Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Law Certificate

Students should notify the registrar of their intention to satisfy the certificate requirements before the end of their first full academic year.  In addition to all other degree requirements, students must complete:

A core consisting of:

  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law

Any one of the following clinical, field placement or writing experiences:

  • Legislative Simulation and Study (with a paper on an environmental, energy, or natural resources law topic)
  • Public Policy Practicum (with a paper on an environmental, energy, or natural resources law topic)
  • Field Placement with the Kansas City regional office U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (arranged by faculty and under faculty supervision)
  • Field Placement with Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Environment (arranged by faculty and under faculty supervision)
  • Field Placement with a local environmental or natural resources law public interest group (under faculty supervision), or preparation of a 2-credit Independent Research paper (with a paper on an environmental, energy, or natural resources law topic)
  • Kansas Law Review or Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy (with a note or comment on an environmental, energy, or natural resources law topic)
  • National Environmental Moot Court Competition

Four courses in the subject area. Choose all four from among the following electives, or combine three from this list with one from the secondary list below:

  • Biodiversity Law
  • Environmental Law Seminar-rotating topics (recent offerings include Climate Change Law and Policy; Water Law as Environmental Law)
  • Energy Law and Policy
  • Native American Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas
  • Public Lands and Natural Resources
  • Water Law

Up to one course of the required four may come from among the may come from among the following electives: 

  • Agricultural Law and Contemporary Food Production and Safety Issues
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and the Law
  • Land Transactions
  • Local Government Law
  • Public International Law
  • Special Topics-with approval of the certificate director

Course descriptions

 


Questions?

Uma Outka
Associate Professor of Law
785-864-9241
uoutka@ku.edu