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.
- Advanced Oil & Gas Contracts
- American Indian Law
- Clean Air Act
- Coastal and Ocean Law
- Corporate Compliance
- Energy Law and Policy
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesPublic Law Legal Studies Environmental Sciences View 317 other Masters in Legal Studies in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- 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
- 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
International20942 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10471 USD per semester during 12 months.
National20942 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10471 USD per semester during 12 months.
In-State15038 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7519 USD per semester during 12 months.
Living costs for Houston
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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