Environmental & Land Use

Each clinical semester begins with intensive classes taught on-campus which may include weekend days.

Students who enroll in the Environmental and Land Use Law Clinic may become authorized as Certified Legal Interns (CLIs). Please carefully note the Florida Board of Bar Examiners (FBBE) new rule regarding the Certified Legal Internship (CLI) program if you are planning to participate in a clinical semester during your final year of law school. Please file your bar application early, preferably your first year of law school, as you must receive an initial clearance letter from the FBBE to be eligible for the CLI program. See additional Information located on the FBBE FAQ page at www.floridabarexam.org.

Protection of the environment is becoming an increasingly important area of law in both the public and private domains. Students in the Environmental and Land Use Law Clinic are exposed to the legal processes that define this area of law and explore issues such as growth management, comprehensive planning, land use, and environmental permitting. Clinical interns either work in-house on complex litigation matters under the supervision of NSU Law professor-practitioners or are placed with government offices or private law firms that specialize in environmental issues.

Clinic Prerequisites

  • Substantive Prerequisites: Evidence; Professional Responsibility; and any one of: Eminent Domain; Environmental Law; Environmental Law & Business; Florida Land Development Workshop; Land Use Planning; Local Government; Natural Resources Law; Ocean & Coastal Law; Wetlands Regulation Law
  • ALSV Prerequisites: One course



NSU Law Center's Clinical Programs Office cannot provide direct legal advice or services to members of the general public. For assistance in obtaining an attorney, please contact the Broward County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service at 954-764-8040, the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-342-8011 or your local Legal Aid Office.

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