SERL Certificate Program

Earn a Certificate in Sustainable Energy and Resources Law

The Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) Certificate is awarded to students who take and pass a minimum of 16 hours of courses designated as those which best prepare students for careers in energy, environmental and natural resources law. It enables students who concentrate their elective intellectual pursuits to have special recognition. The SERL Certificate requirements are:

I. Administrative Law (3 hours)

II. Four courses from the following, with at least one from each block (12 hours)

BLOCK A (Energy/Regulatory):

Advanced Oil & Gas**
Basic Oil and Gas*
International Energy and Natural Resources Law
Regulated Industries
State Administrative Law

BLOCK B (Resources):

Advanced Oil & Gas**
Basic Oil and Gas*
Native American Natural Resources
Natural Resources & Environmental Law on Federal Lands***
Water Law

BLOCK C (Environmental Law):

Environmental Law
International Environmental Law ****
Land Use Controls
Natural Resources & Environmental Law on Federal Lands***
At student request, other additional courses may be added and categorized as deemed appropriate by the Director and Associate Director of NELPI, in consultation with the Associate Dean.

III. Advanced Study (1-3 hours)

ADVANCED STUDY OPTIONS:

1. Legal externship in an energy, environment, or natural resources placement.
2. Energy Law Journal certificate requirements met.
3. Tulsa Law Review certificate requirements met and student wrote a note or comment for the Review on a natural resources, energy or environmental topic, with the concurrence of the Director of the SERL Certificate Program.
4. Completion of a seminar in the energy, resources, or environmental area with a grade of C or higher.
5. Completion of an Independent Study project with a grade of C or higher, with the concurrence of the Director of the SERL Certificate Program.
6. Participation for credit on the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Team or in another moot court competition deemed equivalent by the SERL Certificate Advisor.

At student’s request, other additional courses may be added and categorized as deemed appropriate by the Director of the SERL Certificate Program.

* Basic Oil and Gas may apply to the Resources or Energy Block at the election of the student, but not to both.
** Advanced Oil and Gas may apply to the Resource or Energy Block at the election of the student, but not to both.
***Natural Resources & Environmental Law on Federal Lands may apply to the Resources Block or Environmental Law Block at students election, but not to both.
****Seminar may apply to the Resources Block or advanced study at student's election, but not to both.

TOTAL:       16-18 hours

CERTIFICATE DIRECTOR:
Marla Mansfield
Professor of Law and Director of the SERL Certificate Program
marla-mansfield@utulsa.edu
918-631-2449

• [Click HERE to download the SERL Certificate Requirements.]
• [Click HERE to download the SERL Certificate Application.]