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2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environment & Natural Resources, J.D./M.A.

Through this concurrent degree program law students can add a master’s degree in ENR. Students develop experience in interdisciplinary content, analytical tools, and collaborative problem-solving skills for addressing complex natural resource issues.

Juris Doctor

The Juris Doctor requirements are found here: Juris Doctor  

Juris Doctor/MA in Environment & Natural Resources

Here you will find information on the Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Environment and Natural Resources  

Program Overview

Applicants to the J.D./M.A. in Environment & Natural Resources (ENR) must apply to both the College of Law and the Haub School. Admission to the joint degree program is contingent on acceptance to the College of Law. Current application requirements are available online.

Students working toward the J.D./M.A. in ENR consult a Haub School advisor to design a program of study tailored to meet their educational goals.

Students must earn a minimum of 30 credits for the master’s degree:

9 Credit Hours in ENR Core Courses:

Foundations of ENRS

ENR Policy in Practice

Plan B Writing Seminar (1 credit)

Typically completed in the second semester of the second year. Students must select an advisor-approved ENR 5890 section to meet this requirement.

Plan B Thesis: JD/MA (2 credits)

9 Credit Hours in ENR Electives Courses:

Students must take a minimum of 9 credits outside the College of Law. Courses familiarize students with non-law ENR perspectives and approaches. Students work with a Haub School advisor to select courses from an approved list. 

(Choose three+ courses in consultation with Haub School advisor):

12 Credit Hours in Environmental and Natural Resources Law Specialization Courses:

Students will take 12 credits to gain depth in ENR law, selected from the following options in consultation with Haub School advisor. Special approval may be granted for special topics courses.

Plan B Project Research

Students must complete a cumulative work of scholarship known as the Plan B project. The Plan B offers more flexibility than a traditional thesis in content and format. Students will be required to choose a Haub School faculty committee chair and at least two additional committee members. Committee composition is subject to approval by the program chair and Dean of the Haub School. A public oral defense of the project is required. All members of the student’s committee must be present at the defense. The student’s committee has to give final approval of the student’s Plan B thesis and defense via a report of final examination.