McGeorge School of Law

LLM in Water & Environmental Law — U.S. Law Track

Who Pursues this Degree?

The LLM in U.S. Water & Environmental Law Law is designed for students interested in those issues primarily affecting the United States.

Program Requirements
  • 24 units of study
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.33 on a 4.33 scale

Required Courses (14 units)

Course Units
Administrative Law 3
Environmental Practice 3
Science & Policy of Water Law (course typically offered every other year) 2
Water Resources Law 3


Elective Courses 1 (10 units — Some electives may not be offered every year. Please check the current course schedule for an updated list.)

Course Units
California Environmental Cases & Places 1
California Initiative Seminar 2
Environmental Law 3
Graduate-Level Directed Research 1 to 2
International Water Resources Law Seminar 3
Land Use Planning 2
LL.M Master's Thesis 3 to 6
Local Agency Practice 2
Mediation 2 to 3
Municipal Innovation Seminar 2
Natural Resources Law 3
Natural Resources, Water or Environmental Law Externships 3 to 4
Negotiations & Settlements 2 to 3
Ocean and Coastal Law 2 or 3
Representing Local Agencies 1
Science & Policy of Water Law (Course typically offered every other year) 2

1 The director may approve other courses as electives on a case by case basis. The director may also waive some of the course requirements (and not units) if the students has taken a similar course prior to enrollment at McGeorge.


Contact the Graduate & International Programs Office
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