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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law

Degrees

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J.D. with Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources La–  (Effective fall 2018, the previously named Certificate in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law will be re-named the Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.) At Lewis & Clark, law students studying for the J.D. degree can take a few environmental law classes or they can emphasize environmental and natural resources law by earning a special certificate presented at graduation along with the degree.

J.D. with Certificate in Energy, Innovation, and Sustainability Law (Available to Lewis & Clark students starting in the 2018-19 academic year) - This certificate is designed for students interested in practicing in the energy law or related fields. The certificate provides an important blend of both environmental and business law courses to reflect the expected competencies of a future energy law practitioner. The certificate also allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the energy law field, as well as important practical and professional skills, by including a practical skills component.

LL.M. Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law – Lewis & Clark’s LL.M. in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law offers excellent preparation for practicing, teaching, or policy-making in the environmental and natural resources law field.

Joint J.D./LL.M. Environmental, Natural Resources, and Environmental Law – Lewis & Clark Law School offers one of the first joint J.D. /LL.M. program in environmental law in the nation. The joint degree is designed for Lewis & Clark law students who would like to obtain both a J.D. degree and a post-J.D. (Master’s) LL.M. degree in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law.

Master of Studies in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law -  The Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law program now offers a Master of Studies in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law. This graduate degree is for those interested in learning about environmental law, but who do not wish to practice law or obtain a law degree. Potential students include federal agency employees, teachers, elected officials, journalists, and people pursuing careers in lobbying or non-profit organizations, as well as business people who want a better understanding of environmental regulations.