Title: UF Law environmental & land use law newsletter
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Title: UF Law environmental & land use law newsletter
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Publisher: Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2010
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The University of Florida Levin College of Law's Environmental and Land Use Law
program is one of the top ten public programs in the country. The program is led
by nationally recognized scholars and provides a broad range of academic and
experiential opportunities for students, including the Environmental Law Summer
Abroad in Costa Rica, the Conservation Clinic and numerous externships with gov-
ernmental and public interest organizations throughout the country.

Program faculty members, Mary Jane Angelo, Mark Fenster, Alyson Flournoy, Dawn
Jourdan, Christine Klein, Danaya Wright and Michael Wolf, are among the most
distinguished environmental and land use law scholars in the United States.

The program offers both an LL.M. degree and a certificate in environmental and
land use law. Roughly forty environmental and land use courses are offered at the
Levin College of Law. In addition, students have the opportunity to take advantage
of extensive course offerings in other colleges within the University of Florida, one
of the nation's leading research and teaching institutions.

Students in the Environmental and Land
Use Law program have a broad array of
interdisciplinary opportunities. Students can
take courses and participate in activities in
colleges and departments throughout the
University of Florida. Several joint degree
programs are available to students, includ-
ing joint J.D./Master's or PhD degrees in In-
terdisciplinary Ecology, Urban and Regional
S. Planning and Forestry and Natural Re-
sources. Students also gain interdisciplinary
experience through the Conservation Clinic
and the Costa Rica program.


Angelo has written extensively on incorporating science into environmental law, agriculture
and environmental law, and pesticide law and policy. Since joining the UF faculty in 2004,
Professor Angelo has rapidly developed a national reputation as a leading scholar in the field
of environmental law. In addition to environmental law, she teaches specialized courses on
pesticides and the law, environmental dispute resolution, and environmental law and biology.
She is a member of the summer faculty at Vermont Law School where she has taught courses
since 2000. Professor Angelo's practice experience prior to joining the Levin College of Law
faculty includes work in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of General Counsel
in Washington, D.C., and as Senior Assistant General Counsel for the St. John's River Water
Management District. She received her J.D. and an M.S. in Entomology from the University of
Florida, and her B.S. from Rutgers University

Recent Publications
"Corn, Carbon and Conservation: Rethinking U.S. Agricultural Policy in a Changing Global
Environment," 17 GeorgeMason L. Rev 593 (2010) "Valuing Nature: The Challenge of a
National Environmental Legacy Act" (with Mark T Brown), in Beyond Environmental Law (Alyson
Flournoy & David Driesen, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2010) "Stumbling Toward
Success: A Story of Adaptive Law and Ecological Resilience," 87 Nebraska L. Rev 950 (2009)
"Modernizing Water Law: The Example of Florida" (with Christine Klein and Richard Hamann),
61 Florida L. Rev 403 (2009)* "Harnessing the Power of Science in Environmental Law: Why We Should, Why We Don't, and How We Can," 86 Texas L. Rev.
1527 (2008) The Florida Water Resources Act of 1972: Beyond the First 35 Years (with Christine Klein and Richard Hamann) (University of Florida, 2008) "The
Killing Fields: Reducing the Casualties in the Battle Between U.S. Endangered Species and Pesticide Law," 32 Harvard Envtl. L. Rev 95 (2008) "Incorporating
Emergy Synthesis into Environmental Law: An Integration of Ecology, Economics, and Law" (with Mark T Brown), 37 Envtl. L. 963 (2007) "Reforming the Fed-
eral Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act," CPR for the Environment: Breathing New Life into the Nation's Major Environmental Statutes, A Legislative
Sourcebook of Progressive Ideas for Members of Congress and Staff (Alyson Flournoy and Matthew Shudtz, eds.) (2007) "Regulating Evolution for Sale: an
Evolutionary Biology Model for Regulating the Unnatural Selection of Genetically Modified Organisms,"42 Wake Forest L. Rev 93(2007) "Embracing Uncer-
tainty, Complexity, and Change: An Eco-Pragmatic Reinvention of a First-Generation Environmental Law," 33 Ecology L. 0. 105 (2006), reprinted in 38 Land Use
and Environmental L. Rev (2007) (collecting "top ten land use and environmental law" articles published in 2006) "Crouching Textualist, Hidden Intentionalist:
Reclaiming Our Stolen 'GreenDestiny' Out of the Judicial Sparring Over the Interpretation of Environmental Statutes," in Strategies for Environmental Success
in an Uncertain Judicial Climate (Michael Allan Wolf, ed.) (2005) "Redressing the Failure of Environmental Law to Protect Birds and Their Habitat" (with An-
thony J. Cotter), 20 Nat. Res. & Env't 22 (2005).

