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ELUL Curriculum



Our Environmental and Land Use Law Program draws
on the tremendous strengths of the Levin College of
Law, the Center for Governmental Responsibility, and
the many programs at the University of Florida in dis-
ciplines closely related to environmental and land use
law to offer students an extensive choice of courses. In
addition to our popular Certificate in Environmental and
Land Use Law, we offer joint degrees and opportuni-
ties for concurrent study in fields as diverse as wildlife
ecology, environmental engineering, religion and nature,
interdisciplinary ecology, urban and regional planning,
real estate, and agriculture.

Innovative programs like the interdisciplinary Conser-
vation Clinic and the Summer Environmental Law Study
Abroad Program in Costa Rica, as well as a full array of
summer extemship opportunities, enable students to expe-
rience legal issues in a real world context.

Required Core Courses
Environmental Law
Natural Resources Law
Land Use Planning and Control Law
Administrative Law or Florida Administrative Law
Capstone Colloquium

Administrative Law
Advanced Environmental Law & Litigation
Advanced Takings Law
Agricultural Law
Conservation Clinic
Condominium & Community Development Law
Environmental Dispute Resolution

Environmental Issues in Business Transactions
Florida Administrative Law
Independent Study
International and Comparative Environmental Law*
International and Comparative Environmental Law
Skills Lab*
International Environmental Justice*
International Environmental Moot Court*
International Trade and Environment
Land Finance
Local Government Law
Mediation & Other Dispute Resolution Processes
Negotiation & Mediation
Negotiation, Mediation & Other Dispute Resolution
South Florida Ecosystems
Water Law
Wetlands & Watersheds: Law, Science & Policy
Offircd through the Summer Environmental Study
Abroad Program in Costa Rica
Seminars: Animal Rights & the Law, Ecology & the
Law, Environmental Justice, Historic Preservation
Law, International Environment & Trade, Land
Use, Selected Issues in Public Policy, Sustainable
Development, and Wildlife Law.
Other courses may qualify as certificate electives with
the director's approval.

For detailed course descriptions, visit our website at


Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate

The Levin College of Law's
Environmental and Land Use Law
Certificate Program enables students
to demonstrate concentration and
accomplishment in these two impor-
tant fields. Certificate requirements
were developed by faculty in consulta-
tion with an advisory board of leading
practitioners from private firms, gov-
ernment agencies and non-profit orga-
nizations. Enrolled students take eight
credit hours above their J.D. require-
ments to graduate. Thus, unlike similar
programs elsewhere, students in this
personalized curriculum enjoy both
breadth and depth in their studies.

Certificate Requirements
Students must successfully:
Complete the five required core
Complete five credit hours in ap-
proved ELULP electives, including
a course that satisfies the senior
writing requirement
Maintain 3.0 GPA in 15 credits
within required and elective courses
Graduate with eight credit hours
beyond those required for J.D. (96
total for most students)
Students also can enhance their knowl-
edge of conservation-related disciplines

such as political science, wildlife ecol-
ogy, urban and regional planning,
and environmental engineering by
registering for up to six credit hours
of course work in other colleges at the
University of Florida or pursuing joint
degree programs that enable them to
earn a Master's degree in one of these
fields, along with their law degree, in a
reduced amount of time.

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vibrant environmental and land use law faculties in the country. With
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and research in these fields, this program a rich curriculum,
abundant opportunities for students, and an stimulating
and nurturing environment for faculty and students alike."
Associate Professor Mary Jane Angelo


Opportunities for Students



Environmental and Land Use
Law Society
The Environmental and Land Use Law Society (ELULS)
is one of the most active student groups on campus. Each
year, the ELULS has a program of speakers from practice,
hosts social events, and organizes outdoor activities like
river clean-ups. Students from the ELULS also organize
the Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC, see
box below). Sponsoring this two-day conference provides
students a chance to work closely with UF faculty, public
interest attorneys, scientists, and government officials on
important and timely environmental issues.

Environmental Moot Court Team
The University of Florida sends teams to the National
Environmental Moot Court Competition and the
International Environmental Moot Court Competition.
Students selected to participate on the UF teams have the
chance to brief and argue a case, and to compete against
teams from around the country.

Members of the Environmental Moot Court Team have
reached the semi-final rounds in 2002, 2003 and 2006.

