Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth
Metropolitan centers can only remain viable places to live and work with deliberate, yet flexible planning that taps a number of disciplines. At the center of such planning are lawyers, who help craft workable laws and regulations, as well as land-use planners, economic planners, business leaders, engineers, and regulatory agencies.
The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth (Metro Growth Center) advances interdisciplinary dialogue and research on urban growth and management issues. The Center achieves its mission by sponsoring the Urban Fellows Program, the summer legal and policy study, foreign enrichment courses, and study space. Additionally, the Center organizes and sponsors symposia and speakers on urban and growth management issues.
The Metro Growth Center takes advantage of the fact that Georgia State University is located in Atlanta, one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. This prime location offers students an opportunity to explore the myriad of issues affecting urban areas, and experience firsthand the legislative and judicial actions affecting planning and growth management. Students involved in the Metro Growth Center's programs are ready to serve as leaders in the law and regulation of the built and physical environment.
Save the Date for our Next Symposium - January 31, 2014
The Metro Growth Center in conjunction with Troutman Sanders LLP and the Center for Law, Health and Society at GSU will be holding a one day symposium, Healthcare Meets the Environment: A Symposium on Pharmaceutical Waste Management. Learn more.
Study Space VII will take place in Barcelona May 5-9, 2014
The theme of Study Space VII is Beyond Affordable Housing: An Interdisciplinary Multi-National Approach to Adequate Housing Options. Learn more.
Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law - Apply Now!
The Metro Growth Center is accepting Declaration of Interest Forms for students interested in pursuing the Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law. This certificate program is for current GSU Law students only. To receive a certificate, students must complete one full year of the Urban Fellows Program. Click here to learn more and download the forms. Contact Karen Johnston for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 Year Fellowship at Columbia Law School's Center for Climate Change Law
Applications are currently being accepted for a one year fellowship in climate change law. Applicants must have received a J.D. degree within 3 year prior to beginning the fellowship. Salary is $60,000/year plus benefits and will run from September 2014 through August 2015. The Fellow will function as Associate Director of the Center and will supervise fellows, visiting scholars and interns; work on research and writing projects; organize conferenes, seminars, collaborative publications, and other projects concerning climate mitigation and adaptation. Candidates are encouraged to apply before January 1, 2014; applications will be received and interviews offered on a rolling basis. Submit a cover letter, CV, and law school transcript (unofficial and scanned versions are acceptable) to email@example.com. No calls please.
2 Year Environment and Energy Law Fellowship - George Washington University Law School
Seeking a 2 year fellowship beginning in summer 2014 for the academic years 2014-2016. The Fellow will enroll on a part-time basis in the Environmental LLM program. The Fellow will be expected to assist in teaching a course on environmental lawyering offered each semester, including summer; supervise students participating in the Environment and Energy Policy Practicum; engage in evironmental research and may public articles; organize conferences and other activities, and; perform routine administrative tasks. Some previous law and teaching experience are a plus. Fellows receive an annual stipend between $45,000 and $50,000, tuition remission for the LLM program, health insurance and other benefits, and possible student loan deferrment. To apply send a letter of interst, resume, list of references, and a complete law school transcript by April 25, 2014 to Associate Dean Lee Paddock at firstname.lastname@example.org.