_. Mark Fenster, associate dean for faculty development, is a national expert on the consti-
tutional law of "exactions," regulatory transactions in which a government entity issues a
permit or other approval to a property owner in exchange for land, fees, or some other
entitlement. He teaches property, torts, administrative law, land use, and statutory interpre-
tation. He is also an expert on open government laws and public transparency, as well as
on the intellectual history of the legal realist movement. Prior to joining the Levin College
of Law faculty, Professor Fenster practiced for two years with Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger,
a leading public interest environmental and land use law firm in San Francisco, and clerked
for Judge Carlos Lucero of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He received his
J.D. from Yale Law School and holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Communications Research
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His B.A. is from the University of Virginia.

Recent Publications
"Seeing the State: Transparency as Metaphor," 62 Administrative L. Rev. 617 (2010) "The
Stubborn Incoherence of Regulatory Takings," 28 Stanford Environmental L. J. 525 (2009) 0
"Regulating Land Use in a Constitutional Shadow: The Institutional Contexts of Exactions,"
58 Hastings L. J. 729 (2007) "Takings, Version 2005: The Legal Process of Constitutional
Property Rights," 9 University of Pennsylvania J. of Constitutional L. 667 (2007) "The
Opacity of Transparency," 91 Iowa L. Rev. 885 (2006) "Takings Formalism, Regulatory
Formulas: Exactions and the Consequences of Clarity," 92 Cal. L. Rev. 609 (2004), reprinted
in Zoning and Planning Handbook (2005) and Land Use and Environmental L. Rev. (A. Dan Tarlock & David Callies, eds., 2005) (collecting "best land use
and environmental law articles" published in 2004).

UF Research Foundation Professor & Alumni Research Scholar; Director, Environmen-
tal and Land Use Law Program
Flournoy directs the Environmental and Land Use Law Program at the Levin College of Law.
She is a widely respected scholar in the field of environmental law. Her scholarship focuses
on decisionmaking processes under federal environmental and natural resources statutes, and
environmental ethics. She has taught federal administrative law, environmental law, advanced
environmental law and litigation, and property law. Flournoy is a member scholar of the Center
for Progressive Reform and a past president of Florida Defenders of the Environment. Prior to
joining the UF faculty in 1988, Professor Flournoy was an associate with Covington & Burling in
Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on environmental law. She received her A.B. from
Princeton University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Recent Publications
Editor (with David M. Driesen), Beyond Environmental Law: Policy Proposals for a Better Envi-
ronmental Future (Cambridge Univ. Press 2010), and contributor of the chapter: "The Case for
a National Environmental Legacy Act" The Future of Environmental Protection: The Case
for a National Environmental Legacy Act, A Center for Progressive Reform White Paper, avail-
able at: www.progressivereform.org/articles/NELA_1002.pdf (with Ryan Feinberg, Margaret
Clune Giblin, Heather Halter, and Christina Storz) (January 2010) "Protecting a Natural Re-
source Legacy While Promoting Resilience: Can It Be Done?," 87 Nebraska L. Rev. 1008 (2009)
* "Recommendation No. 5: Adopt Model National Environmental Legacy Act-NELA," in
Recalibrating the Law of Humans with the Laws of Nature: Climate Change, Human Rights,
and Intergenerational Justice (Climate Legacy Initiative, Vermont Law School, 2009) "Harnessing the Power of Information to Protect Our Public Natural
Resource Legacy" (with Heather Halter and Christina Storz), 86 Texas L. Rev 1575-1599 (2008) ) "Supply, Demand, and Consequences: The Impact of In-
formation Flow on Individual Permitting Decisions under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act," 83 Indiana L. J. 537 (2008) Squandering Public Resources: A
Center for Progressive Reform Report (with Margaret Clune Giblin and Matt Shudtz) (2007) "CPR for the Environment: Breathing New Life into the Nation's
Major Environmental Statutes, A Legislative Sourcebook of Progressive Ideas for Members of Congress and Staff" (co-edited and co-authored introduction
with Matthew Shudtz) (2007) "Following the Court Off-Road in SUWA," in Strategies for Environmental Success in an Uncertain Judicial Climate (Michael
Allan Wolf, ed.) (2005) "Regulations in Name Only: How the Bush Administration's National Forest Planning Rule Frees the Forest Service from Mandatory
Standards and Public Accountability" (with Margaret Clune and Robert Glicksman), White Paper published by the Center for Progressive Reform (2005).

