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Master of Jurisprudence –
Environmental Law Concentration

The Environmental Law Concentration is just one of your options. See the main Master of Jurisprudence page for details about the overall program and other available options.

M.Jur. Environmental Law Concentration

Understanding the treaties, statutes and regulations that govern the interplay between the harnessing of natural resources and conservation efforts is necessary for any professional in the field of energy, environmental impact assessment or sustainable development.

Through this program students will develop a fundamental understanding of the legal principles underpinning the core environmental laws that address environmental pollution, use of natural resources and the responsibilities of private, corporate or governmental entities.

TheEnvironmental Law concentration is one of many M.Jur. degree programs at St. Mary’s. You may also be interested in the Natural Resource Law concentration.

Understanding environmental law and policy enables us to manage and protect the world around us.”

-Amy Hardberger

Environmental Law Curriculum

Course Name Credit Hours
Fundamentals of the American Legal System (offered online) 2
Legal Research and Writing I (offered online) 2
Environmental Law 3
Contracts (offered online) 4
Property (offered online) 4
Administrative Law (or Administrative Law and Regulatory Interpretation, offered online) 3

Required Courses

Concentration Requirements

Course Name Credit Hours
Contracts Drafting 3
E-Discovery 2
Energy Law 2
Land Use 3
Oil and Gas 3
Public International Law 3
Texas Water Law 2
Texas Environmental Law 2
Water Law 3

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