Planning and Environmental Law

Planning and Environmental Law

Course Description

Where is the intersection of environmental, administrative, and land use/planning law? This 3 credit seminar explores the real world challenges confronting local and state governments in addressing growth and development in an age of climate change, declining water supplies, growing populations and other environmental stressors. The class will explore both the legal and political context in which land use planning and development occurs. A substantial portion of the grade will be a writing project (eg. drafting a local land use regulation; drafting legislation for the 2012 NM Legislative Session) which may be used to meet the UNMSOL writing requirement.