Concentrations: Environmental & Natural Resources Law

Students interested in environmental and natural resources law and policy are passionate about conservation, climate change, and sustainability on earth. The concentration in Environmental Law guides students through a customizable and innovative course-load to prepare for a career in environmental law and policy. A statement of completion in environmental law will lay a foundation and help distinguish students with employers as they proceed throughout their career.



To complete the requirements of the concentration, a student must satisfactorily complete three courses from Group A and four from Group A and/or B for a total of seven courses. Only one semester of a course may be used to satisfy the course requirements of the concentration.


Group A Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Law or Human Rights and the Environment
  • Natural Resources Law

Group B Courses

  • Advanced Environmental Law Clinic
  • Indian Law
  • Climate Change in International Law
  • Climate Change Litigation
  • Climate Change Law & Policy
  • Coastal Law
  • Comparative Environmental Law
  • Energy and Law
  • Environmental Conflict Resolution
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Externship
  • Environmental Law Clinic
  • Environmental Litigation & Practice 
  • Environmental Moot Court
  • Hazardous Waste Law
  • Independent Research/Writing (ENR Topic) 
  • Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation
  • Land Trust & Conservation Law 
  • Land Use Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Ocean & Coastal Law
  • Public Land Law
  • Public Trust Law
  • Regulated Energy Utility Law
  • Renewable Energy Law
  • Tribal Courts & Tribal Law
  • Water Resources Law 
  • Wildlife Law

*Certain courses may be substituted.

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, a student must also complete an academic research paper concerning environmental or natural resources law of high professional quality. The student may receive advance approval of his or her topic.

A full list of requirements and procedures is available to current students in MyLaw. The information contained on this page is only a summary of the academic requirements.

For specific course requirements for individual concentrations, please go to “Forms” under the Registrar’s tab in MyLaw.