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Environmental Law Programs

There are many law schools that have courses or tracks in environmental law. Here are a few of the more notable programs.

Note: programs change over time. Check current websites to get up-to-date information.

George Washington University

Washington , DC

Degrees: General LL.M in Environmental Law

Description: The Environmental Law Program offers programs of study in three specialized fields--Environmental Law, Government Procurement and Environmental Law, and International Environmental Law. Course requirements for each field of specialization are given below:

Pace University School of Law

New York , NY

Degrees: J.D. with a concentration in Environmental Law; M. LL. in Environmental Law (for those already holding a law degree)

Description: The Master of Laws in environmental Law is designed to meet the needs of practicing lawyers seeking a greater depth of knowledge in this expanding field, new skills, or a career change. The degree requirements may be completed in one year of full- time study or two years of part-time study.

University of Minnesota

  • School of Law
  • 429 Law Center, 229-19th Avenue South
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455 U.S.A.
  • Tel: 1-612-625-0055
  • Fax: 1-612-625-2011

Description: The Joint Degree Program involves roughly 300 faculty members. They are drawn from the Law School, Graduate School, Medical School, School of Public Health, College of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Resources, Humphrey Institute, and Center for Bioethics. They reflect the University's strength in and commitment to human genetics; microbial, plant, and animal genomics; developmental biology; environmental and health policy; the analysis of technology; molecular and neuropharmacology; health law; and bioethics.

Degrees Offered:

  • J.D./M.S.-Ecology
  • J.D./Ph.D.-Ecology
  • J.D./M.S.-Conservation Biology
  • J.D./Ph.D.-Conservation Biology
  • J.D./M.S.-Environmental Health
  • J.D./Ph.D.-Environmental Health

University of Vermont Law School

South Royalton , VT

Degree: M.S.E.L. in Environmental Law

Description : The Master of Studies in Environmental Law (M.S.E.L.) degree is an interdisciplinary program in environmental law, policy, ethics, and science. Designed for graduate students with a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, the program is the only one of its kind open to environmental professionals seeking to broaden their expertise, as well as to law students and lawyers seeking a concentration in environmental law. Recognized as the premiere environmental law program in the country, Vermont Law School produces graduates who serve as policy analysts, environmental managers, lawyers, and community leaders.

Degree : The Master of Laws in Environmental Law (LL.M.)

Description : This degree is designed for a select group of post-J.D. candidates seeking to specialize in the practice of environmental law, or pursue careers in teaching, research, or public policy. Vermont Law School offers LL.M. candidates over fifty courses in environmental law and policy - the widest range of courses offered by any law school in the nation.

University of Wisconsin , Madison

Environmental Studies and Law Dual Degree Program

Degrees: Students in the Dual Degree Program can earn a J.D. and one of the following degrees: an M.S. in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development; an M.S. or Ph.D. in Environmental Monitoring: an M.S. or Ph.D. in Land Resources (including the master’s level Energy Analysis and Policy certificate, the Air Resources Management certificate, and the Transportation and Policy certificate); an M.S. in Water Resources Management

Description: The Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is an inter-college unit created in 1970 to promote and enhance interdisciplinary environmental science instruction, research, and outreach. Approximately 150 faculty members from more than 50 natural and social science, engineering, and humanities departments are affiliated with the Institute. The Institute offers roughly 70 courses in cooperation with the university’s schools and colleges. As an interdisciplinary program, the Institute encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds. Graduates of the Institute can be found in a wide variety of fields including: resource planning or management, natural or earth sciences, engineering or design, land economics, history, geography, landscape architecture, mathematics, political science, urban and regional planning, law and legislation. Environmental problems frequently raise legal issues whose resolution demands knowledge of law and the environment. The need for professionals with this blend of expertise is growing. The Environmental Studies and Law Dual Degree Program was created in 1994 to enable students at UW-Madison to pursue a law degree and advanced degrees in environmental studies simultaneously by permitting them to count some of their courses and residence toward both degrees. It is anticipated that a variety of career opportunities will be available to graduates of the program in public agencies, nonprofit organizations, private firms and in academic institutions.

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