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  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law Advanced Degree and Certificate Program – Appendices
    • Appendix ENRLP 1 – Regulations for LL.M. in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy
      • Candidacy
        • 1.1 – A candidate for the LL.M. in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy (hereafter LL.M.) must have earned a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from a law school that is a member of the Association of American Law Schools or is approved by the American Bar Association or in the case of a foreign candidate, the candidate must have completed a law degree with high academic standards from a recognized foreign university.
        • 1.2 – A candidate who has completed all or some of the requirements for the award of the Certificate of Studies in Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy, who is in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or better, and who meets the requirements of 1.1 may be permitted to transfer to the LL.M. degree program with advanced standing and to undertake an additional period of study to complete the requirements for the degree.
      • Duration of Study
        • 2.1 – A candidate must undertake a program of study for a minimum of two semesters or its equivalent. The program of study may be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis.
        • 2.2 – A candidate must complete the requirements for the award of the LL.M. within one year of first registration in the case of a full-time candidate and within three years in the case of a part-time candidate; the Director of Graduate Studies may approve an extension of one year.
        • 2.3 – A candidate shall be required to register in each year of study.
      • Curriculum
        • 3.1 – A candidate for the LL.M. shall undertake a program of study approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.
        • 3.2 – The program of work shall consist of:
          • courses and other credit earning work in the University of Denver, or in other institutions, specified in the College of Law Syllabus of Approved Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program Courses and Other Credit Earning Work or other courses approved in a petition to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs;.
          • optionally, courses approved by the Director of Graduate Studies taken at a university other than the University of Denver under an interuniversity cooperation arrangement approved by the Dean of the College of Law (such courses to be given such credit hour weighting as the Registrar shall deem appropriate taking into consideration the number of hours of instruction but not to exceed 6 credits in all);
          • optionally, courses approved by the Director of Graduate Studies taken at the University of Denver offered by the Daniels College of Business or the Graduate School of International Business (such courses to be given such credit hour weighting as the Registrar shall deem appropriate taking into consideration the number of hours of instruction but not to exceed 6 credits in all);
          • optionally, for candidates with strong and demonstrable research and writing skills, a research thesis of no more than 15,000 words on a topic approved by the Director of Graduate Studies (6 credits).
        • 3.3 – The maximum number of hours that a candidate can be credited under 3.2 (either combined or separately) shall not exceed 6 credit hours.
        • 3.4 – A candidate for the LL.M. who has within five years prior to admission to the LL.M. degree program completed University of Denver College of Law courses listed in the Syllabus of Approved Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program Courses and Other Credit Earning Work as a non-University of Denver graduate degree student under an interuniversity cooperation program approved by the Dean of the College of Law may be credited for courses for the LL.M. up to a maximum of 6 credits.
      • Optional Specialization
        • 4.1 – A candidate for the LLM may elect to specialize in up to two specializations. They will receive information on which courses count towards their desired specialization (s) during the week of orientation.
        • 4.2 – The LL.M. may, subject to 4.1 and the candidate’s completion of required core courses as set out in the specialization guidelines, be endorsed to indicate a candidate’s specialization within the program of study in up to two of the subjects noted in the schedule to these Regulations.
      • Credit Requirement
        • 5.1 – In order to qualify for the award of the LL.M. degree the candidate will be required to have obtained a minimum of 24 credits and a 2.0 minimum grade point average.
        • 5.2 – It is recommended, but not required, that a minimum of 9 credits shall be assessed by written research work (course research papers, thesis, etc.).
      • Assessment
        • 6.1 – The courses of study referred to in Regulation 3.2 shall be assessed by written examinations, course work, continuous assessment of student performance, research paper, or a combination thereof, as specified by the course instructor.
      • Schedule of ENRLP LL.M. Optional Specializations
        The Master of Laws in Natural Resources Law and Policy (LLM) may be awarded without specialization or may upon fulfillment of core requirements indicate a candidate’s specialization in two or fewer of the following subjects:
        • Environmental Law and Policy;
        • Land Use Law and Policy;
        • Mineral Law and Policy;
        • Energy Law and Policy;
        • Water Law and Policy;
        • International Resources Transactions Law and Policy;
        • Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy.
        • Oil and Gas Law and Policy

Core requirements for each specialization shall be set out by the Director of Graduate Studies in guidelines.

