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Master of Jurisprudence in Natural Resource Law

Law Professor Laura Burney

Featured Faculty: Laura Burney “As the Texas Supreme Court recently noted, James Michener may well be right: ‘Water, not oil, is the lifeblood of Texas . . .’ But together, oil and gas are its muscle . . .”

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Master of Jurisprudence

The Natural Resource Law concentration is just one of your options. See the main Master of Jurisprudence program page for details about the overall program and other available concentrations.

M.Jur. Natural Resource Law Concentration

As the field of natural resource law becomes more and more regulated, professionals are being called upon to master a finer understanding of state and federal regulations governing the aspects of our environment that can be resourced for economic and societal benefit.

The St. Mary’s M.Jur. in Natural Resource Law provides such professionals with a program that will position them to better navigate these regulations regarding air, wind, light, water, soil, land, underground minerals and oil.

Related interests:

  • Conservation laws
  • Environmental law
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental regulations
  • Forest management
  • Natural resource law
  • Property rights
  • Water resources
  • Wildlife management

Natural Resource Law Concentration Curriculum

Required Courses Credit Hours
Fundamentals of the American Legal System 2
Legal Research and Writing I 2
Contracts I (or Contracts I and II online) 3 (or 4 for Contracts I and II online)
Property I, Property II (or Property I and II online) 3 for Property I, 2 for Property II (or 4 for Property I and II online)
Administrative Law (or Administrative Law and Regulatory Interpretation online) 3
Oil and Gas, or Water Law 3

Additional concentration requirements

Two additional electives from the list must be chosen.
Courses Credit Hours
Contracts II 2
Contracts Drafting 3
E-Discovery 2
Energy Law 2
Environmental Law 2
International Business Transactions 2
Land Titles 3

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