Would you like to learn about the legal and policy aspects of sustainability and gain key insights into the legal landscape surrounding water, energy, and land use? Are you looking to advance your career by obtaining a graduate degree from one of the nation's top public law schools? If so, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University now offers two graduate programs with an emphasis in Sustainability that are likely right for you.
The two new one-year emphases in sustainability are within a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) for those without a law background that want to master legal principles without practicing law and a Master of Laws (LLM) for those who have already graduated from law school (US or non-US). The MLS and LLM emphasis in Sustainability feature courses at ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law offered via the Program on Law and Sustainability. Students will be introduced to core courses in the law, such as contracts and the U.S. legal system, and may also take classes in water, energy, land use, climate change, and the human and social dimensions of sustainability.
In order for students to get a good understanding of the Law and Sustainability, students should take the following courses:
Remaining courses can be taken as electives or students can choose other courses offered by the law school:
Note: It's also possible to take courses from other ASU areas, such as the School of Sustainability, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes.
If you have questions about the LLM degree or LLM application process, please contact us here.
If you have questions about the MLS degree or the MLS application process, please contact us here.