With today's Green revolution and the growing need for conservation, many lawyers look to focus their careers towards the environmental arena. At Miami Law, students can take a variety of courses to prepare themselves to one day work in some aspect of environmental law either in government, the non-profit sector, corporations, or in private practice.
Hands-On Learning Options: Domestic & International
Related Courses, Seminars, Clinics
*Offered at RSMAS.
Joint Degree Options in Marine Affairs and Environmental Science
Joint Degree / LLM Options in Maritime (Admiralty) Law
Joint Degree / LLM Options in Real Estate Development
Miami Law offers expert study in real estate development and real estate courses with a focus on the environment including: Environmental Regulation of Real Property, Wetland Regulation and Real Property, and The Law of Green Buildings.
University of Miami Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
As one of the leading academic oceanographic and atmospheric research institutions in the world, the School's basic and applied research interests encompass virtually all marine-related sciences.
In addition, the faculty includes some of the leading experts on Environmental Law issues with experience working on top level environmental policy initiatives.
Professor Bernard Oxman is one of the world's top experts on the laws of the sea and currently sits on the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.
Professor Richard Williamson teaches introductory and advanced courses in environmental law, courses and seminars on international environmental law.
Adjunct Professor Daniel Suman's research focuses on coastal management in Latin America, planning and enforcement in Marine Protected Areas, and public participation in environmental planning.
Felix Mormann is an expert on energy policy and issues.
Professor Tony Alfieri leads the law school’s Environmental Justice Project.
Visiting Professor Daniel Magraw is an expert in international law and policy, particularly relating to environmental protection.
At Miami Law there is also an active Environmental Law Society and Maritime Law Society, and Student Dive Bar Chapter. Other organizations also explore environmental issues. For example, in 2017 the University of Miami Law Review symposium discussed "Climate Wrongs and Human Rights."