Richard E. Nelson Symposium
This annual endowed conference, organized by Professor
Michael Allan Wolf, Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Government Law, brings prominent speakers to campus
for a symposium each year. UF students can attend the
symposium and actively participate by introducing speak-
ers or moderating panels. Recent symposia have focused
on historic preservation, the Supreme Court's environ-
mental term, billboard regulation and eminent domain.

Environmental Speaker Series
Each spring, a selection of nationally known scholars are
invited to campus to present their research to ELUL stu-
dents and faculty. The seminars allow students to explore
new perspectives and sit in class beside their professors.
The seminars are part of the Capstone Colloquium for cer-
tificate students, designed to enrich students' knowledge
of environmental and land use law.

The Environmental Speaker Series is made possible
through support from Hopping Green & Sams, PA,
Lewis Longman & Walker, PA, and The Florida Bar
Environmental and Land Use Law Section.

The annual student-organized Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC)
is a highly successful collaboration between UF's Environmental and Land
Use Law Society and the Public Interest Committee of The Florida Bar's
Environmental and Land Use Law Section. The conference features two days
of programs on timely topics such as mercury in the environment, adaptive
management and the Everglades, toxic torts, rural land conversion, and sustain-
able agriculture, and brings students together with scientists, lawyers, government officials, grassroots envi-
ronmentalists, and industry representatives. In 2006 the UF ELULS hosted the annual meeting of the National
Association of Environmental Law Societies in conjunction with the annual PIEC. The 2007 conference
focused on sustainability and featured Ray Anderson (pictured, second from right, with ELUL students at the
event), founder and chairman of Interface, Inc. For details on the 2008 conference, visit www.ufpiec.org.


Step outside the classroom through Conservation

Clinic and Costa Rica Study Abroad Programs

Conservation Clinic
The Conservation Clinic offers students
the opportunity to learn and gain valu-
able experience while working on
compelling conservation challenges.
Under the supervision of Director Tom
Ankersen, law and graduate students
work in teams for clients such as not-
for-profit organizations, community
organizations, state and local govern-
ments, and even international organi-
zations. Students learn to work within
interdisciplinary teams to achieve
results that require a collaborative
effort. Issue-oriented field trips are a
staple of the clinic semester.

In recent semesters, Conservation
Clinic students have:

Drafted a model historic preserva-
tion ordinance for use by Florida
waterfront communities
Drafted a green building ordinance
and a wetlands ordinance for the
City of Gainesville, Florida
Drafted proposed state legisla-
tion and the accompanying legal
analysis to address degradation of
Florida's springs

Drafted petitions under the World
Heritage Convention to establish a
new World Heritage Site in Costa
Rica and to designate the Belize
Barrier Reef an endangered World
Heritage Site
Drafted a conservation easement
for a property owner seeking to
ensure that her property remains
under conservation in perpetuity
More information on the Conservation
Clinic is online at http://conservation.

Costa Rica Comparative
and International
Environmental Law Study
Abroad Program
The Levin College of Law offers stu-
dents the unique opportunity to study
international and comparative environ-
mental law from a Latin American per-
spective through the study abroad pro-
gram in Costa Rica. Few countries are
better suited to the study and applica-
tion of environmental law than the tiny
tropical republic of Costa Rica, which
has been at the forefront of some of the

most significant environmental policy
innovations on the global stage. The
UF College of Law/University of Costa
Rica Joint Program in Environmental
Law emphasizes international and
comparative environmental law as
well as skills training in a cross-cultural
context through its Conservation Clinic
and skills-based courses such as
Environmental Dispute Resolution.
Law students and young attorneys
from Costa Rica and elsewhere in Latin
America and the Caribbean participate
in the program along with U.S. law stu-
dents, thanks to a special collaboration
with the Environmental Law Alliance

Issue-based field trips round out the
curriculum. In addition to rafting tropi-
cal rivers and visiting community cloud
forest reserves, students are able to
work with field biologists from the
Caribbean Conservation Corporation
as they tag sea turtles and monitor the
remote nesting beaches of Tortuguero
on Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast.

Detailed information on the Costa Rica
Program is online at http://conserva-
tion.law.ufl.edu/summer costarica.




