A Dynamic Industry…

The field of natural resources and environmental law has rapidly evolved into an ongoing international concern. For example, in the past decade over 100 nations have either introduced or are drafting new mining laws. In addition, renewable energy and sustainability issues have become pressing domestic and international concerns. Both legal and non-law professionals in this active legal environment must understand both domestic natural resources law and how resources are regulated in international jurisdictions, if they hope to compete in the global arena.

We recognize a vital need for advanced graduate studies in this complex legal field and offer a comprehensive, multilevel program to help attorneys, natural resources professionals, and government regulators increase their knowledge of the issues, policies, and laws that affect resources and the environment worldwide.

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Graduate Programs in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy is designed for U.S. and foreign attorneys and non-law natural resources professionals who wish to apply their skills at home, or who plan to work both in the United States and abroad.

Our program offers a curriculum of courses relating to natural resources law, policy, economics, regulation, contracts, and international transactions, including several classes offered by no other university in the world.

Join us and expand your academic credentials for a rich and rewarding career in the global natural resources and environment industry.

Advanced Study Programs Available:

  • Master of Laws in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy (LLM)
    Open to applicants who have completed a JD or foreign equivalent law degree. The LLM program develops your expertise for specialization in a global environmental and/or natural resources law career. 24 credits
  • Master of Legal Studies with an Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Major (formerly Master of Resources Law Studies, MRLS)
    Open to applicants with an undergraduate or graduate degree (non-law). For professionals who want to broaden their understanding of environmental and natural resources law and policy. 24 credits
  • Certificate of Studies (CS) in Natural Resources Law and Policy
    Academic Certificate program for professionals who wish to obtain specialization skills in natural resources law but are unable to devote a full year to masters degree study. Open to applicants with a JD or foreign equivalent, or a natural resources related undergraduate/graduate degree. 16 credits
  • Certificates in Selected Environmental and Natural Resources Courses
    A non-degree program open to professionals, lawyers or non-lawyers, who wish to select courses relating to specific disciplines in environmental and natural resources law. Must enroll at least in 5 courses. Please contact Graduate Legal Studies for more details.

Dual JD/LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy

Other LLM Programs at Denver Law: