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Environmental and Energy Law LL.M. Degree Requirements

The LL.M. in Environmental and Energy Law degree is open both to U.S.-educated students and to students who received their first degree in law from outside the United States. The degree requirements for domestic and international students are slightly different, as outlined below.

Coursework Requirements

Students who received their JD degree from a law school in the United States must successfully complete 24 academic credits, including 18 academic credits ("specialization credits") in courses listed under Environmental and Energy Law in the curriculum guide to obtain the LL.M. in Environmental and Energy Law degree

Students who received their first degree in law from a law school outside of the United States must successfully complete 20 academic credits, including 14 academic credits ("specialization credits") in courses listed under Environmental and Energy Law in the curriculum guide to obtain the LL.M. in Environmental and Energy Law degree.

The degree requirements for all Environmental and Energy Law LL.M. students include the following:

  • Environmental Law, if not completed in the prior law degree. Contact the Director of the Environmental and Energy Law Program to request a waiver if you have taken a prior course that you think will satisfy this requirement;

  • The Environmental Lawyering LL.M. seminar; and

  • An externship or practicum within the field, approved by the Director of the Environmental and Energy Law Program.

While not required, it is strongly recommended that foreign-trained students enroll in U.S. Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis.

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