  • Appendix ENRLP 2 – Regulations for Master of Resources Law Study (MRLS)
    • Candidacy
      • 1.1 – A candidate for the Master of Resources Law Studies (MRLS) must have earned a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution or in the case of a foreign candidate, obtained the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an acknowledged institution of higher learning.
      • 1.2 – A candidate who has completed all or some of the requirements for the award of the Certificate of Studies in Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy, who is in good standing, and who meets the requirements of 1.1 may be permitted to transfer to the MRLS degree program with advanced standing and to undertake an additional period of study to complete the requirements for the degree.
    • Duration of Study
      • 2.1 – A candidate must undertake a course of study for a minimum of two semesters or its equivalent. The course of study may be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis.
      • 2.2 – A candidate must complete the requirements for the award of the MRLS degree within one year of first registration in the case of a full-time candidate and within three years in the case of a part-time candidate; the Director of Graduate Studies may approve an extension of one year.
      • 2.3 – All candidates shall be required to register in each year of study.
    • Curriculum
      • 3.1 – A candidate for the MRLS shall undertake a program of study approved by the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies.
      • 3.2 – The program of study shall consist of:
        • courses and other credit earning work in the University of Denver, or in other institutions, specified in the College of Law Syllabus of Approved Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program Courses and Other Credit Earning Work or other courses approved by a petition to the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies;.
        • optionally, courses approved by the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies taken at a university other than the University of Denver under an interuniversity cooperation arrangement approved by the Dean of the College of Law (such courses to be given such credit hour weighting as the Registrar shall deem appropriate taking into consideration the number of hours of instruction but not to exceed 6 credits in all);
        • optionally, courses approved by the Director of Graduate Studies taken at the University of Denver offered by the Daniels College of Business or the Graduate School of International Business (such courses to be given such credit hour weighting as the Registrar shall deem appropriate taking into consideration the number of hours of instruction but not to exceed 6 credits in all).
      • 3.3 – The maximum number of hours that a candidate can be credited under 3.2 (either combined or separately) shall not exceed 6 credit hours.
      • 3.4 – A candidate for the MRLS who has within five years prior to admission to the MRLS degree program completed University of Denver College of Law courses listed in the Syllabus of Approved Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program Courses which can be obtained from the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies and Other Credit Earning Work as a non-University of Denver graduate degree student under an interuniversity cooperation program approved by the Dean of the College of Law may be credited for courses for the LL.M. up to a maximum of 6 credits.
    • Optional Specialization
      • 4.1 – A candidate for the MRLS may elect to specialize in up to two specializations. They will receive information on which courses count towards their desired specialization (s) during the week of orientation.
    • Credit Requirement
      • 5.1 – In order to qualify for the award of the MRLS degree a candidate will be required to have obtained a minimum of 24 credits and a 2.0 minimum grade point average.
    • Assessment
      • 6.1 – The courses referred to in Regulation 3.2 shall be assessed by written examination, course work, continuous assessment of student performance, research paper, or a combination thereof, as specified by the course instructor.
    • Schedule of ENRLP MRLS Optional Specializations
      The Master of Resources Law Studies may be awarded without specialization or may upon fulfillment of core requirements indicate a candidate’s specialization in two or fewer of the following subjects:
      • Environmental Law and Policy;
      • Land Use Law and Policy;
      • Mineral Law and Policy;
      • Energy Law and Policy;
      • Water Law and Policy;
      • International Resources Transactions Law and Policy;
      • Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy.
      • Oil and Gas Law and Policy

Core requirements for each specialization shall be set out by the Director of Graduate Studies in guidelines.

  • Appendix ENRLP 3 – Regulations for Certificate of Studies in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy
    • Candidacy
      • 1.1 – A candidate for the Certificate of Studies in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy (CS) must have earned a bachelor’s or advanced degree at an accredited institution or in the case of a foreign candidate, obtained the equivalent of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an acknowledged institution of higher learning.
      • 1.2 – A candidate who has completed all or some of the requirements for the award of the Master of Laws in Natural Resources and Environmental Law & Policy (LL.M.) or the Masters of Resources Law Studies, who is in good standing, and who meets the requirements of 1.1 may be permitted to transfer to the CS program with advanced standing and to undertake an additional period of study to complete the requirements for the certificate.
    • Duration of Study
      • 2.1 – The course of study may be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis.
      • 2.2 – A candidate must complete the requirements for the award of the Certificate of Studies within one year of first registration in the case of a full-time candidate and within two years in the case of a part-time candidate; the Director of Graduate Studies may approve an extension of one year.
      • 2.3 – All candidates for the Certificate of Studies shall be required to register in each year of study.
    • Curriculum
      • 3.1 – A candidate for the CS shall undertake a program of study approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.
      • 3.2 – The program of study shall consist of courses and other credit earning work in the University of Denver, or in other institutions, specified in the College of Law Syllabus of Approved Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program Courses and Other Credit Earning Work. or other courses approved by a petition to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
    • Optional Specialization
      • 4.1 – A candidate for the CS may elect to specialize in one specialization. They will receive information on which courses count towards their desired specialization during the week of orientation.
    • Credit Requirement
      • 5.1 – In order to qualify for the award of the CS a candidate will be required to have obtained a minimum of 16 credits and a 2.0 minimum grade point average.
    • Assessment
      • 6.1 – The courses referred to in Regulation 3.2 shall be assessed by written examination, course work, continuous assessment or research paper, or a combination thereof, as specified by the course instructor.
    • Schedule of ENRLP CS Optional Specializations
      The Certificate of Studies in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy may be awarded without specialization or may upon fulfillment of core requirements indicate a candidate’s specialization in one of the following subjects:
      • Environmental Law and Policy;
      • Land Use Law and Policy;
      • Mineral Law and Policy;
      • Energy Law and Policy;
      • Water Law and Policy;
      • International Resources Transactions Law and Policy;
      • Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy.
      • Oil and Gas Law and Policy

Core requirements for each specialization shall be set out by the Director of Graduate Studies in guidelines.