May 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law, LLM

UH Law Center  > Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law, LLM

The program trains lawyers to handle the complex legal and policy issues that surround three areas:

  • Energy Production, Transportation, and Use
  • Pollution Prevention and Biodiversity Protection
  • Natural Resources Exploitation and Conservation

Students in the program have included recent law school graduates and practitioners with varying years of experience.

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the program requires a law degree from an ABA-approved U.S. law school. Lawyers educated in other countries must hold a law degree from a university accredited by the country’s ministry of education or be admitted to practice law before the highest court in their jurisdiction.

All applications are submitted through the Law School Admission Council, LSAC, at A complete application consists of the following:

  • application form
  • resume/CV
  • personal statement of at least three hundred words
  • two reference letters

Applicants from a country in which English is not the official language are required to provide a TOEFL or IELTS report. The Law Center typically requires a score of 100 on the TOEFL or 7.0 on the IELTS.

U.S. educated lawyers can begin the program in August and January. Lawyers who earned their law degree can only being in August and the application deadline is April 15.

Degree Requirements

The LL.M. degree is a 24 credit program. The class schedule is published each term at Students in the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources LL.M. program must complete, within the 24-credit program requirement, 15 credits hours of energy, environment or natural resources coursework that has been approved by their faculty advisor. There are no specific courses that are required. Students, working in concert with their advisor, select courses that meet the individuals personal or professional goals. Students have the option of writing a thesis.

The schedule is available on the Law Center’s website,

Academic Policies

Students must maintain a 2.50 grade point average every term. The program must be completed within three years of admission. Students must be registered for at least three credits every fall and spring term.