Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Certificate
The Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources (EENR) Certificate will enable students to gain a solid foundation to practice in the areas of energy production, economic use of natural resources, and preservation.
North Dakota’s economic and scenic landscape lends itself to a variety of careers
that require expertise in environmental law, energy law, and natural resources law
across North Dakota. Completion of the program will signify that a new attorney has
a fundamental understanding of the relevant law and emerging issues that impact residents
of North Dakota and the companies in this industry who do business in the state.
“There has been a growing need for lawyers with specialized knowledge in the areas of energy, environmental, and natural resources law,” said UND School of Law Dean Michael McGinniss. “This certificate program will provide an excellent pathway for our students to prepare themselves to serve North Dakota, surrounding regions, and the nation as effective, innovative, and ethical leaders in these areas of law. I am confident it will benefit our students and our state for years to come.”
Students wishing to pursue the EENR Certificate program must have completed the first-year curriculum and be in good academic standing. Additionally, law students currently enrolled and in good standing in other ABA-accredited law schools may complete the program as a full-time visiting second or third-year student at UND School of Law. The program requires students to successfully complete seventeen hours of focused coursework from the core curriculum (including primary courses that are relevant to practicing in the energy, environment, and natural resource disciplines) and a two-credit approved special project.