Our Graduates


SFlorida alumni practice in nearly every state in the U.S.
and in countries around the world. In Florida, approxi-
mately one-fourth of all practicing lawyers are Levin ...
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Florida has a particularly active cadre of distinguished ....
alumni practicing in the fields of environmental and -- 7
land use law. With alumni in prominent positions in pri-
vate firms, public interest environmental organizations,
federal environmental agencies, state and local govern-
ments, and corporate law departments, this network
of UF law alumni provides students with numerous
contacts and opportunities to learn about various career
paths and options.

Students have many opportunities for interaction with
distinguished alumni, faculty and visitors and benefit
from mentoring and externship programs, guest lectures s
and symposia. The Environmental and Land Use Law
Alumni Advisory Board offers advice and support to the
program and its students, and Advisory Board members
act as informal mentors for students. The law school's
Center for Career Services also maintains a databank John Henry Hankinson (JD 79) has served as regional admin-
of alumni through its Alumni Mentor Program who istrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency
for Region IV and as director of planning and land acquisition
volunteer to offer advice and career guidance to current for the St. Johns River Water Management District. He cur-
students interested in fields similar to their own. While rently serves as a consultant, advising innovative companies
on how to apply market principles to reduce environmental
these mentors are not intended to be a direct source of impact.
employment, they can be a valuable source of network-
ing, career ideas or geographic information.

"The practical, real world ' that a law student gains
from UF'J's Environmental and Land Use Law Program is
As a environmental and land use law firm,
we search out those who have graduated the
(University of Florida's ELULP."
Brenna Durden, Lewis Longman & PA


Alumni Profile

Within two years of graduating from UF Law, Erika M.
Zimmerman (JD 05) was already negotiating major environ-
mental settlements as part of a job she loved.

Zimmerman is a trial attorney in the Environment and
Natural Resources Division with the United States
Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C. She pursues her
passion for the environment by enforcing laws in the Pacific
Northwest and Midwest area of the U.S.

She started learning about environmental law while at
UF Law, where she was a co-chair of its 10th Annual
Public Interest Environmental Conference. As a co-chair,
Zimmerman got to mingle with leaders in the environmental
law field.

While still a UF law student, Erika Zimmerman (JD 05) worked
through the school's Conservation Clinic on a petition to UNESCO
on behalf of the clinic's client in Belize to list the Belize Barrier
Reef as a threatened World Heritage Site under the World Heritage
Convention. Erika is now a trial attorney with the U.S. Department
of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division,
Environmental Enforcement Section.

"Taking part in the conference in particular was very sig-
nificant because I got to meet and speak with practitioners,
leaders of non-profit organizations, professors and other
students," she said. "I think taking part in activities was
really an invaluable part of law school."

Zimmerman's interest in environmental law led her to study
abroad in Costa Rica, where she learned how other coun-
tries handle environmental issues.

"International environmental law was one of my favorite
classes, which led me to want to learn about other coun-
tries' policies," she said. "I got to work with lawyers from all
over Latin America and got many different perspectives on
the practice of environmental law."

When the Department of Justice offered her the opportunity
to do environmental enforcement, Zimmerman jumped at
the chance. Current UF law students should look into what
the government has to offer, she said.

"I took part in the Attorney General's Honors Program that's
geared for new attorneys coming out of law school or fin-
ishing judicial clerkships," she said. "I absolutely love the job
and I encourage students to look into the program."

Working with the U.S. Government is one of the best deci-
sions she ever made because of the opportunity to work
big cases immediately, she said. She recently negotiated
a settlement where a big farm production company was
allegedly discharging manure into a river in violation of
the Clean Water Act and not meeting the Confined Animal
Feeding Operations permit program's standards. After some
tough negotiating, Zimmerman says the company is now
improving their practices.

"Working for the government has been an absolutely amaz-
ing experience," she said. "I get to work with the best attor-
neys, handle my own cases and get a lot of responsibility
that a large firm wouldn't offer."


Our Faculty

The University of Florida has made a significant commit-
ment to the Environmental and Land Use Law Program
by hiring a first-rate faculty and supporting an extensive
curriculum. Seven full-time faculty and seven legal
experts from the Center for Governmental Responsibility
(see page 10) offer courses in these fields, joined by
a team of talented adjuncts. Our faculty are excellent
teachers and nationally respected scholars who write and
edit leading treatises and textbooks, as well as numerous
articles, chapters and reports on environmental and land
use law topics.

