What will I learn?

To earn one of the Natural Resources Systems concentrations, students must obtain a minimum of 16 credits in core and related courses. Students also must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.33 in each graded course used to satisfy the requirements. Courses offered for a grade may not be taken pass/fail in satisfaction of concentration requirements. In unique circumstances or in the event that new relevant courses are added to the curriculum, course substitution may be permitted following consultation with and approval from the faculty advisor to the respective concentration. In addition, up to 6 credits from part‐time or short‐term externships or up to 10 credits from a residential, semester‐ or summer‐long externship may be substituted for courses toward a concentration following consultation with and approval from the faculty advisor to the respective concentration. A course taken in fulfillment of a Natural Resources Systems concentration may be applied to no more than two Natural Resources Systems concentrations.

Core courses (all required)

Administrative Law (3)
Environmental Law (3)
Externship in Environmental Law or Capstone Course in Natural Resources Systems*

Writing Requirement (at least one required)

Energy Law Seminar (2)
International Environmental Law Seminar (3)
International Water Law Seminar (2)
Law & Science Seminar (2)
LARW III: Environmental Litigation Drafting (2)
LARW III: Oil and Gas Drafting (2)
LARW III: Public Policy Drafting (2)
LARW III: Real Estate Drafting (2)

Elective ​Requirement (at least one required)

Agricultural Law (2 or 3)
Capstone Course in Natural Resources Systems*
Climate Change Seminar (2 or 3)
Contemporary Issues in Water Resources (2)
Energy Law (3)
Environmental Oil & Gas Law (2)
Land Use (3)
Natural Resources Law (3)
Oil & Gas (3)
Texas Real Property (2 or 3)
Trade, Investment, & Development (3)
Water Law (3)
Water Pollution Law (2)*

* Denotes courses not currently offered

Which department am I in?

School of Law

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
$39,250.00 (29,13,822) per year
Based on full time, enrollment is 13-16 hrs/semester
Start date

Expected August 2021


School of Law

1515 Commerce Street,



76102, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL score of 600 (paper test); PTE Academic score of 68.

For international students

Applicants for admission must have an earned bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Department of Education. Foreign educated applicants must possess a degree equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate.
Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

The LSAT remains the most-widely accepted law school entrance examination.

The recommended minimum score for the TOEFL is 100 on the internet-based test (TOEFL-iBt). The recommended minimum score for the IELTS is 7.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.