Master of Laws in Urban Affairs
This program is not accepting students for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate expert knowledge of the basic history, doctrines, and procedures of the law relevant to state and local government law, land use, and urban planning law
- Students will have developed and completed an individualized plan of ongoing learning that meets their professional goals
- Students will have a written plan of study with a professional goal statement, concrete learning outcomes, and a timeline for completion
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to demonstrate expert knowledge of the basic history, doctrines, and procedures of the law relevant to state and local government law, land use, and urban planning law. Within these general parameters, students will have developed and completed an individualized plan of ongoing learning that meets their professional goals. Students will have a written plan of study with a professional goal statement, concrete learning outcomes, and a timeline for completion.
|Lawyers and Dispute Resolution
|Land Use Law
|Law And The American Indian
|Federal Public Land & Resource Law
|Real Estate Finance
|Real Estate Transactions
|State And Local Government Law
|Environmental Compliance Auditing and Permitting
|Cultural Preservation Law
|Preservation of Land & Natural Resources
LL.M. – Urban Law students are required to complete a publishable quality thesis in the field of Urban Law, on subjects approved by the students' thesis committee, as outlined in their plan of study. The thesis must show substantial evidence of original research or development of the principles of at least one interdisciplinary field related to the area of urban studies pursued; be at least 75 pages in length; and be of high scholastic quality, suitable for publication as a lead article in a scholarly journal; and must demonstrate advanced knowledge and expertise in a field of law related to Urban law. A minimum of four and a maximum of eight credit hours (to be determined by the student in consultation with the thesis advisor) may be given for the written thesis .
The thesis committee, consisting of the thesis advisor (selected by the student with the advisor's consent) and the School of Law graduate studies committee must approve the topic and the final form and substance of the thesis.
The School of Law graduate studies committee may approve other law school courses and up to six credit hours of courses in other schools and departments of the University related to the area of urban affairs pursued. Generally, students may not take required or basic bar examination J.D. courses for graduate credit.
Before enrollment, the student will work with the associate dean toward developing an individualized urban affairs course of studies.