Ocean & Coastal Law

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Law on Land and Sea

The legal landscape is fluid. Never has there been a more important time in our society for attorneys who know and understand the complex laws governing ocean resources activities and for coastal zone management, here and abroad. 

Oregon Law’s Ocean and Coastal Law program provides students with the opportunity to research and analyze current ocean and coastal law topics and to publish the results in books, law journals and on the Center’s web site. Furthermore, there are many opportunities to gain experience in the field through University of Oregon School of Law's Ocean and Coastal Law program.

University of Oregon School of Law offers many courses in ocean and coastal law as well as a J.D. concentration, which will prepare you to enter the highly competitive ocean and coastal law legal practice as an attorney with governmental agencies, law firms, and businesses whose livelihood is dependent on the sea.