The Certificate in Environmental and Oceans Law is designed to prepare students for careers in important fields like environmental law and policy, energy law, global warming and renewable energy, oceans and coastal law, and many other related areas.

The program is open to current J.D. students and consists of four components:

  • Coursework: Complete at least two of three required courses (Administrative Law, Environmental Law and Policy, and/or Oceans Law & Policy) and at least nine credits from courses related to Environmental, Ocean, and/or Maritime Law.
  • Paper: Write a paper on a topic related to environmental or oceans law.
  • Professional/Scholarly Activity: Attend at least one professional or academic conference on a topic related to environmental or oceans law.
  • Experiential Learning: Complete an externship that relates substantially to environmental or oceans law issues.

Faculty and experts involved in the Certificate Program include Professors Charles Norchi, and Anthony Moffa.


For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions.