Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law

Certificate (Cert)

Course-based program

Program overview

In the heart of Canada's energy capital, our Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law program is recognized by LLM Guide as one of the top 10 energy law programs in the world. The Certificate will give practicing lawyers an in-depth understanding of the legal aspects of the transition to a low-carbon economy, mining law, renewable energy law, water law, environmental ethics and much more.

Our Faculty of Law includes an endowed chair in natural resources law and a library with strong holdings in energy and environmental law. These resources are rounded out with our work with the Canadian Institute of Resources Law, one of the leading centres of expertise on legal and trade issues affecting our nation’s natural resources.

Completing this program

  • Courses: Students will complete four courses (including at least one with a research paper) in the area of natural resources, energy or environmental law or a related area.

Outcomes

Private practice, in house counsel, government, regulatory bodies and non-government organizations in the specialty area.

A course-based certificate in natural resources, energy and environmental law is usually considered a final degree.

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

Three years maximum

Supervisor

No supervisor is required

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.

Admission Requirements


GPA

A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

A law degree

Work samples

None

Documents

None

Reference letters

Two

Test scores

None


English language proficiency

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based) with reading, writing and listening components totalling at least 75. Our institution code is 0813
  • IELTS score of 7.0 with reading and writing both scoring at least 7.0 (Academic version)
  • MELAB score of 83, or higher
  • PTE score of 68, or higher (Academic version)
  • Tier 3 of the International Foundations Program with minimum grades of B,B,B (Writing & Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency)

Deadlines

For admission on September 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Apr. 30 application deadline
  • International students: Apr. 30 application deadline

For admission on January 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Jul. 15 application deadline
  • International students: Jul. 15 application deadline

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Law Graduate Programs

University of Calgary- Law Graduate Programs
MFH 2380, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, ABT2N 1N4
403.210.8718

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator

Visit the departmental website


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