Assistant Professor, Levin College of Law and College of Design, Construction &
Jourdan holds a joint appointment with the Levin College of Law and the College of Design,
Construction, and Planning at UF Jourdan is an emerging expert in the fields of land use, af-
fordable housing, historic preservation, and growth management law and policy The primary
focus of her research is the effect of government sponsored relocation programs on the poor,
including those living in public and subsidized housing. She is the director of the Center for
Building Better Communities, a UF research center dedicated to applied research in urban and
regional planning. Jourdan joined the UF faculty in 2007 after serving as an assistant professor
of urban planning at Texas A&M University. She worked as a planner and attorney for land use
groups, including: 1000 Friends of Florida, Holland & Knight LLP, and Frelich, Leitner and Car-
lisle, among others. Jourdan earned her Ph.D. in urban and regional planning at Florida State
University and earned degrees in law and urban planning at the University of Kansas.

Recent Publications
"Valuing Grief: A Proposal to Compensate Public Housing Residents for Intangibles,"
University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy (with R. Feinberg, in press 2010) *
"The Impact of Age on the Value of Historic Homes in a Nationally Recognized Historic
District," Journal of Real Estate Research (with Winson-Geideman, and S. Gao, in press
2010) "Cities and the Law: A Preliminary Inquiry," Journal of Preservation Education and
Research (with Lou Tassinary and T Li. Stone Walls in press, 2010) "Equal Protection and
Aesthetic Zoning: A Possible Chink and a Preemptive Repair" (with Lou Tassinary, et al.), 42
Urban Lawyer 375 (2010) "Meeting Their Fair Share: A Proposal for the Creation of Regional Land Banks to Meet the Affordable Housing Needs in the
Rural Areas of Texas" (with Shannon Van Zandt & Nicole Adair), 19 J. Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 147 (2010) "The Impact of
Historic Facade Easements on Condominium Value," The Appraisal Journal (with K.W. Geideman) (Fall, 2009), at 329 "Wal-Mart in the Garden District:
Does the Arbitrary and Capricious Standard of Review Lessen the Right of Citizens to Participate?" (with Kevin Gifford), 18 J. Affordable Housing and
Community Development Law 260 (2009) "Small Town Housing Needs: Resource Inefficiencies and Urban Bias in the United States" (with Shannon
Van Zandt, Cecilia Guisti, and June Martin), J. of the Community Development Society (June, 2009), at 75 "Through the Looking Glass: Analyzing the
Potential Legal Challenges to Form-Based Codes" (with Elizabeth Garvin) 23 J. Land Use and Envtl. L. 394 (2008) "Enhancing HOPE VI Revitalization
Processes with Participation,"J. of the Community Development Society (December, 2008), at 75 "Reducing Pre-Relocation Grief with Participation
in a HOPE VI Grant Application Process," 2 Int'l J. Public Participation 42 (2008) "Interdisciplinary Tourism Education in Interdisciplinary Teaching
and Learning in Higher Education: Theory and Practice" (with Tazim Jamal) in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theory and
Practice (Balasubramanyam Chandramohan & Stephen Fallows, eds.) (London: Routledge Falmer, 2008) "Grounding Theory: Developing New Theory
on Intergenerational Participation in Qualitative Methods for Housing Research," in Qualitative Housing Research Methods (Paul Maquin, ed.) (London:
Elsevier, 2008).


Chesterfield Smith Professor
Professor Klein is a nationally known water law scholar, with a rare expertise in both the
eastern and western doctrines. She began her career as a water rights litigator in the Colo-
rado Office of the Attorney General. Klein joined the University of Florida Levin College of
Law faculty in 2003, where she teaches water law, natural resources law, and property She
also served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development from 2006-2009. She is a prolific
scholar, serving as the lead author of one of the most widely-adopted natural resources
law casebooks (with Cheever and Birdsong, Aspen Publishers), and her articles have ap-
peared in numerous journals. Her current book, "Mississippi River Stories: Lessons from a
Century of Unnatural Disasters" (with Sandra Zellmer) will be published by the University
of California Press. Klein is currently a member of the National Academy of Sciences,
National Research Council, Committee on Sustainable Water and Environmental Manage-
ment in the California Bay-Delta. She is also a Member Scholar of the Center for Progres-
sive Reform. She received her LL.M. from Columbia University; her J.D. from the University
of Colorado; and a B.A. degree from Middlebury College (Vermont).

