Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee offers a terrific place to study environmental, energy and land use law. The law school has assembled an outstanding front-line faculty of environmental, energy and land use law teachers and scholars. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida State Law's Environmental Law Program the nation's 16th best overall and 7th best among public law schools.
Florida State College of Law offers students the opportunity to graduate with a Certificate in Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law. The program is designed to allow students to complete the certification requirements, and to be able to enroll in a well-rounded non-certificate curriculum as well. Upon graduation, students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate along with their J.D. degree, indicating to employers and others that they have achieved special competency in the fields of environmental, energy and land use law.
The College of Law's location blocks from the center of Florida's government offers students advantages few environmental, energy and land use programs can match. Externship and pro bono opportunities with government agencies and public interest groups give students a chance to learn about the creation and implementation of environmental law from the inside. The opportunity to watch laws and policies being developed, legislated and litigated provides law students an experience that will make them both astute practitioners and better citizens. Legal educations at Florida State are further enriched by attorneys and public officials in the environmental, energy and land use areas who serve as adjunct faculty and lecturers at the law school.
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