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The Oregon LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Environmental Law Masters

The University of Oregon offers a select group of students the opportunity to earn an LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.

The Oregon LL.M. combines:

  • a small class size,
  • personal attention by faculty members with a strong experience and reputation in both academia and in the practicing bar,
  • education at a major research university (member of the elite A.A.U.),
  • the highest reputation for both its environmental law program and its overall law school.

The University of Oregon is the only leading U.S. research university to offer an LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. Only 2 percent of American universities and colleges are considered advanced enough in academic research to join the elite Association of American Universities (A.A.U.). They include the University of Oregon — which is also ranked by Sierra Magazine (November/December 2007) as a "Top School" for environmental law. Environmental lawyers around the world and in the U.S. also put Oregon in the lead in terms of reputation where it counts: among the practicing bar.

Study with Great Professionals

The University Oregon offers one of the best and longest-established programs in environmental law and natural resources law in the world. University of Oregon law professors are nationally and internationally recognized scholars, publishing the textbooks that many other law schools use in their courses.

Study among Supportive Colleagues

Oregon law students are initiators, creating and sustaining important organizations and work. Oregon alumni provide leadership throughout the world and the US.

Network with Great Institutions

The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, headquartered just 5 minutes from the School of Law, links together environmental law professionals in nearly 70 countries and offers internship opportunities for a limited number of the best law students. The Western Environmental Law Center, also 5 minutes away, brings court cases on behalf of citizen groups for environmental protection throughout half of the United States and conducts the School of Law's pioneering Environmental Law Clinic. The University's Many Nations Longhouse, next door to the School of Law, provides networking opportunities with indigenous students and Native American tribes.

Use the Research Facilities of a Great, Green University

The Oregon LL.M. program is located in the award-winning, world-class, high-tech, comfortable Knight Law Center on the green University of Oregon campus in friendly Eugene, Oregon. Unlike other environmental and natural resources law LL.M. programs, Oregon offers the resources and reputation of a major A.A.U. research university — while also providing personal attention and guidance to each LL.M. candidate. The University of Oregon is one of only 11 universities nationwide to make the Green Rating Honor Roll issued by The Princeton Review. No other environmental LL.M. programs are at such universities. The award praised UO as an "international leader in sustainability for more than two decades."

Experience a Vibrant City and Oregon's Unspoiled Environment

Eugene is a vibrant city and major cultural center in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. We are surrounded by beautiful nature, just a one-hour drive from the Cascade Mountains and one hour from the world-renowned Oregon Coast.

Apply to our Unique Program

The Oregon LL.M. course of study will prepare you for a career in teaching, high-level government or international positions, or legal careers in private and public service. Apply now for one of the coveted spots in our program. Your financial investment in an advanced legal education will be one of the most significant decisions you make in your career. 


For more information about the Oregon LL.M. in environment law, please contact::

LL.M. – Kristie Gibson
Managing Director
Environmental and Natural
Resources Law Center
School of Law
University of Oregon,
Eugene, Oregon 97403
Tel: +1 541 346 9129
Fax: +1 541 346 1564
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