Environmental & Land Use Law Certification

University of Virginia

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Law & Legal Studies
Program Type: Graduate Certificate/Diploma
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


One of the greatest challenges facing the world today is to foster sustainable communities and ensure the environment's long-term health. Meeting this challenge requires land use and environmental policies grounded in law, science, economics, ethics, psychology and politics. It also requires attention to the intersection of local, state, national and international policies. The Environmental and Land Use Law Program at the University of Virginia aims to develop leaders who combine knowledge in these fields with the skills to put sound policy into practice at all levels of government. The program joins outstanding legal teaching and scholarship with opportunities for interdisciplinary study and practical training. The faculty's active involvement in local, regional and global issues, including climate change, helps develop a real-world sense of environmental law and policy as practiced today.

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