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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law


We provide one of the most extensive year-round environmental, natural resources, and energy law 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.  Below is a list of courses we offer each year or every other year. These classes are available to JD and LL.M. students (except as noted). Each summer we also offer several special intensive environmental courses.

Please also check the current course schedule for additional courses that may not be listed below.

Curriculum Guide

Core Courses:

Environmental Law

Administrative Law

Other Courses:

Animal Law

Clean Air Act

Clean Water Act*

Climate Change: International Law

Climate Change: US Law & Policy

Cultural Resources Protection*

Earthrise Ethics I

Earthrise Ethics II

Energy Law

Environmental and Animal Law Advocacy (JD only)

Environmental Enforcement*

Environmental Justice

Environmental Law LLM Graduate Seminar (LL.M. students only)

Environmental Litigation

Environmental Negotiation and Mediation

Environmental Prosecution

Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Law *

Forest Law & Policy

Hazardous Waste Law *

Individual Research & Tutorial Experiences (environmental topics)

International Environmental Law

Land Use Planning

Law of Columbia River *

Law, Science & Environment *

Legal Research:  Environmental Law*

Native American Natural Resources Law*

Natural Resources Law*

Northwest Energy Law*

Ocean & Coastal Law

Oregon Land Use*

Public Lands & Resources Law

Public Trust *

Renewable Energy Law and Policy

Renewable Energy Development & Finance *

Supreme Court and the Environment*

Sustainability in Law and Business *

Student Directed Reading Group (Env. Topics)

Toxic Torts*

Water Law

Wildlife Law

 *every other year offering

Practical Skills Offerings


Earthrise Law Center

International Environmental Law Project (IELP)

Legal Practica (part-time work with a local placement):

Legal Practicum: Environmental & Natural Resources Law

Legal Practicum:  Environmental Justice/Civil Rights

Legal Practicum: Natural Resources Litigation/Western Resources Legal Center (WRLC)

Externship (Environmental) (full or part-time placements)

Law Review:

Environmental Law Review (JD students only)

Moot Court:

Moot Court: Environmental and Animal Law (JD students only)


Environmental Summer School

Each summer we offer environmental classes.  Please check our summer page for current course list.