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Academic Programs

Loyola offers students opportunities to specialize in environmental law at every stage of their careers. 

Master of Arts in Environmental Law (MEL)

The 30-credit Master's in Environmental Law offers both early career and experienced professionals the opportunity to develop a deep foundation in environmental law.  With an extensive list of course offerings on environmental topics ranging from climate adaptation to natural resource management to energy regulation, the Master's curriculum prepares non-lawyers for a wide range of career opportunities in government, policy, and the private sector.

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Certificate in Environmental Law for J.D. Candidates

Candidates for the J.D. degree may elect to specialize in environmental law by earning the environmental law certificate.

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LL.M. in Environmental Law

For lawyers looking to extend their understanding of the exciting and complex field of environmental law, Loyola offers an LL.M. with a concentration in environmental law. This 24-credit advanced degree gives U.S. lawyers the opportunity to broaden their environmental expertise through additional coursework while doing innovative legal research.

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Joint J.D. / LL.M. in Environmental Law

The Joint J.D. / LL.M. with Concentration in Environmental Law allows students to complete both their J.D. and LL.M. in Environmental Law in as short as three and a half years. Typically, students complete their J.D. degree and then stay an extra semester to achieve their LL.M.  

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