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

The certificate 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 certificate courses in order to earn the certificate.

REQUIRED COURSES - 6 CREDITS

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

WATER ELECTIVES - 4 CREDITS

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

GENERAL ELECTIVES - 3 CREDITS

  • ENV5401 - Agricultural Environmental Law (3)
  • ENV5430 - Ecology (3)
  • ENV5474 - Land Conservation Law (2)
  • ENV5222 - Landscape Scale Conservation (2)
  • ENV5235 - Natural Resources Law (3)

​EXPERIENTIAL/WRITING - 1-6 CREDITS

  • 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
  • Water & Justice Program Research Associate