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:
- 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:
- nine (9) semester hours consisting of Constitutional Law I, Administrative Law and either Environmental Law or Natural Resources Law, and
- eleven (11) credit hours of environmental and/or natural resources law courses from an approved list of classes;
- 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
- write a substantial research paper dealing with environmental law or natural resources law.
A full listing of courses and certificate requirements may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office. A student may not exercise a CR/NC option in a course that counts toward the certificate.