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.