A minimum of 16 credit hours from the following courses is required.* The curriculum requirement must include completion of Environmental Law (6430) and one of the following 3 courses: Air Pollution Control (6432), Water Pollution Control (6434), or Control of Solid and Hazardous Wastes (RCRA & CERCLA) (6442). In addition, students also must complete either International Business Transactions (6522) or International Organizations (6530). For U.S. law school graduates, this requirement must include 4 credits graded on the basis of research paper. This typically entails completion of Thesis (6690-91) or two research papers, each of which is written in connection with a separate 2-credit course. For non-U.S. law school graduates, completion of 2 credits graded on the basis of a single research paper or Thesis (6690-91) is required. Any research paper must be at least 8,000 words in length, and U.S. law school graduates must achieve a minimum grade of B+. For students who choose to write a thesis, Thesis (6690-91) and a minimum of 12 credits in the field of study are required. Students are encouraged to write a thesis.
Environmental Law (6430) and one of the following 3 courses:
Air Pollution Control (6432) or
Water Pollution Control (6434) or
Control of Solid and Hazardous Wastes (RCRA & CERCLA) (6442)
Trade and Sustainable Development (6435)
International Environmental Law (6454)
International Climate Change Law (6455)
Environment and Energy Policy Practicum (6460)†
Environmental Law Seminar (6466)†
International Law (6520)
International Trade Law (6526)
Advanced International Trade Law (6527)
International Business Transactions (6522) or International Organizations (6530)
Law of the Sea (6550)
Human Rights and Environmental Protection (6571)*Torts (6206) and Property (6208) also will be available; only students with a non-U.S. law degree who plan to take the New York bar examination may count these courses toward the 16 credits required in the field.† Approval of program director required. The seminar or practicum project must be related to international environmental law.