Certificate in Water Resources Law

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

  • 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 - Agricultural Environmental Law (3)
  • ENV5430 - Ecology (3)
  • ENV5474 - Land Conservation Law (2)

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 (must be for credit)