Energy and Natural Resources Law, M.L.S.

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Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 7.00


Minimum Total Hours: 32

Program Code: M368

The Master of Legal Studies in Energy and Natural Resources Law recognizes a need for an online graduate program to serve the professionals in the energy industry who do not wish to seek a Juris Doctor degree at this point in their career. It is specifically designed for non-lawyers whose careers demand an understanding of energy-related legal issues. The degree program offers a competitive advantage to anyone in the energy industry who negotiates oil and gas contracts, deals with mineral rights or real estate transactions, or works closely with energy attorneys. This program offers an accelerated program that can be taken primarily online.

This program has changes pending State Regents approval for 2022-23. These pending changes are not reflected here.

This graduate degree can be completed in 15 months.

Required Courses

LSO 5112Foundations of Contract Law for the Energy Industry2
LSO 5232Introduction to Property Law and Natural Resources2
LSO 6512Oil and Gas Law2
LSO 6501Introduction to Petroleum Engineering and Geo-Sciences1
LSO 6522Legal Drafting2
LSO 6572Real Estate Transactions2
LSO 6563Mineral Title Examination3
LSO 6592Oil and Gas Environmental Law2
LSO 6553Oil and Gas Contracts3
LSO 6531Legal Research for the Energy Industry1
LSO 6581Water Law for the Energy Industry1
LSO 6513Oil and Gas Regulatory Practice3
LSO 6573Oil & Gas Development of Public Lands3
LSO 6511Midstream Oil and Gas Law1
LSO 6352Negotiations, Communication, and Ethics2
LSO 6502Project Economics and Finance2
Total Credit Hours32

Policies: Codes of Academic Responsibility and MLS Academic Standing and Probation Policy