S.J. Quinney College of Law


L.L.M. in Environmental and Resource Law

Program Purpose

The University of Utah LL.M. in Environmental and Resource Law program trains leaders to confront the environmental and natural resource issues of our time. University of Utah LL.M. recipients are prepared to practice law, solve conflict, manage legal risk, and promote the cause of justice within the field of environmental and natural resource law.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Advanced understanding of the environmental and natural resources law and institutions
  • A commitment to the ethical use of environmental and natural resources law
  • These competencies are learned and applied throughout our LL.M. curriculum, which includes a broad spectrum of courses and programs. The LL.M. program trains students in the laws relating to energy, environmental protection, land management, oil & gas, water, wildlife, and many more issues areas at the nexus between our laws and ecology. Students enrolling in the program with a foreign law degree must demonstrate a basic comprehension of U.S. law. We also have an integrated clinical program that provides students the opportunity to assume an attorney role in the practice of environmental law. Moreover, our renowned Wallace Stegner Center exposes LL.M. students to world class thought leaders and legal practitioners in the environmental and natural resources field.