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Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law

Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law


The College of Law offers a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law to Juris Doctor candidates. The certificate signifies that qualifying students have demonstrated a specialized proficiency in environmental and natural resources law. To qualify for the certificate, students must:

  1. meet all general requirements for graduation from the college with a J.D. degree and complete a total of 20 semester credit hours which include:
    1. nine (9) semester hours consisting of Constitutional Law I, Administrative Law and either Environmental Law or Natural Resources Law, and
    2. eleven (11) credit hours of environmental and/or natural resources law courses from an approved list of classes;
  2. complete all curriculum requirements with at least a B- overall average and no grade lower than a C in any course taken to satisfy the certificate; and
  3. write a substantial research paper dealing with environmental law or natural resources law.

A student may not exercise a CR/NC option in a course that counts toward the certificate.