To earn the certificate, students must take nine credit hours from the following:
• Native American Natural Resources
• Animals and Agricultural Production
• International Environmental Climate Change Law
• Wind Law
• Agricultural Biotechnology Law
• Agricultural Environmental Law
• Agricultural Law
• Environmental Law
• Water Law
• Federal Indian Water Law
Students must also select three credit hours from the following guided electives:
• Administrative Law
• Federal Courts
• Energy Law
• International Law Foundations
To provide added value to the J.D. experience, participating students also must complete courses totaling six credit hours from among existing non-law energy related courses approved by the College’s Advanced Degree and Certificate Programs Committee. These courses may be taken in one or more of the following colleges: College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences, Price College of Business, Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy or the College of Engineering.
Under the direction of a professor, either in a designated course or through independent directed study, the student must also complete one major natural resources law-related, practice-oriented writing project. This writing project can also satisfy the College’s graduation writing requirement.
OU Law students pursuing a JD are eligible to participate in this program.
To earn the certificate a student will be required to maintain a B- (7.0 on a 12.0 scale) average in law classes that count toward the certificate. In addition to the completion of the JD program, the student must demonstrate that he or she has satisfactorily completed the non-law course requirement with a grade of “B” or better in each of the two non-law classes.
Key faculty members include (links open in new windows):
Monika Erhman, joining the faculty January 2014