Tenure-Track Faculty
Mary Jane Angelo
Associate Professor of Law
Served in U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and St. Johns
SRiver Water Management District
General Counsel's Offices before
joining the UF faculty in 2004.
Special interests include pesticide
regulation, environmental dispute resolution, biotechnol-
ogy law, water law, legal ethics, and science and law.

Mark A. Fenster
Professor of Law
Previously in private practice with
Shute Mihaly & Weinberger in San
Francisco, where he focused on land
use and environmental law, before
joining the UF faculty in 2001. He
is recognized for his work on takings
law, and specializes in property, land use, administrative
law, and legal and cultural theory. Judicial clerk for Judge
Carlos Lucero, 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Alyson Craig Flournoy
Director, Environmental and Land
Use Law Program, UF Research
Foundation Professor
Practiced environmental law with
Covington & Burling in Washington,
D.C., before coming to UF in 1988.
Research interests include legal deci-
sion-making structures, wetlands regulation, and envi-
ronmental ethics. Former president, Florida Defenders of
the Environment; judicial clerk for Chief Justice Robert
Wilentz, New Jersey Supreme Court.

Dawn Jourdan
Assistant Professor
(as of January 2008)
Joint appointment with the UF College
of Design, Construction & Planning.
Previously taught at Texas A&M
University's College of Architecture
in the Department of Landscape
Architecture and Urban Planning. Research interests include
growth management law, land use law, and affordable

Christine A. Klein
Associate Dean for Faculty
Development, Professor of Law
Served in Colorado Attorney
General's Office Natural Resource
Section, directed Environmental Law
Concentration Program at Michigan
State University, and visited at
University of Colorado and University of Denver before
joining the UF faculty in 2003. Nationally known for
writing on water law, author of casebook on Natural
Resources Law. Judicial clerk for Judge Richard Masch,
U.S. District Court (Colorado).


Michael Allan Wolf
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Government Law
Nationally recognized scholar known
for his work on urban revitaliza-
tion, the intersection of land use and
environmental law, and legal history.
Editor of leading treatise on property
law, recipient of awards for outstanding teaching. Taught
at University of Richmond and American University
before joining UF faculty in 2003.

Danaya C. Wright
Professor of Law
Joined the faculty in 1998 after teach-
ing at Indiana University School of
Law and Arizona State University.
Has consulted on and been invited
to testify before U.S. Congressional
Committee on legal issues surround-
ing rails-to-trails conversions; other research interests
include takings law, feminist theory, and legal history.

Clinical Faculty
Thomas T. Ankersen
Director, Conservation Clinic and
Costa Rica Program,; Legal Skills
Previously worked with Sierra Club
Legal Defense Fund and in private
practice in Miami. Involved in grant-

funded projects in Florida, Latin America and the
Caribbean for the past 10 years, including work to
develop a legal framework for international collabora-
tion among governments and NGOs in Central America
and Mexico. Served on Tropical Ecosystems Directorate,
U.S. Department of State, Man and the Biosphere

Thomas Ruppert
Conservation Clinic Staff Attorney
Assists with the Conservation
Clinic's Costa Rica summer program
in San Jos6, where he has worked
on human rights, water, land use
planning, and property issues. Also
works with UF's Institute of Food

and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension as part of
a multidisciplinary approach to issues important to both
institutions such as growth management, green develop-
ment, and boating/marine legal issues.


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Center for

Governmental Responsibility

The Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR) is
a policy research institute located at the University of
Florida Levin College of Law. Since 1972, CGR has
been an innovator for environmental law, democracy and
governance, and social policy research. Over the last 30
years, CGR environmental efforts have grown to include
diverse projects throughout Florida, Central America,
Poland, Brazil, and Africa. Division staff have developed
international reputations in areas related to water law,
environmentally sensitive ecosystems and estuaries, land
use planning, coastal management, groundwater and wet-
lands protection, endangered species, and regulation of

Students at the College of Law benefit from the expertise
of CGR attorneys who are leading experts in their fields.
CGR staff enrich the curriculum by offering courses and
seminars on topics such as sustainable development, envi-
ronmental justice, historic preservation, and international
environmental law. Students also can gain valuable expe-
rience by working as research assistants on CGR projects.

Efforts by CGR staff attorneys have assisted in adoption of
environmental programs, policies and procedures in coun-
tries throughout the world while at the same time providing
experiential leading opportunities for hundreds of UF law

students, many of whom have gone on to become leading
environmental attorneys, policy makers and advocates.

