List Spacing in Org Mode with Enumitem

I like to use the LaTeX package enumitem to eliminate the spacing in lists. To do this globally, add the following to the Org mode headers:

#+LaTeX_HEADER: \usepackage{enumitem}
#+LaTeX_HEADER: \setlist{nosep}

If you also don't want your lists to be indented, use

#+LaTeX_HEADER: \setlist{nosep,wide}

These global options can be overridden for individual lists by putting something like this immediately before the list begins:

#+ATTR_LaTeX: :options [itemsep=1em]

This will put a space equal to the width of an upper-case "M" between each list item.