LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law




The Program

With 40 years' experience in energy, natural resources and environmental legal education, The University of Tulsa's energy and natural resources law curriculum for its LLM program inspires students to examine legal and policy approaches for achieving the important goals of energy reliability, sustainable supplies of natural resources and a healthy environment.  Students pursuing this course of study will benefit from TU's legacy as a center for oil and gas industry research and its diverse energy programs in engineering, business, law, environmental protection, and information security.  These benefits include opportunities to interact with TU Law's Sustainable Energy & Resources Law (SERL) program Board of Visitors: energy, environmental and natural resources professionals in the midst of prestigious careers and TU student groups such as the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and REELS: Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Society.

The Curriculum

The LLM in Energy & Natural Resources Law program consists of a full course of study over two semesters from August to May of each year. The LLM degree requires a minimum 24 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4-point scale. Students will be expected to complete courses on Energy Research, Analysis and Writing; Oil and Gas Law (Basic and Advanced); Environmental Law; Administrative Law and Climate Change. In addition, students will choose from other courses in the College of Law's Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) curriculum, such as Energy Industries; International Environmental Law; Water Law; International Energy and Natural Resources Law; and Natural Resources and Environmental Law on Federal Lands

Foreign-trained LLM degree candidates also enroll in a one semester course designed to introduce US law and a course of energy research writing and analysis.  Students are invited to choose an elective from any of the many courses offered by TU College of Law and the other graduate departments of The University of Tulsa, such as the business and engineering colleges.

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