CGR Faculty
Joan D. Flocks
Associate in Law and Director,
Social Policy Division
Formerly UF assistant professor,
Department of Health Policy and
| Epidemiology, and Legal Services
Staff attorney. Research interests
include environmental justice, com-
munity-based participatory research, immigrant groups
in the southeast, and agricultural labor.

Richard G. Hamann
Associate in Law
Leading wetlands and Florida water
law expert. Current research includes
work on water supply for natural
systems, including the Everglades,
and coastal waterway manage-
ment. Former chair, Florida Bar
Environmental and Land Use Law Section; immediate
past president, Florida Defenders of the Environment.

"The professors were always eager to discuss course work, and were
invaluable in assisting me with obtaining an externship, as well as
summer and post-graduation employment. I was also able to make
important employment contacts based on my research assistantship
within the Center for Governmental Responsibility."
Kate Dozark (JD 06)


Timothy E. McLendon
Staff Attorney
Research interests include historic pres-
ervation, Florida constitutional law,
Everglades restoration policies, local
land use law, and sustainable develop-
ment. Authored a handbook on Florida
historic preservation law.

Jon L. Mills
Director, Center for Governmental
Responsibility; Dean Emeritus;
Professor of Law
Former speaker of the Florida House
of Representatives, with major role in
development and passage of Growth
Management Act, Wetlands Protection
Act, and Water Quality Assurance Act. Research includes
work on Florida Constitutional Law, and comparative stud-
ies of Brazilian and U.S. environmental law. Former mem-
ber, Florida Constitution Revision Commission.

Stephen J. Powell
Director, International Trade
Law Program
Former chief counsel for import admin-
istration, U.S. Department of Commerce,
and regional counsel for National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration. Research
interests include trade and environment,
regional free trade agreements, and agricultural law. Served as
dispute settlement panelist for World Trade Organization and
North American Free Trade Agreement.

Jeff Wade
Director, Environmental Studies
Coordinates legal educational exchange
program with state of Parana, Brazil.
Research interests include sustainable
development, hurricane mitigation and
preparedness, coastal zone management
and Brazilian environmental law.


Career Services

The Center for Career Services is dedicated to helping
students choose and successfully pursue the career path
best for them. Professional career counselors offer a wide
variety of services and programs to help Levin College of
Law students plan a self-directed career search and develop
marketing skills that will serve them throughout their career
in an increasingly competitive employment arena. These
advisors help students present legal credentials, capitalize
on their diverse strengths and experiences, explore career
paths, and link with alumni, practitioners and the community.
Complementing their expertise and services, Environmental
and Land Use Law Program faculty provide mentoring and
tailored help with career development. The program provides
students with many opportunities for informal interaction
with faculty specialized in environmental and land use law.

Job Placements

Recent placements in environmental and land use law for
graduates show the variety of opportunities available:
Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando, FL)
Altman Kritzer 8 Levick (Atlanta, GA)
Broad 8 Cassell (Orlando, FL)
Carlton Fields (Tampa, FL)
City of Orlando
Florida Department of Community Affairs
(Tallahassee, FL)

* Center for International
Environmental Law
* City of Jacksonville
* EarthJustice
* Environmental Law Alliance
* Florida Department of
* Florida Fish t Wildlife Conservation
* Hillsborough County Environmental
Protection Commission
* National Oceanic 8 Atmospheric
* Orange County Attorney's Office
* Pasco County Attorney's Office
* Public Trust Environmental Law
Institute of Florida

* Florida Department of Environmental Protection
(Tallahassee, FL)
* Foley t Lardner (San Diego, CA; Orlando, FL)
* Fowler White Boggs t Banker (Tampa, FL)
* Greenberg Traurig (West Palm Beach t Miami, FL)
* Hopping Green 8 Sams (Tallahassee, FL)
* Hunton 8 Williams (Raleigh, NC)
* King t Spalding (Washington, DC)
* Latham t Watkins (Washington, DC)
* Lewis Longman 8 Walker (Jacksonville, Bradenton 8
West Palm Beach, FL)
* Public Trust Environmental Law Institute of Florida
(St. Augustine, FL)
* Sea Grant Legal Program (Baton Rouge, LA)
* St. Johns River Water Management District
(Palatka, FL)
* St. Johns RiverKeeper (St. Augustine, FL)
* The St. Joe Company (Jacksonville, FL)
* Trust for Public Land (Jacksonville, FL)
* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Office of the
Admin. (Washington, DC); Region IV (Atlanta, GA);
and Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assur-
ance (Washington, DC)
* U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Chicago, IL;
Jacksonville, FL)
* U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and
Natural Resources Division (Washington, DC)