Recent Publications
"Environmental Patriotism," in Beyond Environmental Law: Policy Proposals for a Better
Environmental Future (Alyson C. Flournoy and David M. Driesen, eds.) (Cambridge University
Press, 2010) "A Scientific Assessment of Alternatives for Reducing Water Management Ef-
fects on Threatened and Endangered Fishes in California's Bay-Delta" (co-author as member
of Committee on Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California
Bay-Delta), (National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010) Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases
(with Frederico Cheever & Bret C. Birdsong) (Aspen, 2d ed. 2009) "The Environmental Deficit: Applying Lessons from the Economic Recession," 53 Arizona
L Rev 555 (2009) "Modernizing Water Law: The Example of Florida," (with Mary Jane Angelo & Richard Hamann), 61 Florida L Rev. 403 (2009) "Cultural
Norms as a Source of Law: The Example of Bottled Water," 30 Cardozo L. Rev. 507 (2008) (with Ling-Yee Huang) "Water Transfers: The Case Against Trans-
basin Diversions in the Eastern States," 25 UCLA J. of Law & Public Policy 101 (2008) "Mississippi River Stories: Lessons from a Century of Unnatural Disas-
ters" (with Sandra B. Zellmer), 60 SMU L Rev. 1471 (2007) "Survey of Florida Water Law," Waters and Water Rights (Robert E. Beck, ed., Matthew Bender
& Co., Inc.) (rev. vol. 6 (2005) and 2007 Supp) "The New Nuisance: An Antidote to Wetland Loss, Sprawl, and Global Warming," 48 B. C. L Rev 1155 (2007)
* "The Law of the Lakes: From Protectionism to Sustainability," 2006 Mich. St. U. L. Rev. 1 (2006) Natural Resources Law: A Place- Based Book of Problems
and Cases (with Federico Cheever and Bret C. Birdsong) (Aspen, 2005) "On Integrity: Some Considerations for Water Law," 56 Ala. L. Rev 1009 (2005).

Clarence J. TeSelle Endowed Professor
Professor Wright is a leading scholar on recreational trail development and the variety of dis-
puted property rights in discontinued railroad corridors. She has written numerous articles on
the property issues and federal pre-emption issues around rail corridor conversion to recreational
trails, as well as on the history of nineteenth century railroad development across the western
frontier She teaches on, lectures, and consults about federal constitutional takings claims
generally She has given testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on
administrative law and the Surface Transportation Board on the federal trails act. She is a regular
consultant with the United States Department of Justice in a number of the takings challenges
to the railbanking legislation and has served as a consultant and expert witness for the Internal
Revenue Service in cases involving tax deductions by railroads for donations of land under the
railbanking program. Among legal academics, she is recognized as the foremost scholar on
railbanking and rails-to-trails conversions and a leading scholar on the history of railroad property
rights. She is regularly quoted by federal and state courts on the legal aspects of these challeng-
ing cases. She is currently working on a book on the history of federal railroad policy involving
Indian lands, homestead laws, and mineral rights. She teaches property, constitutional law, theo-
ries of property, and legal history She received an A.B. in English from Cornell University, an MA.
in English from the University of Arizona, an MA. in Liberal Education from St. John's College, a
J.D. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University She
joined the faculty of the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in 1998.

Recent Publications
"The Shifting Sands of Property Rights, Federal Railroad Grants, and Economic History: Hash v. U.S. and the Threat to Rail-Trail Conversions," 38 Environ-
mental L. 711 (2008) "Charitable Deductions for Rail-Trail Conversions: Reconciling the Partial Interest Rule and the National Trails System Act" (with Scott
Bowman), 32 William & Mary Envtl. L & Pol'y Rev. 1 (2008) "Rails-to-Trails: Conversion of Railroad Corridors to Recreational Trails," in 78A Powell on Real
Property (Michael Allan Wolf, ed.) (2007).

