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Title: University of Florida College of Law program information leaflets
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Title: University of Florida College of Law program information leaflets
Series Title: Costa Rica program
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Language: English
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Publisher: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Publication Date: 2005
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Study Abroad Program

in Costa Rica

The University of Florida College of Law's Environmen-
tal and Land Use Law Program enjoys a special relationship
with the University of Costa Rica (UCR) College of Law,
the product of five years of teaching, applied academic
exchange and co-curricular development. At the heart of
this relationship is the UF/UCR Joint Program in Environ-
mental Law, offered each summer from mid-June to early
August to law and graduate students from throughout the
Western Hemisphere.
This American Bar Association-approved program is
unique among similar programs in the extent of partici-
pation by students and young professionals from Latin
America and the Caribbean and participation of graduate
students in the environmental sciences and related fields.

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Program Highlights

Guest professors from the U.S., Latin America, and
the Caribbean complement core faculty from the UF
College of Law and University of Costa Rica. UF law
faculty have more than 10 years of experience work-
ing in the region.

A Diverse, Cross-Cultural Classroom
The program works with the Environmental Law
Alliance rl. .,. (E-LAW) to bring together attorneys,
scientists, and students from the United States, Latin
America and the Caribbean. Each year the program and
E-LAW offer up to five fellowships to Latin American
students to complement the 20 U.S. students and seven
Costa Rican students who are admitted to the program.
The result is a rich mix of culture and experience where
classes are in English, but "environmental law creole" is the
common language.

Conservation Clinic
( II. r students work in cross-cultural teams with
Costa Rican students and E-LAW fellows from elsewhere
in Latin America and the Caribbean. Students in the clinic
have filed petitions before international environmental
treaty organizations, conducted comparative legal analyses
in support of multilateral agreements, and worked with
not-for-profit organizations and communities on matters
such as pesticide contamination litigation, coastal conser-
vation and private lands conservation arrangements.

Field Trips
The UF law Costa Rica Program also enjoys a unique
partnership with the Caribbean Conservation Corpora-
tion, a sea turtle advocacy group with offices in II ld I
and Costa Rica. Costa Rica Program students benefit
from the opportunity to travel to the CCC's Tortuguero
field station and work side by side with field scientists
tagging nesting sea turtles, while gaining insights into
both the law and biology of sea turtles.

A Rich Curriculum
Students can earn up to seven law and graduate credits
over the course of the six weeks. Program courses include:
ca International Environmental Law (2 credits)
co Comparative Environmental Law (3 credits)
c(5 Joint Program Clinic (2 credits)

Specialty Courses and Co-Curricular Activities
The program also periodically offers specialty
courses such as environmental dispute resolution
(2 credits), co-curricular activities such as sponsorship
of a joint UF/UCR international environmental moot
court team (1 credit), and externships with not-for-profit
law groups in Costa Rica during the regular academic
year (3-6 credits).

A Cene of Evironmental

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achieve thiS r ition.

Costa Rica: A Natural Law
and Policy Laboratory

Few countries are better suited to the study and appli-
cation of international and comparative environmental law
than the tiny tropical republic of Costa Rica. As a peaceful,
stable, and democratic state, Costa Rica welcomed the first
generation of tropical biologists from around the world
and has since become host for some of the oldest and most
respected tropical science field stations in the neotropics.
At the same time, Costa Rica has been at the forefront
of some of the most significant environmental policy
innovations on the global stage. From carbon trading on
the Chicago Board of Trade and genetic resource access
agreements under the biodiversity convention to national
biological corridor strategies and the constitutional right
to a healthy environment, Costa Rica has been a leader
in the development of environmental law and policy. 'Ihe
UF/UCR Joint Program builds on these programs to make
environmental law a field experience.

For Information

Details, photos, curriculum, fees
and application:
http://conservation. law. ufl. edu/summer_costarica/

Or contact:
Thomas T. Ankersen
Legal Skills Professor and Director
University of Florida/University of Costa Rica
Joint Program in Environmental Law
UF College of Law
Center for Governmental Responsibility
PO Box 117621
Gainesville, FL 32611-7621
Phone: 352-392-0421
Fax: 352-392-3800
E-mail: ankersen@law.ufl.edu

University of Florida Levin College of Law:
www. law. ufl. edu

Universidad de Costa Rica:
www. ucr. ac. cr


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