LL.M. On Campus

Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law

12 months
20942 USD/year
20942 USD/year
15038 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Houston is the energy capital of the world – and the perfect location to pursue the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law program of the University of Houston. The Law Center has earned an international reputation as a center for research and teaching on the intersection of these laws and related projects, programs and policy.


About the Program

The Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law program of the University of Houston trains lawyers to handle the complex legal and policy issues that surround three areas: energy production, transportation, and use; pollution prevention and biodiversity protection; and natural resources exploitation and conservation. Students can focus on one of the three areas or pursue broader studies of the interrelationship between energy development and policies to protect the environment.

Economic and political forces play a role in all of these areas, and applicable law may be local, national, or international in scope. The Law Center curriculum gives students the opportunity to acquire or deepen their analytical and practice skills for a career in these complex subject areas. Faculty with international reputations in energy law and domestic and international environmental policy teach the courses, and a strong corps of adjunct law professors adds important skills and perspectives.

In addition to their on-campus work, LL.M. students have many opportunities to network and attend programs on “hot topics” offered by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, the World Affairs Council, the Baker Institute’s Energy Forum, and three sections of the Houston Bar Association: Environmental Law; Oil, Gas and Energy Law; and International Law.

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in energy, environment, and natural resources courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Oil & Gas Contracts
  • American Indian Law
  • Clean Air Act
  • Coastal and Ocean Law
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Energy Law and Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A law degree from an ABA-approved U.S. law school. Lawyers educated in other countries must hold a law degree from a university accredited by the country’s ministry of education or be admitted to practice law before the highest court in their jurisdiction.
  • Application form
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement of at least three hundred words
  • Two reference letters
  • Applicants from a country in which English is not the official language are required to provide a TOEFL or IELTS report. The Law Center typically requires a score of 100 on the TOEFL or 7.0 on the IELTS
  • LSAC service fees
  • Official law school transcript and official certificate or diploma
  • Letter of Financial Backing and supporting financial documents (if requesting documentation for an F-1 student visa) 
  • Copy of current visa, passport, or Permanent Resident Card

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7519 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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