Professor, Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law
Professor Wolf is the General Editor of Powell on Real Property (17 volumes), the leading
treatise in the field, and of Powell on Real Property: The Michael Allan Wolf Desk Edi-
tion. He has written several dozen articles, essays, and book chapters in law, economic
development, planning, and historical journals and books; and his commentaries have been
featured in national newspapers and on National Public Radio. A member of the Florida
Bar, Professor Wolf has testified several times before Congress; helped draft state legisla-
tion; and advised local, state, and federal officials in the area of urban redevelopment. Much
of Professor Wolf's scholarship explores the multi-faceted relationship between traditional
land use planning and environmental regulation, and he views many contemporary legal
developments through the lens of history. Professor Wolf joined the University of Florida
Levin College of Law faculty in 2003. He previously taught at the University of Richmond and
Oklahoma City University He teaches and writes in the areas of property, land-use plan-
ning, environmental, and constitutional law, and in American history/American studies. He
received his B.A. degree from Emory University, his J.D. degree from Georgetown University
Law Center, and his A.M. (History) and Ph.D. (History of American Civilization) degrees from
Harvard University.

Recent Publications
Land Use Planning and the Environment: A Casebook (with Charles M. Haar) (Environ-
mental Law Institute Press, 2010) "Planning and Law: Shaping the Legal Environment of Land Development and Preservation" (with Charles M. Haar), 40
Environmental Law Reporter 10419 (2010) Powell on Real PropertyTM: Michael Allan Wolf Desk Edition (LexisNexis Matthew Bender 2009) "Becoming a
Legal Troublemaker," in Law Touched Our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v Board of Education (Mildred Wigfall Robinson & Richard J. Bonnie,
eds.) (Vanderbilt Univ. Press, 2009) "Charles Warren," in The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (Roger K. Neman, ed., Yale University Press,
2009) The Zoning of America: Euclid v. Ambler (University Press of Kansas, 2008) General Editor, Powell on Real PropertyTM (quarterly updates) (Matthew
Bender-LexisNexis, 2008-2010) "William Faulkner, Legal Commentator: Humanity and Endurance in Hollywood's Yoknapatawpha," 77 Mississippi L.J. 957
(2008) "Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council," "Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife," and "Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co.," in Encyclopedia of the
Supreme Court of the United States (D.S.The Zoning of America: Euclid v. Ambler (University Press of Kansas, 2008) Powell on Real PropertyTM (Matthew
Bender-LexisNexis, General Editor) "Hysteria v. History: Public Use in the Public Eye," in Private Property, Community, and Eminent Domain (Robin Paul
Malloy, ed.) (Ashgate Publishing, 2008) "Looking Backward: Richard Epstein Ponders the 'Progressive' Peril,'" Book Review, 105 Mich. L. Rev. 1233 (2007) *
"Supreme Guidance for Wet Growth: Lessons from the High Court on the Powers and Responsibilities of Local Governments," 9 Chapman L. Rev. 233 (2006)
* "Introduction: A New Realism About Environmental Law" and "'They Endured': Mining the Supreme Court's Serviceable Past," in Strategies for Environ-
mental Success in an Uncertain Judicial Climate (Michael Allan Wolf, ed.) (ELI, 2005).

Legal Skills Professor; Director, Conservation Clinic and Costa Rica Law Program
Professor Ankersen founded and directs UF Law's Conservation Clinic as well as its Costa
Rica Program, which attracts environmental law students from throughout the United States
and Latin America. Both programs blend substance and field-based skills training while pro-
viding legal services to the conservation community, domestically and internationally The
clinic's fingerprints can be found on state and local legislation in Florida, as well as on nu-
merous private conservation instruments. Fluent in Spanish, Professor Ankersen has helped
to draft international agreements and national legislation in Central America and wildlife
legislation in Africa. He continues to promote the development of clinical environmental law
education in Latin America, helping to start up environmental law clinics in Central America
and the Brazilian Amazon. Ankersen writes in the areas of sustainability, ecosystem change '
and comparative environmental and property law. Prior to joining the Levin College of Law
Ankersen worked in an environmental law firm in Miami, Fla. and with the Sierra Club Legal
Defense Fund (now Earthjustice). He has an M.A. in history, focusing on environmental his-
tory, from the University of South Florida and J.D. from the University of Florida.

