Since our law school is situated in the heart of the Appalachian oil, gas, and coal-producing region, focusing on these areas of the law is a natural fit.
Appalachian School of Law has established a Natural Resources Law Center devoted to training attorneys to navigate the increasingly complex world of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law in terms of energy production, conservation, and improving sustainability.
The program follows the school’s overall commitment to offering a place for rational discussion, intelligent debate, and collaboration to foster cutting-edge programs and innovative scholarship with the ultimate goal to make students more effective and scientifically grounded policy makers and advocates.
ASL offers a Certificate in Natural Resources Law for students who want to practice in the natural resources, energy, or environmental field. The cornerstone of the certificate is our dynamic and exciting Natural Resources Law Curriculum. The program offers several introductory classes, such as Natural Resources Law and Environmental Law, which are designed to familiarize students with the law and issues.
Additionally, ASL offers upper-level classes that allow students a chance to study cutting-edge issues like Sustainable Energy, which focuses on the legal implications of policies and technologies that seek to minimize carbon emissions in the development and delivery of energy.
Some of our courses include:
ASL continues to innovate its summer offerings by offering short courses (two-week terms) like the Law of Renewables, Oil and Gas Law, and Introduction to Natural Resources.
Natural Resources Law students have the opportunity to learn and grow inside and outside of the classroom. Our program offers:
These are the types of experiences that will prepare you for practicing in Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law when you graduate. Our Natural Resources Law Certificate will set you apart from the field when seeking what you most desire upon graduation — employment. ASL will prepare you for a career in these areas of law and our location in the mountains is the perfect place to obtain hands-on experience in the field.
If you have questions or would like more information about the program, please contact: