LLM in Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment

Concentrations in: Climate, Energy, Natural Resources, Public Lands, Tribal Resources and Water

Colorado Law’s LLM in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law provides U.S. and international law graduates and attorneys with advance study, research, experiential learning, and extracurricular and networking opportunities. A broader and deeper understanding of the current issues in natural resources law will significantly forward the career of anyone interested in working for law firms, universities, government, or non-profits. 

Colorado Law is especially proud of its long and deep tradition in the field of environmental and natural resources law. Ranked consistently among the very best in the country, Colorado Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Program is one of the strongest and deepest programs of its kind.

Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the Law School is ideally situated for the advanced study of natural resources law. Vast tracts of local, state, and federal public lands are literally at our doorstep, and the region is home to rich and diverse wildlife. Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region also boast some of the largest reserves of conventional mineral resources as well as abundant renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar.

LLM Candidates
 The LLM in Natural Resources Law is designed for attorneys who want in-depth knowledge of the legal issues and doctrine involved in America’s natural resources. Colorado Law will select students from the pool of U.S. law school graduates and graduates of universities outside of the U.S. who hold a law degree or its equivalent in education or practical experience. The LLM will benefit:

  • Recent law graduates who want specialized training in natural resources law
  • Attorneys working in natural resources law who want specialty credentials to improve their marketability
  • Attorneys who want to transition into the field or have cross-disciplinary skills
  • Graduates or attorneys who may want to teach natural resources law
  • International law graduates who want to study U.S. natural resources legal system