Recent Publications
"Baselines and Benchmarks: The Need for a National Environmental Legacy Act to Address
the Shifting Baselines Phenomenon," (with Kevin Regan) in Beyond Environmental Law:
Policy Proposals for a Better Environmental Future (Alyson C. Flournoy & David Driesen,
eds.) (2009) "Anchoring Away: Government Regulation and the Rights of Navigation in .. ..'
Florida" (with Richard Hamann), Florida Sea Grant, Technical Publication #157 (2006 revision) ...' '-.
* "Defending the Polygon: The Emerging Human Right to Communal Property" (with Thomas Ruppert), 59 Oklahoma L. Rev 681 (2006) "Tierra y Libertad:
The Social Function Doctrine and Land Reform in Latin America" (with Thomas Ruppert), 19 Tulane Envt'l L. J. 69 (2006) "Towards a Bioregional Approach
to Tropical Forest Conservation: Costa Rica's Greater Osa Bioregion" (with Steven A. Mack and Kevin Regan), 38 Futures J. 406 (2006) "Applying Clini-
cal Legal Education to Community Smart Growth: The University of Florida Conservation Clinic" (with Nicole C. Kibert) in Partnerships for Smart Growth:
University-Community Collaboration for Better Public Places 64 (Wim Wiewel & Gerrit-Jan Knaap, eds.) (2005)



The Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR) is a policy re-
search institute located at the University of Florida Levin College
of Law. Since 1972, CGR has been an innovator for environmen-
tal 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 interna-
tional reputations in areas related to water law, environmentally
sensitive ecosystems and estuaries, land use planning, coastal
management, groundwater and wetlands protection, endan-
gered species, and regulation of pesticides.

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, community-based partici-
patory research, immigrant groups in the southeast, and
agricultural labor.

CGR staff enrich the curriculum by offering courses and seminars
on topics such as sustainable development, environmental jus-
tice, historic preservation, and international environmental law.

Efforts by CGR staff attorneys have assisted in adoption of
environmental programs, policies and procedures in countries
throughout the world while at the same time providing experi-
ential learning opportunities for hundreds of UF law students,
many of whom have gone on to become leading environmental
attorneys, policy makers and advocates.

Director, Center for Governmental
Responsibility; Dean Emeritus
Former Speaker of the Florida
House of Representatives, with
major role in development and pas-
sage of Growth Management Act,
Wetlands Protection Act, and Water
Quality Assurance Act. Research includes work on Florida
Constitutional Law, and comparative studies of Brazilian
and U.S. environmental law. Former member, Florida
Constitution Revision Commission.


Attorney, Enola T Brown, PA.
Brown brings experience as an environmental
scientist and lawyer to co-teaching Environmental
Issues in Business Transactions. She practices
exclusively in the area of environmental law,
with a concentration in soil and groundwater
contamination. She has over 25 years of experi-
ence dealing with the various environmental
issues that arise with industrial properties and
industrial operations. Prior to receiving her J.D.,
she worked as an environmental scientist for the
Hillsborough County Environmental Protection
Committee. Before starting her own firm, Brown
practiced environmental law with the firms of
Lawson, McWhirter, Grandoff & Reeves, and An-
nis, Mitchell, Cockey, Edwards & Roehn.

Attorney, Shepard, Smith & Cassady, PA.
Hand focuses his practice on all aspects of real
estate and land-use law as well as local govern-
ment law. Hand holds a master's degree in real
estate and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
He has represented large and small scale devel-

opers as well as condominium and homeowners
associations and has experience addressing
contractual issues unique to green development.
Hand teaches Florida Land Use Law.

Partner, Broad & Cassel
Sellers' practice focuses on environmental and
land use law, and administrative law before the
Division of Administrative Hearings and numer-
ous Florida and federal agencies, including the
Florida Department of Community Affairs, Florida
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Board
of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust
Fund, Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Com-
mission, Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, water management districts, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency Her expertise encom-
passes issues related to industrial wastewater, air
emissions, wetlands and surface water, consump-
tive water use, threatened and endangered spe-
cies regulation, solid waste management, coastal
construction, and use of sovereign lands. Sellers
teaches Florida Administrative Law.

Environmental Attorney, Florida Department of
Transportation, Retired
Zinn began his legal career with Morgan Lewis &
Bockius in Miami, Fla., and also served as general
counsel to Enviropact, Inc., a publicly traded
environmental testing and remediation company
He then served as an environmental attorney for
the Florida Department of Transportation, where
his work focused on statewide FDOT hazardous
waste cleanup; Superfund, Clean Water Act,
Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation Recovery
Act, Endangered Species Act compliance; and
eminent domain. He served on The Florida Bar's
Environmental and Land Use Law's section's
council for 10 years. Zinn is president of Wildflow-
ers of Florida and treasurer and past-president of
the Wildflower Seed and Plant Growers Associa-
tion, vice chairman of the board of the Florida
Wildflower Foundation, at-large board member
of the Florida Native Plant Association, and past
President of the Conservation Trust for Florida.
Zinn co-teaches Environmental Issues in Business

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 management.
Governing Board Member, St. Johns
River Water Management District; former chair, Florida Bar
Environmental and Land Use Law Section; immediate past
president, Florida Defenders of the Environment.

