JD/MS in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Joint Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


This unique program is offered through a collaboration between the College of Law and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES). Students enrolled in this innovative program of study will earn the Juris Doctor of Law degree and a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the same time. Many law schools have responded to public concern about the environment by offering more courses in natural resources and environmental law. The University of Illinois goes one step further, however, allowing students to supplement a law program with training in a related scientific field. With this training, laws and regulations may be understood fully and applied accurately.

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