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The Concentration in Water Resources Law covers the complex set of federal and state laws addressing the use and conservation of water resources.

The concentration requires a minimum of 14 credits of coursework and experience or writing in the area of water and environmental law. Students are required to earn a GPA of 3.0 or better in all concentration courses in order to earn the concentration.

REQUIRED COURSES - 6 CREDITS

  • ENV5245 - Water Resources Law (3)
  • ENV5246 - Water Quality (3)

WATER ELECTIVES - 4 CREDITS

  • ENV5250 - Watershed Management & Protection (3)
  • ENV5349 - Regulating the Marine Environment (2)
  • ENV5405 - Ecosystem Conservation Strategies (2)
  • ENV5423 - Ocean and Coastal Law (3)
  • ENV5472 - Law of Ecosystem Management (2)
  • ENV5561 - Environmental Enforcement and Compliance (2)

GENERAL ELECTIVES - 3 CREDITS

  • ENV5235 - Natural Resources Law (3)
  • ENV5401 - Agriculture and the Environment (3)
  • ENV5430 - Ecology (3)
  • ENV5474 - Land Conservation Law (2)

EXPERIENTIAL/WRITING - Min 1 CREDIT

  • Advanced Writing Requirement on a water topic
  • Independent Research Project on a water topic
  • LLM thesis or research project on a water topic
  • Masters or JD externship on a water topic