There are many opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of various areas of law. Our professors are passionate about sharing the most fascinating aspects of their areas of expertise with students in the classroom. Programs, courses, journals, and student groups round out the learning experience for students, giving students freedom to explore their interests and refine their skills.


Environmental Law and Energy

Wildlife Refuge

Environmental law and climate change are rapidly changing areas of law that will continue to grow in importance over coming decades. Practitioners in this area draw upon property law, constitutional law, legislation, torts, administrative/regulatory law, criminal law, and corporate law. And, increasingly, environmental law is affected by and is affecting international law.

In addition to offering courses covering all aspects of U.S. environmental law and an introduction to energy law, regulation, and policy in the U.S., students can take graduate-level courses or earn a dual master’s degree in environmental and natural resources at the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Find course offerings in this area with our Course Explorer.

Programs & Other Opportunities


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