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.


To complete the requirements of the concentration, you must satisfactorily complete three (3) courses from Group A and four (4) from both Group A or B, for a total of seven (7) courses. Only one semester of a course may be used to satisfy the course requirements of the concentration.

Group A courses:

  • Coastal Law
  • 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 Field Placement
  • 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, 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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