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Environmental and Sustainability Law Certificate

The Environmental and Sustainability Law Certificate offers specialization in the areas of environmental law and sustainability and the law.

Download the Environmental and Sustainability Law Certificate Form.

See Environmental and Sustainability Law Certificate Learning Outcomes.

Curriculum

To obtain a certificate in Environmental and Sustainability Law, students must complete 20 credits of qualifying course work, including two required courses, an upper-level writing course, and an experiential course in the subject.

Required courses

Minimum of 2 courses:
Administrative Law (3 credits)
Climate Law & Policy (3 credits)
Environmental Law (3 credits)

Writing Requirement

Must complete at least one of the following:
Environmental Regulation of Agriculture (3 credits)
Independent research or law review or journal note in the subject matter may qualify upon approval of the director.

*Although the writing requirement for this certificate may be satisfied with a law review or journal note, law review and journal notes/articles do not satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement necessary for graduation.

Experiential Internship

Must complete at least one of the following:
Environmental Law Practice (2-3 credits)
Environmental/Sustainability Internship (2-3 credits) (upon approval of director)
Experience with other government agency or public interest groups may substitute for this requirement with permission of the program director.

Electives

Agricultural Law (3 credits)
Environmental Regulation of Agriculture (3 credits)
Food and the Law (3 credits)
International Agricultural Development and the Law: Cuba (2 credits)
Land Use Control (2-3 credits)
State and Local Government (3 credits)

For more information, see Drake Law School's course descriptions.


Program Director:

Jerry Anderson, Dean and Professor of LAw
515-271-2658 jerry.anderson@drake.edu

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