Degree Program Information

No other law school in America offers a specialized program in natural resources and environmental law with the breadth, scope and opportunities offered at the University of Denver College of Law. The program is unique in terms of the number and variety of course offerings, its international and domestic graduate programs, its close association with the Earth Justice Environmental Law Clinic and the prestigious Colorado School of Mines. Students may participate in the Water Law Review, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and legal externship programs with internationally recognized firms or agencies located in the heart of the natural resources and environmental industry.

The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Discipline Courses:*
The ENRLP offers an extraordinarily broad range of introductory and advanced classes in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. We endeavor to offer all important classes every year, without fail. All the courses listed the following table are open to JD and masters degree students.

Civil Rights Seminar: Animal Rights

Comparative Environmental Law

Economics of Natural Resources Investment and Finance

Energy Law

Environmental Ethics and Justice

Environmental Law

Federal Indian Law

Federal Wildlife Law

Growth Management and Sustainable Development

Hazardous Waste and Toxic Substances

International Environmental Law

International & Comparative Mining Law

International & Comparative Petroleum Law

International Water Law

Land Conservation Transactions

Mining Law

Natural Resources Law

Negotiation of Natural Resources Agreements

Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy

Oil and Gas Law

Public Lands and Resources Law

Renewable Energy and Project Finance

Water Law

*Actual course offerings will differ from year to year.

The Curriculum:
Your course of study may be customized, depending upon your goal to work internationally, within the United States, or both. Denver Law offers more than 30 courses in environmental and natural law, divided equally between international and domestic issues. Juris Doctor candidates may select any of the listed courses as electives. For our advanced degree programs, you may customize your degree by selecting any approved courses.