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Georgia State Law Expands LL.M. Program, Adds Concentrations in IP Law, Environmental and Land-Use Law

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law is adding two concentrations, Intellectual Property Law and Environmental and Land-Use Law, to its master of laws (LL.M.) program in August 2018.

These concentrations join the Health Law, General Studies and Foreign-Trained Lawyer tracks in the LL.M. program. Since its introduction in fall 2015,… more »

LL.M. with a Concentration in Environmental and Land-Use Law

Posted On November 28, 2017

Environmental and land-use law attorneys must understand how to work collaboratively with professionals from other fields such as planners, engineers, developers and government officials. And, they must understand how to work with the affected communities. Through the LL.M. with a concentration in environmental and land-use law, students will be prepared for practice in this… more »

Juergensmeyer Travels to Brazil and Portugal to Present on Emerging Land Use Topics

Professor Julian Juergensmeyer recently returned from Brazil and Portugal, where he gave several lectures and participated in two international conferences. In Sao Luis, Brazil, Juergensmeyer spoke at the two-day First International Conference on Comparative Urban and Environmental Law, co-sponsored by the Brazilian Beyond Institute, Georgia State’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and… more »

Juergensmeyer & Co-Authors Argue for Expanded Impact Analysis in Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting

Four prominent land-use and planning professors introduced their new book, Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting, at Georgia State University College of Law in November.

Professor Julian Juergensmeyer introduced his co-authors and thesis of their work: that new real estate development should be approved only when there is a demonstrated market demand for… more »

Environmental Law Fellowship

Apply now for a two-year fellowship starting in September 2018 with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Yale University.  The environmental law fellow will spend one year practicing environmental law and policy advocacy with NRDC, and one year helping to support environmental law clinics at Yale.  The deadline to apply is October 12, 2017. … more »

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 30 new Urban Fellows to its interdisciplinary program for 2017-2018.  This year’s students come from across Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning.

“The Atlanta metropolitan… more »

Market Demand-Based Planning & Permitting Program

Posted On September 6, 2017

Preventing Excessive Development from Undermining the Economy while Protecting Property Rights of Existing Development

A healthy local and regional real estate market is one of the Georgia economy’s essential drivers. As we look ahead to 2018, the nation will be 10 years removed from the Great Recession and the widespread destruction it caused to the… more »

Urban Fellows Learn About the Planned Redevelopment of Underground Atlanta

When Underground Atlanta was redeveloped in the late 80s, the focus was on creating a destination that centered on retail, restaurants, and public space.  While that model worked for many years, it no longer works today.

On August 23rd, Kristi Rooks presented “Creating a Destination at Underground Atlanta” to the Urban Fellows students.  Rooks is… more »

Call for Submissions – Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth seeks submissions for the second edition of the Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy.  Submissions that align with the international and comparative focus of the journal in the following areas will be considered:  land use; equitable and sustainable development; taxation and… more »

Scholarship Available from Air & Waste Management Association Georgia Chapter

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that provides training, information, and networking opportunities to 9,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. The Association’s goals are to strengthen the environmental profession, expand scientific and technological responses to environmental concerns, and assist professionals in critical environmental decision making to benefit… more »