Prior to graduation, students must take at least one course in each of the following areas:

Code requirement

Code Course

Skills/Experiential requirement

Skills/Experiential Course

Administrative requirement

Administrative Course

Writing requirement

Writing Course

Environmental Law

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 concentration


Core/Foundational Courses

Recommended Courses

Experiential Courses and Seminars



Full-Time Faculty Focusing on this Pathway

Stetson Environmental Law Faculty and Staff in the News

Jacobs Clinic Leads Charge for Ghost Orchid Protection

Stetson's Jacobs Law Clinic Asks Court to Stop Project That Could Harm Puerto Rico Coral Reef 

“A law professor & scientist ask for a halt to a dredging project that could harm Puerto Rico coral reefs.”

“Florida wants to more than double size of Mosaic’s ‘radioactive roads’ plan.” 

The US Supreme Court has gutted federal protection for wetlands — now what? 

Students Help Build Amici Brief in SCOTUS Clean Water Case 

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER)
  • The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Section (ELUS)

Student Organizations