Master of Science in Law — Environmental Law

Robert Percival

Environmental law affects business operations globally. Many businesses deal on a daily basis with environmental laws and the administrative agencies that enforce them. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, air emission permitting, pollution prevention in manufacturing processes, and hazardous waste disposal regulations are just a few of the environmental challenges facing businesses today. It is increasingly important for employers to have professional staff who are familiar with the problems addressed by environmental laws, the provisions of those laws, and the mechanisms and administrative agencies through which those laws are enforced. Maryland Carey Law developed the Master of Science in Law with a concentration in Environmental Law in response to the critical need for legal education in the environmental field. 

After completing foundational and research courses, students will take an in-depth survey course in Environmental Law in the second semester, followed by seminars taught by environmental practitioners during the third semester. These courses will focus on such topics as:

  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Energy Policy and Climate Change
  • Global Environmental Law
  • Federal Commercial Chemical Regulation
  • Energy Development and Finance
The degree program will culminate in a capstone research project in which students focus on a challenge in their work environment. Each student will have a faculty or practitioner advisor to assist with this project.

For more information on Carey Law’s Environmental Law Program, please visit: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/programs/environment/index.html


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