Master of Jurisprudence

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“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 . . .”

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:

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

Natural Resource Law Concentration Curriculum

Required CoursesCredit 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 Law3

Additional Concentration Requirements

Two additional electives from the list must be chosen.
CoursesCredit Hours
Contracts Drafting3
Energy Law2
Environmental Law2
International Business Transactions2
Land Titles3
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