Environmental Law Pathway
Environmental Law is a collective term describing international treaties, statutes, regulations, and common law or national legislation that operates to regulate the interaction of humanity and the natural environment, toward the purpose of reducing the impacts of human activity. Almost every aspect of life in the United States is touched by environmental law. Drinking water must meet state and federal quality standards before it may be consumed by the public. Car manufacturers must comply with emissions standards to protect air quality. State and federal regulations govern the manufacture, storage, transportation, and disposal of common goods and products. Environmental law shapes virtually all economic activity, including energy, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, international trade, and tourism. A specialized degree in environmental law will contribute to an understanding of the complex processes occurring between humanity and the natural environment, while developing skills applicable to a wide range of legal fields.
There are a number of courses devoted to subjects within the broad area of Environmental Law as well courses to help you prepare to take the bar examination. Students who want to pursue legal practice in Environmental Law should consider the courses below. Other courses, besides those listed below, are offered under the FIU College of Law curriculum.
Please view the Schedule of Classes to determine which courses will be offered during the current school year.
Foundation Courses related to this pathway include: Constitutional Law, International and Comparative Law, and Property.
- Environmental Law
- Administrative Law
- Admiralty Law
- Land Use Planning and Control
- Law, Science, and Technology
- Ocean & Coastal Law
- Toxic and Environmental Tort Litigation
- Water Resources Law