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June 27, 2012

Green issues lead to surge in energy-related LLM programmes

Oklahoma University College of LawAs the interest in greener issues such as natural resources and environmental concerns grows – so too does the need for lawyers equipped to deal with legal problems arising in these fields. So, over the last few years many law schools throughout the world have launched energy and environmental-related LLM programmes for just this reason.

Over in the United States the first cohort of law students on the University of Oklahoma’s new John B Turner LLM Program in International Energy, Natural Resources, and Indigenous Peoples recently graduated. These seven students are from six countries between them, and started their course in August 2011.

Director of the new LLM programme, Owen Anderson, says of these seven successful students, “We were very pleased with our first class. They all have diverse backgrounds and many came to the program with substantial experience in the energy industry. Considering the rather late start in publicizing the program, we were highly pleased with a class of seven. We wish them well in the future and want them to stay in touch with the law school.”

Understandably there are quite a few energy and environmental LLM programmes available in the United States at universities all over the country, including Tulane University Law School, the Vermont Law School and of course the School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin.

Meanwhile, back across the Atlantic in Scotland, the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy at the University of Dundee offers a fantastic selection of energy-related LLM programmes, from Climate Change & Energy Law & Policy to Petroleum Taxation & Finance.

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