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Master of Jurisprudence –
Natural Resource Law Concentration

The Natural Resource 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. National 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:

  • Property rights
  • Water resources
  • Wildlife management

“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 . . .”

-Laura Burney

Natural Resource Law Concentration Curriculum

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

Concentration Requirements

Course Name Credit Hours
Contracts Drafting 3
E-Discovery 2
Energy Law 2
Environmental Law 2
International Business Transactions 2
Land Titles 3

Two additional electives from the list must be chosen.

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