MELP Requirements, 2015-2016

30 credits

Required Courses

All of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
REQ7180 Public Law3
ENV5115 Environmental Law3
ENV5122 Communications, Advocacy, and Leadership3

In addition to the above, each student must satisfactorily complete at least three of the following five core courses:

Core Courses: Natural Resources Law

May choose one of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
ENV5235 Natural Resources Law3

Core Courses: Science for Environmental Law

May choose one of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
ENV5112 Science for Environmental Law3

Core Courses: Environmental Economics and Markets

May choose one of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
ENV5220 Environmental Economics and Markets3

Core Courses: Environmental Ethics

May choose one of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
DIV7628 Indian Tribes as Government Stewards of the Environment2
ENV5406 Animal Rights Jurisprudence2
ENV5305 Environmental Ethics Seminar2
ENV5446 Environmental Justice2
ENV5521 Earth Law2
JUR7330 Moral Philosophy for Professionals2
JUR7307 Culture & the Environment2
ENV5375 Global Energy Justice2
ENV5385 Global Food Security2
ENV5478 Global Food Security and Social Justice3
ENV5408 Law of Animals in Agriculture2

Core Courses: Dispute Resolution

May choose one of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
ADR6410 Alternative Dispute Resolution3
ADR6415 Environmental Dispute Resolution3
ADR6425 Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (only JD/MELPs)3
ADR6405 Arbitration2
ADR6412 Mediation2
ADR6420 Negotiation2
ADR6450 Advanced Dispute Resolution Writing Seminar2
CLI9405 Dispute Resolution Clinic3
ADR6413 Mediation Advocacy2

Remaining electives may be chosen from the courses and experiential options listed above and from the following list of approved courses.


Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
ADR6405 Arbitration2
ADR6410 Alternative Dispute Resolution3
ADR6412 Mediation2
ADR6415 Environmental Dispute Resolution3
ADR6420 Negotiation2
ADR6425 Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation (JD students only)3
ADR6450 Advanced Dispute Resolution Writing Seminar2
BUS6262 Social Enterprise Law2
BUS6305 Nonprofit Organizations3
BUS6350 Nonprofit Management2
CLI9302 Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic (JD or LLM students only)6
CLI9405 Dispute Resolution Clinic I4
CLI9450 Land Use Clinic (JD or LLM students only)6
DIV7620 Native Americans & the Law3
DIV7628 Indian Tribes as Government Stewards of the Environment2
ENV5570 Feeding a Hot and Hungry Planet2
ENV5105 Administrative Law3
ENV5110 Ecology of Food & Agriculture3
ENV5112 Science for Environmental Law3
ENV5115 Environmental Law3
ENV5125 Land Use Regulation3
ENV5205 Air Pollution Law and Policy3
ENV5209 CERCLA Law & Policy3
ENV5212 Climate Change & the Law3
ENV5220 Environmental Economics & Markets3
ENV5226 Energy Law & Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World3
ENV5227 Environmentalism in America3
ENV5228 Energy Regulation and the Environment3
ENV5235 Natural Resources Law3
ENV5239 Land Transactions & Finance3
ENV5245 Water Resources Law3
ENV5246 Water Quality3
ENV5250 Watershed Management and Protection3
ENV5302 Animal Law2
ENV5303 Advanced Energy Writing Seminar2
ENV5304 Comparative Environmental Law Research2
ENV5305 Environmental Ethics2
ENV5310 Environmental Health Law2
ENV5335 Extinction & Climate Change2
ENV5342 Legal Adaptations to Global Warming2
ENV5346 New Frontiers in Environmental Policies2
ENV5349 Regulating the Marine Environment2
ENV5356 Scientific Controversies2
ENV5365 Climate Change: the Power of Taxes2
ENV5380 Food Regulation & Policy3
ENV5404 Green Marketing Law2
ENV5405 Ecosystem Conservation Strategies2
ENV5406 Animal Rights Jurisprudence2
ENV5423 Ocean and Coastal Law3
ENV5430 Ecology3
ENV5446 Environmental Justice2
ENV5462 Public Lands Management: Montana Field Study3
ENV5468 Oil and Gas Production and the Environment2
ENV5474 Land Conservation Law2
ENV5476 Nuclear Power and Public Policy2
ENV5490 Renewable Energy and Other Alternative Fuels2
ENV5498 America's Energy Crisis2
ENV5500 Environmental Aspects of Business Transactions2
ENV5510 Three Essentials of the Electric Grid1
ENV5521 Earth Law2
ENV5540 Public Health Implications of U.S. Ag & Food Policy2
ENV5560Environmental Protection & the Law of Armed Conflict2
ENV5561 Environmental Enforcement and Compliance2
GPP7819 GPP: Environmental Issues in Business Transactions (JD students only)2
INT7421 International Environmental Law and Policy3
INT7440 Comparative U.S.-China Environmental Law2
INT7446 International Trade and the Environment2
JUR7307 Culture & the Environment2
JUR7330 Moral Philosophy for Professionals2
PUB7510 Legislation3
PUB7525 Legislative Clinic6
INT7450 International Investment Arbitration & the Environment6
WRI7344 Advanced Legal Research (JD or LLM students only)3
WRI7380 Advanced Environmental Legal Research1

NoteThis page is offered as a quick, simplified glance of a complex topic. Please consult the Academic Regulations section of the 2015-2016 Student Handbook for full and official degree requirements.