses examines national, state, and international issues raised by increasing environmental pollution, problems of unchecked urban growth, and the utilization of natural resources. They survey these interrelated areas, and provide the fundamental ethical, legal, and policy perspectives that underlie regulation and adjudication of disputes over land use, environmental pollution and the allocation of natural resources.

Curriculum

Basic courses are those which introduce fundamental concepts and provide the necessary background to pursue advanced courses in the area. Additional courses expand upon basic concepts and offer advanced study in the subject area. Related courses provide additional background or demonstrate how the subject area relates to the core concepts of another subject area.

Basic Courses Units
Environmental Law3
Land Use Law3
Additional Courses Units
Administrative Law3
Energy Law3
International Environmental Law3
Maritime Law3
Water (& Natural Resources) Law3
Related Courses Units
Federal Courts3