Environmental & Natural Resources Law Certificate

University of Kansas

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Law & Legal Studies
Program Type: Graduate Certificate/Diploma
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


Students must notify the associate dean for academic affairs before the end of their first full academic year of their intention to satisfy the certificate requirements. In addition to all other degree requirements, students must complete:A core consisting of Environmental Law Survey, Public Lands and Natural Resources, and Administrative Law;Any one of the following clinical or writing experiences: Legislative Clinic (with a paper on an environmental or natural resources law topic), Public Policy Clinic (with a paper on an environmental or natural resources law topic), externship with the Kansas City regional office of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (arranged by faculty and under faculty supervision), externship with a local environmental or natural resources law public interest group (under faculty supervision), or preparation of an 2-credit Independent Research paper (with a paper on an environmental or natural resources law topic); Kansas Law Review or Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy; (with a note or comment on an environmental or natural resources law topic)A minimum of nine additional hours of credit from among the following electives: Agricultural Law, Biodiversity Law, Environmental Law Seminar, Governmental Control of Land Development, International Environmental Law, National Environmental and Energy Policy, Regulation of Air and Water Pollution, Native American Natural Resources, Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste, Regulatory Law and Policy, Oil and Gas, Water Law. In addition to fulfilling these requirements, a student must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3. 0 in courses that count toward the certificate to be eligible for the certificate.

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