Duke University School of Law is pleased to announce the availability of a Certificate in Environmental Law for students in the LLM program. Duke University is one of the country’s leading research universities in the field of environmental studies, and this certificate provides LLM students an opportunity to study environmental law and policy with outstanding scholars and teachers across the university. Through the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and other interdisciplinary programs, Duke prepares students for careers as lawyers and policy-makers in a world facing increasing pressure on natural resources and the environment.
Applicants for the Certificate in Environmental Law should have the following qualifications:
- a strong academic record;
- strong English language skills; and
- a minimum of two years’ work experience after receiving a first degree in law, with preference given to applicants with experience in environmental law or related fields.
Applicants to the certificate program should submit with their LLM application a statement of interest in the Certificate in Environmental Law. The statement should describe their background in environmental law and goals for their career. A maximum of five applicants will be admitted as candidates to the certificate program each year.
In order to receive the Certificate in Environmental Law, candidates must successfully complete the following requirements:
- 24 credits in law, with a 2.5 minimum grade point average;
- a substantial research paper in environmental law or a related field; and
- a minimum of nine credits for courses in environmental law and related fields, including Environmental Law (three credits) and Readings in Environmental Law (one-half credit). Three of the nine credits may be obtained from courses offered by the Nicholas School of the Environment.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Maher.