* St. Johns River Water Management
* Seminole County Attorney's Office
* The Nature Conservancy
* The Ocean Conservancy
* U.S. Department of Interior
Solicitor's Office
* U.S. Department of Justice
(Environment t Natural Resources
* U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency Office of Administrative Law
* U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency Office of Enforcement t
Compliance Assurance
* U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Region IV
* Wildlaw


Environmental and Land Use Law at Florida

Florida's sensitive, varied and beautiful
natural environment makes the state a
natural choice for students who want
to focus on national and global issues
of land use and environmental law. Its
proximity to Latin America also enriches
the curriculum and facilitates opportuni-
ties for exchange in countries like Costa
Rica and Brazil, where the Levin College
of Law has strong ties.

The Levin College of Law is a distinc-
tive part of a preeminent research
university that also is one of the nation's
most comprehensive, offering a wealth
of opportunities for interdisciplin-
ary research, teaching and learning.
Founded in 1853, the University of
Florida is one of only 30 public universi-
ties in the prestigious Association of
American Universities- which recog-
nizes outstanding North American grad-
uate research universities. Professional
degrees are offered in law, dentistry,
medicine, pharmacy and veterinary

The University of Florida's law school
was established in 1909, and is accred-
ited by the American Bar Association
and is a member of the Association of
American Law Schools. Students and
faculty enjoy the benefits of a recent $25
million expansion project that created
a legal learning setting second to none.
Located on the wooded western border

of the UF campus near Lake Alice, the
law school is housed in state-of-the-art
facilities that include the largest law
library in the southeast, two new educa-
tion towers with modern, comfortable
classrooms, and the Chesterfield Smith
Ceremonial Classroom, which seats
up to 180 for conferences, receptions
and special sessions. Most classrooms
offer advanced technology such as
wireless Internet access, outlets for lap-
top computers, and "smart podia" for
presentations. Faculty members easily
incorporate web-based or multi-media
instruction into the classroom.

The University of Florida also offers
a variety of social and extracurricular
activities. The Center for Performing
Arts features Broadway touring produc-
tions, operas, ballet, symphony orches-
tras and world-famous performers, while
local venues offer first-class theater and
popular productions. UF's Gator football,
basketball and other top-ranked men's
and women's athletic programs offer an
exciting array of activities.

The university is located in Gainesville,
a city of approximately 118,000 in North
Central Florida. It is on the 1-75 corridor
halfway between Atlanta and Miami
and between the Atlantic Ocean and
Gulf of Mexico less than two hours by
car from either coast as well as from
major cities such as Orlando, Tampa

and Jacksonville. Its moderate tempera-
ture averages 70 degrees.

Money magazine and other publications
consistently rate the home of the Levin
College of Law as one of America's
most livable cities, and Outdoor Explorer
magazine identified Gainesville as one
of the nation's top 10 cities for outdoor
recreation. The beauty of north central
Florida's freshwater springs, the many
rivers and coastal areas that offer oppor-
tunities for kayaking and canoeing, and
its proximity to Florida's famed beaches
attract many outdoor enthusiasts to

Contact Information
University of Florida
Levin College of Law
Environmental and
Land Use Law Program
P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
Online: www.law.ufl.edu/elulp
E-mail: elulp@law.ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-0777
Fax: 352-392-9419

Produced by the Levin College of Law
Communications Office. Editor: D. Amirin.
Primary photography: K Hines.


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* One of the NATION'S LARGEST law schools, with 1,300 students, approximately 60
tenure/tenure track faculty and 40-plus other full-time faculty who support the college
through clinical, research, skills training and administrative programs. It offers J.D.
certificate programs in Environmental and Land Use Law, Estates and Trusts Practice,
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SIGNIFICANT LEADERSHIP ROLES. Its alumni include four presidents of the American
Bar Association, the majority of The Florida Bar presidents, 34 judges in U.S. federal courts,
four governors of Florida, and hundreds of state senators and representatives and Florida
Cabinet members. Nine graduates became college presidents, including at UF. A dozen have
served as deans of law schools.

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