Since 1979, Tulane has taken a lead role in environmental legal education and the training of well-prepared environmental lawyers. Tulane offers a concentration in environmental law at the JD level, as well as a master's program combining environmental and energy law. Tulane seeks to graduate students who understand not only the theory, but also the practice and advocacy of environmental issues.
The LLM in Energy & Environment is a 24-credit program offering the opportunity to combine studies in energy and environmental law, or to focus exclusively on environmental law.
In addition to fulfilling the General Degree Requirements for all LLM programs, students must complete 16 hours (6 courses) in specified environmental or energy law courses.
- Successful completion of two foundation courses, chosen from Pollution Control Law, Natural Resources Law, and Energy Law. (Each of these courses carries 3 credits.)
- Successful completion of Graduate Seminar in Energy & Environment (1 credit).
- Successful completion of three additional courses, chosen from:
- Administrative Law
- Oil & Gas Law (basic or advanced)
- Coastal & Wetlands Law
- Environmental Enforcement
- Environmental Justice
- Hazardous & Solid Waste Regulation
- Historic Preservation Law
- International Environmental Law
- Land Use Planning
- Marine Pollution Law
- Regulation of Toxic Substances
- Toxic Tort Litigation
- Water Law
- Wildlife & Endangered Species Law
Not all of these courses are offered every year. In appropriate circumstances and with the concurrence of the faculty, other courses may be substituted for the courses listed in the third group.
Students may enroll on a full-time basis during a single academic year, or on a part-time basis over two years.
For LLM application materials, please click here.