We provide one of the most extensive year-round environmental and natural resources curriculum in the United States. This wide array of classes gives our students flexibility in choosing their courses and the potential for careful focus in areas of special interest. We strive for balance between environmental and natural resources topics and between courses and small-group seminars. If the courses offered do not address your interests, you can design an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Below is a list of courses and seminars we offer each year or every other year. These classes are available to J.D. and LL.M. students (except as noted). Each summer we also offer several special intensive environmental courses.
“Courses” generally survey a substantive area of law. “Seminars” are limited to 20 or fewer students and allow for in-depth discussion and study of specialized issues. Seminars generally use a research paper or writing projects as the method of evaluation.
Graduate Environmental Seminar (LL.M. students only)
*every other year offering; **periodic offering
Co-Curricular and Practical Skills Offerings
Internships (part-time work with a local placement):
Externships (full or part time work for one semester with a placement anywhere in the U.S. or world):
Externship (Environmental) (J.D. students only)
Environmental Law Review (J.D. students only)
Merhige National Environmental Negotiation Competition (J.D. students only)
Moot Court: Environmental and Animal Law (J.D. students only)
Environmental Summer School
We also offer a variety of environmental and natural resources classes, including core classes, during the summer. For an example of our summer offerings, see Environmental Summer School