Environmental Law (LLM)

University at Buffalo

Date Posted: Sept. 5, 2019
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Law & Legal Studies
Program Type: Master's Degree


The Environmental Law LL.M. offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of environmental law and policy through a structured program of study and experience.

Admission to the Environmental Law LL.M. Program requires a first degree in law. Students must take a minimum of 24 credits to complete the Environmental Law LL.M. degree, including a minimum of three credits of experiential learning. Courses qualifying as experiential include externships, clerkships, clinical programs and practica, as well as a variety of in-class courses. International students will additionally take a two-credit legal research and writing class and a two-credit course that introduces the United States legal system.

Environmental Law LL.M. students must complete the following: An Experiential Capstone Course (3-4 credits); An Approved Research Course (3-4 credits); Two Environmental Law Core Courses (6 credits); and One Other Environmental Law-Related Course (3 credits).

The remainder of the students’ coursework will comprise electives from the entirety of the law school’s course offerings.

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