Center for Environmental Law and Land Use

Inaugurated on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Loyola’s Center for Environmental Law and Land Use (CELLU), seeks to become a leader in legal environmental education and service in the Gulf Region.

As part of this mission, the Center supports Loyola’s Certificate in Environmental Law Program. Under this program, law students concentrate their studies in the areas of natural resources, pollution control, and land use, and receive a certificate upon graduation along with their degree.

CELLU also organizes and hosts a variety of conferences, workshops, and lectures designed to educate the public and to spark collaborative efforts in research and service among academics and students. Much of its activity now centers on environmental and land-use issues associated with Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast.