Institutions and individuals alike have a stake in environmental regulation that is well conceived, competently executed and faithful to legal obligations. The MJ concentration in Environmental Regulation prepares experienced professionals and recent graduates for this evolving and challenging task.

Students specializing in environmental regulation will benefit from UW Law's longstanding strength in environmental law, as well as from the broader UW's excellence in environmental science and management.

Sample Curriculum Options

MJ students are encouraged to work closely with the environmental regulation program director to tailor a specific course of study that draws on the UW's robust and diverse offerings. Below are some sample curricula.

Profile A

Professional Goal

To seek greater opportunity in providing permitting and compliance services.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Environmental Regulation Courses: 28 credits

  • Climate Change Law
  • Development of U.S. Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental Planning and Permitting in Practice
  • Natural Resources
  • Ocean and Coastal Law
  • Pollution Control Law
  • Water Law

Profile B

Professional Goal

To seek promotion to higher-level position with current knowledge.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Environmental Regulation Courses: 28 credits

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Development of U.S. Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental Policy Processes
  • Land Use Planning Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Pollution Control Law

Profile C

Professional Goal

To improve preparation for early career job in environmental permitting or regulation.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Environmental Regulation Courses: 28 credits

  • Climate Change Law
  • Development of U.S. Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental Law and Process
  • Environmental Planning and Permitting in Practice
  • Environmental Politics and Institutional Innovation
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Resource Policy and Administration
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