Center for Environmental Law
Loyola’s Center for Environmental Law and Land Use brings together dedicated students, inspiring professors, expert lawyers, and active members of the community to study and respond to the Gulf Coast’s most challenging environmental problems.
The Gulf region offers one of the richest and most demanding geographies for environmental work. From fighting toxic pollution to restoring the marshes to expanding urban hydroponic farms, CEL focuses on improving the health and welfare of Gulf communities and the quality of the surrounding environment.
Meet our faculty
The Center for Environmental Law is staffed by world class faculty and experienced practitioners in the areas of environmental and land use law and policy.
Specialize in Environmental Law
Certificate in Environmental Law
J.D students interested in environmental law may elect to earn a certificate.
Master's in Environmental Law
The Master of Arts in Environmental Law (MA-EL) graduate degree is for those who have a bachelor’s degree and are interested in learning about environmental law, but who do not wish to practice law or obtain a law degree.
LL.M. with an Environmental Law Concentration
Lawyers interested in developing a specialization in this complex and rapidly evolving areas of law may earn an LL.M. with a concentration in Environmental Law.
Join the Policy Lab
The Environmental Policy Lab is a unique course in which students, individually or in teams, work under the supervision of skilled attorneys with years of city, state, federal and international environmental advocacy experience on a semester-long project with real non-profit, or community clients.