Prior to graduation, students must take at least one course in each of the following areas:
Environmental law is about the world around us: water, air, land, and wildlife, and their effects on human health and welfare. It includes issues of critical worldwide significance, such as global climate change and the protection of endangered species. Related topics include criminal law, remedies, land use, constitutional law, consumer protection, products liability, business entities, energy, and administrative law.
Environmental lawyers work at various jobs: advocacy organizations, governments at all levels, and corporations and law firms where they advise, litigate, and otherwise advocate on issues of environmental law implementation, enforcement, and compliance as well as environmental justice. As our world becomes more crowded and more complex, the practice of environmental law will continue to grow.
Stetson’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy and Jacobs Public Interest Law Clinic for Democracy and the Environment facilitates internships, lectures, and conferences on a variety of environmental law topics.
Environmental Law is one of a handful of topics in which students may earn a Stetson certificate of concertation.
Experiential Courses and Seminars
- National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition - Pace University School of Law
- International Environmental Moot Court Competition - Stetson University College of Law
- American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources Student Writing Competition
- Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition at University of Richmond School of Law
Full-Time Faculty Focusing on this Pathway
- Jaclyn Lopez, Director of the Jacobs Public Interest Law Clinic for Democracy and the Environment and Assistant Professor of Law
- Paul Boudreaux, Co-Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, Director of the Stetson Law Honors Program and Professor of Law
- Roy C. Gardner, Co-Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy and Professor of Law
- Lance Long, Professor of Law