Topics in Biodiversity Law:
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Winter Break Course at Stetson Law, Jan. 5-9, 2015

Interested in the environment? Intrigued about international law? Want to camp in the Western Everglades?

Stetson Law will be offering a winter break course, "Topics in Biodiversity Law: The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands," at the Gulfport campus, Jan. 5-9, 2015.
Students in this course will learn about the international efforts to protect wetlands, which are the swamps, bogs, marshes, and other aquatic ecosystems that provide habitat to endangered species and multiple benefits to people. The Ramsar Convention is an environmental treaty with 168 countries that promotes the conservation of wetlands worldwide.

The course will be taught by Professor Royal Gardner, director of Stetson's Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy. With more than two decades of wetland policy experience, he has participated in Ramsar meetings in Canada, Korea, Mexico, Oman, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, and the United States. Professor Gardner serves as chair of the Ramsar Convention’s scientific advisory body for 2013-2015.

Space is limited, so early application is recommended. Applications will be reviewed by course instructor for permission to enroll.

» Application for Course Enrollment

Course Details

  • One credit hour (S/U grading)
  • Class meets from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday
  • Optional camping trip Thursday evening with hiking or kayaking on Friday
  • Tuition: $1350 (includes course materials)
  • Open to current J.D. and LL.M. students, as well as students in environmental science or policy programs
  • Certificates available for international students
  • Limited Stetson lodging is available, and Stetson has special rates with area beach hotels.