Water Resources Law
Pacific McGeorge educates lawyers who serve the diverse water law needs of businesses and developers, farmers and ranchers, non-profit organizations, and public agencies at every level from local to international. The water resources law program emphasizes interdisciplinary natural resources classes; simulations and case studies; a robust field placement experience; and advanced substantive law course work.
Water Resources Law — Fast Track J.D./LL.M. Program
The Fast Track J.D./LL.M. in Water Resources Law affords students the opportunity to earn both degrees on an accelerated timeline. Fast Track students may apply up to 12 credits of J.D. coursework towards their LL.M. degree in Water Resources Law, meaning the LL.M. degree may be completed in just one additional semester of full-time study or a year of part-time study. Fast track students may specialize in either U.S. or international water law.
The Fast Track LL.M. is an executive education program designed for recent Pacific McGeorge graduates. Courses are offered during evenings for the working professional. Pacific McGeorge J.D. students can apply for the Fast Track program and are encouraged to consider this option during academic planning. The Fast Track LL.M. degree requires:
- 24 units of Water Resources Law study, up to 12 units of which are completed as part of the J.D. degree
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.33 on a 4.33 scale
- Administrative Law
- Environmental Law
- Directed Research in Water or Environmental Law
- Field Placement in Water or Environmental Law
- International Water Resources Law Seminar
- Natural Resources Law
- Water & Environmental Law Practice A
- Water & Environmental Law Practice B
- Water Resources Law