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LLM in Environmental Law - Specialization in Land Use and Sustainable Development Law

With the nation’s oldest and most active Land Use Law Center and a faculty that includes leading scholars in various areas of land use, green development, climate change, and sustainability law, Pace Law School offers LLM candidates the most timely and significant opportunities to study law and policy with renowned experts. Therefore, we are proud to offer a Specialization in Land Use and Sustainable Development Law within our renowned LLM in Environmental Law curriculum. Building on our existing strengths in environmental law, transit-oriented development, climate change, local land use and governance, environmental dispute resolution, stakeholder development, and environmental equity and jurisprudence, this specialization trains lawyers to confront and overcome challenges arising from the urgent need to develop and redevelop human settlements in an environmentally sensitive, commercially viable, and ecologically sustainable manner, both domestically and internationally. Please see the brochure.

The program of study features courses especially focused on this evolving field of law. They include:

  • Advanced Land Use and Sustainable Development Theory
  • Advanced Land Use and Sustainable Development Practice
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Justice
  • Land Use Law
  • Lawyer’s Role in Sustainable Development
  • Municipal Law and Metropolitan Governance
  • Sustainable Development Law Survey
  • Sustainable Development in the Practice of Real Estate