Environmental & Natural Resources Law Concentration

Environmental & Natural Resources Law

Those who are 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 you 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 you with employers as you proceed throughout your career.


The offering of any of the courses below will depend on teacher availability and reasonable enrollment demand. The School of Law does not guarantee a student will be able to satisfy the requirements necessary for obtaining this concentration. Substitutions may be allowed under certain circumstances. Only one semester of a course may be used to satisfy the course requirements of the concentration.

Group A courses:

  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law

Group B courses: 

  • Advanced Environmental Law Clinic
  • Indian Law
  • Climate Change Law & Policy
  • Comparative Environmental Law
  • Disaster Law
  • Food, Farming, and Sustainability
  • Energy & Law
  • Environment & Natural Resources Externship
  • Environmental Conflict Resolution
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Law Clinic
  • Environmental Law & Policy Practicum
  • Environmental Litigation & Practice
  • Environmental Moot Court
  • Hazardous Waste Law
  • Human Rights and the Environment
  • Independent Research/Writing (ENR topic)
  • International Environmental Law
  • Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation
  • Land Trust & Conservation Law
  • Land Use Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Ocean & Coastal Law
  • Public Trust Law
  • Tribal Courts & Tribal Law
  • Water Resources Law
  • Wildlife Law

*Certain courses may be substituted.

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, you must write a high quality, professional academic research paper on a topic related to environmental or natural resources law. You must receive advance approval of your 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.

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