Environmental Law

Environmental law deals generally with legal rules relating to the impact of human activities on the natural environment. The field includes legal responses to the control of pollution from human activities including air, water and solid and hazardous waste. It also includes legal systems for the preservation and management of natural resources. Practice in the field of environmental law necessarily requires familiarity with a wide range of legal areas including business, real estate, tort and administrative law.

Foundation Courses – Introducing the Basic Concepts

  • Property I and II
  • Environmental Law
  • Administrative Law

Recommended Courses – Environmental Law Electives

  • Advanced Environmental Law (EW)
  • Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Oil and Gas Environmental Law
  • Regulation of Energy
  • Regulation of Hazardous Substances

Related Courses – Strongly Recommended

  • Business Enterprise
  • Economic Analysis of Law
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Land Use

Other Related Courses

  • Local Government Law
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Oil and Gas


  • Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6

Public Service Placement

  • Dallas City Attorney’s Office --Environmental Compliance Section

Here are the full-time faculty members who teach or have an interest in this area: