​​The Certificate in Land Use Law offers students training in the array of legal doctrines, practical techniques, and policy alternatives for addressing the use of public and private lands.

The certificate requires a minimum of 14 credits of coursework and experience or writing in the area of land use and environmental law.  Students are required to earn a GPA of 3.0 or better in all certificate courses in order to earn the certificate.

REQUIRED COURSES - 6 CREDITS

  • ENV5125 Land Use Regulation (3)
  • ENV5239 Land Transactions and Finance (3)

LAND USE ELECTIVES - 4 CREDITS

  • ENV5430 Ecology (3)
  • ENV5405 Ecosystem Conservation Strategies (2)
  • ENV5474 Land Conservation Law (2)
  • ENV 5345 Land and the Law of Takings (2)
  • ENV5222 Landscape Scale Conservation (2)
  • ENV5472 Law of Ecosystem Management (2)
  • ENV5462 Public Lands Management: Montana Field Study (3)
  • ENV5250 Watershed Management & Protection (3)
  • ENV___ Comparative US-France Land Use Field Study (3)

GENERAL ELECTIVES - 3 CREDITS

  • ENV5105 Administrative Law (3)
  • ENV5401 Agricultural Environmental Law (3)
  • ENV5235 Natural Resources Law (3)
  • ENV5423 Ocean & Coastal Law (3)
  • PUB7580 State & Local Government (2)​

EXPERIENTIAL/WRITING - 1-6 CREDITS

  • Advanced Writing Requirement on a land use topic
  • CLI9450 Land Use Clinic (LLM or JD)
  • Independent Research Project on a land use topic
  • LLM thesis or research project on a land use topic
  • Masters or JD externship on a land use topic