University of Tulsa launches Energy and Natural Resources LL.M.

The University of Tulsa College of Law is launching an LL.M. in Energy and Natural Resources Law this August. The program will be open to graduates of U.S. and foreign law schools.

“The LL.M. in Energy and Natural Resources Law program is a significant part of TU Law’s educational mission,” said Janet Levit, Dean of University of Tulsa College of Law. “The program incorporates our unique expertise, enhancing our graduate programs to reach new strategic markets. Our LL.M. students will gain a superior legal education from one of the world’s leading energy, environmental and natural resources law institutions.”

The University of Tulsa is located in one of the U.S.’ traditional energy centers in a state rich in oil, natural gas, and wind resources. Tulsa law graduates have served in high positions in energy sector entities such as Shell US, Noble Energy, and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The schools said the program will prepare leaders to engage in the national and international debate over how to meet the world’s growing energy demands, respond to climate change concerns, and mediate conflicts over access to important natural resources such as water.

The College of Law has broadened its Sustainable Energy and Resources Law Program to equip foreign and domestic lawyers for practice at the intersections where demands for affordable, reliable supplies of energy meet the need for a safe, clean environment and preserving vital natural resources, the school said.

“The LL.M. in Energy and Natural Resources Law program will give foreign and domestic lawyers the opportunity to enter the burgeoning energy law practice through specialized training in energy, environmental and natural resources law that they could not receive while earning their first JD or equivalent degree,” said Gary Allison, professor and director of the SERL Program.

 

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