Online Master of Legal Studies in Law and Sustainability

Given our planet’s finite resources, shaping environmental law and policy with sustainability in mind is instrumental for supporting the needs of a growing global population. In Arizona State University’s Master of Legal Studies program, you can pursue an emphasis in law and sustainability. With this unique background, you may be able to compete for environmental law jobs.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Where the law and sustainability intersect

Policy decisions and legal constructs work alongside technological innovation to facilitate a sustainable future. As you work toward your environmental law master’s degree, you’ll learn how legal guidelines can be implemented to achieve outcomes related to conservation and resource management. In this program, you’ll interact with the latest research from the field, inspiring you to imagine new possibilities for how law and policy can support sustainability goals.

Is environmental law in demand?

 

As the momentum of the sustainability movement increases, innovative legal practices will be essential for ensuring the needs of an ever-expanding population are met. Environmental law jobs are expected to grow to meet this rising demand. Upon graduation, you can consider pursuing roles with government agencies at the local, state or federal level, as well as working with energy companies or nonprofit sustainability groups.

The benefits of a Master of Legal Studies in law and sustainability

 

Through the Master of Legal Studies’ core curriculum, you’ll build a strong foundation in key legal concepts and principles. By completing an emphasis in law and sustainability, you’ll develop insight into important topics like energy regulation and water rights.

Additionally, in this program, you’ll learn from trained lawyers known for their contributions to environmental policy. However, this program will not prepare you to become a lawyer yourself.

Does my environmental law master's degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Environmental law master’s courses

As you pursue your environmental law master’s degree, you’ll study with leading researchers and renowned faculty members who have a deep understanding of how the law impacts climate change, water, energy and environmental protection. Examples of courses in this degree program include:


Core course

U.S. Law and Legal Analysis


Elective

Energy Law and Policy


Elective

Environmental Law


Elective

Fundamentals of Contract Law


Elective

Land Use Regulation


Elective

Property


Elective

Tort Law


Elective

U.S. Constitution Law


What can you do with a master’s in environmental law?

Environmental law jobs are available in a wide range of sustainability-related fields. You can explore paths that influence future policy decisions related to construction, resource management and other sectors. Examples of potential careers in this discipline include:

Environmental law assistant

Environmental protection officer

Green buildings adviser

Waste solutions strategist

Leading faculty for a top environmental law school

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge. The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Leading faculty for a top environmental law school

The faculty members in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have more than 300 combined years of experience. Hailing from across the country, they’re nationally recognized for their wealth of knowledge. The College of Law’s world-class faculty members provide comprehensive legal education in popular focus areas and address legal challenges on a global scale.

Environmental law master’s program admission requirements

Applicants to the Master of Legal Studies program must fulfill the requirements of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

U.S.-educated applicants can apply through our FastApp process, which streamlines the application process and may allow for an offer of conditional admission to the MLS program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation. Find more information about the FastApp process here.

FastApp process

Application requirements

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Imagine new possibilities for law and sustainability

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU is one of the top schools in the nation. The college provides personalized and practical legal education. Offering more than 250 unique courses, students have the opportunity to tailor their educational experiences to meet their unique interests. Our bar passage achievements and peer-reviewed U.S. News and World Report rankings highlight our dedication to preparing students for success.

#1


in Arizona for bar passage.

Top 25


Bar Passage & JD Advantage Jobs, according to the American Bar Association.

Top 10


Public Law Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Top 25


Best Law Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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