Staff Attorney
Research interests include historic
preservation, Florida constitutional
law, Everglades restoration policies,
local land use law, and sustainable
development. Authored a handbook
on Florida historic preservation law.

Director International Trade Law Program
Former chief counsel for import
administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce, and regional counsel for
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
A 9 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.

Director, Environmental Division
Coordinates legal educational exchange
program with state of Parana, Brazil.
Research interests include sustainable
development, hurricane mitigation and
preparedness, coastal zone manage-
ment and Brazilian environmental law.


Students develop individualized courses of study drawing from extensive curricular offerings at the law school. In addition, many law
students enroll in complementary courses offered through non-law departments at UF and pursue joint degrees in fields such as urban
and regional planning, wildlife ecology, interdisciplinary ecology, and environmental engineering.

J.D. Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law
The certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law provides a valuable credential indicating completion of a rigorous and
tailored course of study. To obtain the certificate, students must complete specified core courses as well as a prescribed
number of credit-hours in elective courses. This coursework provides a strong foundation for practice in the closely-relat-
ed fields of Environmental and Land Use Law. The certificate program was developed in consultation with the program's
advisory board of leading private, governmental, and public interest attorneys.

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

* Adaptive Management: Water and Watershed Systems
* Advanced Environmental Law & Litigation
* Advanced Takings Law
* Agricultural Law
* Conservation Clinic
* Condominium & Community Development Law
* Environmental Dispute Resolution
* Environmental Issues in Business Transactions
* Externship
* Independent Study
* International and Comparative Environmental Law
* International and Comparative Environmental Law Skills Lab
* International Environmental Justice
* International Trade and Environment
* Land Finance

* Law & Economics
* Legislation
* Local Government Law
* Marine and Coastal Law (field course)
* Mediation & Other Dispute Resolution Processes
* Negotiation
* Negotiation, Mediation & Other Dispute Resolution Processes
* South Florida Ecosystems (field course)
* Water Law
* Wetlands & Watersheds: Law, Science & Policy

* Animal Rights & the Law
* Ecology & the Law
* Energy Law
* Environmental Justice
* Environmental Law & Policy
* Historic Preservation Law
* International Environment & Trade
* Land Use
* Selected Issues in Public Policy
* Sustainable Development
* Wildlife Law

Each spring, a selection of nationally known scholars and practitioners are invited to campus to present their research to ELUL students
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 certificate and LL.M. 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 (Tallahassee). Recent speak-
ers include:

Professor C. Anthony Arnold, University of Louisville School of Law
Chris Bzdok, Olson, Bzdok & Howard, PC.
Professor Michael Dworkin, Vermont Law School
Professor John Echevarria, Vermont Law School
J. Kevin Healy, Bryan Cave LLP (New York)
Bob Irvin, Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs, Defenders of
Professor Alexandra Klass, University of Minnesota Law School
Professor Barbara Knuth, Cornell University, Dept. of Natural Resources
Professor Sarah Krakoff, University of Colorado School of Law
Doug Kysar, Yale Law School
Linda Malone, William & Mary Law School
Roberta Mann, University of Oregon Law School
Robert Martineau, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
Mark Mihaly, Vermont Law School

Bryan Norton, Distinguished Professor, Georgia Tech School of Public Policy
Professor James Rasband, Brigham Young University
Professor Luis E. "Ricky" Rodriguez-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico School
of Law
J.B. Ruhl, Florida State University School of Law
Jim Salzman, Duke University Law School
Amy Sinden, Temple University
Judd Snierson, University of Oregon Law School
Rebecca Tsosie ,Arizona State University College of Law
Robert Verchick, Loyola School of Law
Michael Vandenbergh, Vanderbilt University Law School
Ronald L. Weaver, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sltterson, PA.
David Wilcove, Princeton University, Program in Environmental Studies
Wendy Wagner, University of Texas College of Law

LL.M. in Environmental and Land Use Law

UF's interdisciplinary LL.M. was the nation's

first advanced law degree in Environmental

and Land Use Law. The LL.M. degree

provides recent law school graduates and

practicing attorneys an opportunity to

deepen their knowledge of these areas of

law. The program utilizes an individualized

course of study that can include the Costa

Rica Program, the Conservation Clinic,

and field courses. To receive the degree,

students must take a significant number of

credits from courses in non-law disciplines.



The Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) is a
highly-successful annual student-run conference featur-
ing two days of programs on timely cutting-edge topics in
environmental and land use law. The conference brings in
leading experts to speak on timely topics such as alternative
energy, climate change, water supply, adaptation to sea level
rise, mercury in the environment, adaptive management and
the Everglades, toxic torts, social marketing, rural land con-
version, and sustainable agriculture. The conference brings
students together with scientists, lawyers, government
officials, grassroots environmentalists, and industry repre-
sentatives and provides the opportunity to seek solutions
to Florida and the nation's environmental challenges. Each
year the PIEC includes a practical skills training workshop.



This annual endowed conference, orga-
nized by Professor Michael Allan Wolf,
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Govern-
ment 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 sympo-
sia have focused on historic preservation,
the Supreme Court's environmental term,
billboard regulation, eminent domain, the
squeeze on local governments and issues
affecting coastal communities.


The Levin College of Law offers students
the unique opportunity to study interna-
tional and comparative environmental
law from a Latin American perspective
through the study abroad program in
Costa Rica. Few countries are better
suited to the study and application of
environmental law than the tiny tropi-
cal 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 em-
phasizes international and comparative
environmental law as well as skills train-
ing in a cross-cultural context through
its Conservation Clinic and skills-based
courses such as Environmental Dispute
Resolution. Law students and young at-
torneys from Costa Rica and elsewhere
in Latin America and the Caribbean
participate in the program along with
U.S. law students, thanks to a special
collaboration with the Environmental
Law Alliance Worldwide. Issue-based

field trips round out the curriculum. In
addition to rafting tropical rivers and
visiting community cloud forest reserves,
students are able to work with field
biologists from the Caribbean Con-
servation 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://www.law.ufl.



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Graduates of the program have found em-
ployment in a wide variety of settings includ-
ing private firms, government and non-profit
conservation groups, including:
* Akerman Senterfitt
* Altman Kritzer & Levick
* Beveridge & Diamond
* Bilzin Sumberg
* Broad & Cassell
* Carlton Fields
* City of Fernandina Beach
* City of Orlando
* Earthjustice
* Florida Dept. of Community Affairs
* Florida Dept. of Env. Protection
* Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
* Florida Power & Light
* Foley & Lardner
* Fowler White Boggs

* Greenberg Traurig
* Hand Arendall
* Holland & Knight
* Hopping Green & Sams
* Hunton &Williams
* Icard Merrill
* King & Spalding
* Latham & Watkins
* Lewis Longman & Walker
* Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor
* Mayer Brown
* National Oceanic and Atmospheric
* Nuclear Regulatory Commission
* Pavese Law Firm
* Public Trust Environmental Law Institute
of Florida
* Sea Grant Legal Program
* Smith Hulsey & Busey
* Solar Energy Industries Association

* St. Johns River Water Management District
* St. Johns RiverKeeper
* The Center for Progressive Reform
* The St. Joe Company
* The Trust for Public Lands
* U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
* U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
* U.S. Department of the Navy
* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Administrative Law Judges
* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Region IV
* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Region X
* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Enforcement & Compliance
* U.S. Department of Justice, Environment
and Natural Resources Division


The Conservation Clinic is an innovative
interdisciplinary clinic which offers students
the opportunity to learn and gain valuable
experience while working on compelling
conservation challenges. Law and gradu-
ate students work in teams for clients such
as not-for-profit organizations, community
organizations, state and local govern-
ments, and even international organiza-
tions. Clinic students have drafted state
legislation, local government ordinances,
and international petitions on a wide range
of environmental matters.


Each year UF sends teams to the National
Environmental Moot Court Competition in
White Plains, New York. Students selected
to participate on the UF team have the
chance to brief and argue a case, and to
compete against teams from around the
country. UF has frequently reached the
quarter-final or semi-final round in this
competition, which draws roughly 70 teams
from law schools around the country.
The Environmental Moot Court Team is
sponsored by the law firm of Akerman


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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, Family Law, Intellectual
Property Law, and International
and Comparative Law; an
extensive array of joint degree
programs; specialized centers,
institutes and program areas; and
strong clinical offerings.

* A high quality, comprehensive law
school, with leading programs
* Has offered STRONG
for more than three decades,
and many faculty are experts
in international legal issues.
These programs and its LL.M. in
Comparative Law Program for
foreign lawyers expand the school's
curriculum and international
offerings and strengthen its ties
with programs and scholars around
the globe.

include five 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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