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Golden Gate University School of Law LLM in Environmental Law
Golden Gate University School of Law

LLM in Environmental Law

San Francisco, USA

2 Semesters


Full time, Part time

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USD 1,800 / per credit *


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This program blends academic study, writing, and practical skills training with a broad range of environmental law courses. Students work closely with faculty and practicing attorneys to research, investigate, and prepare publishable papers on leading environmental issues.

Students may also gain practical experience by participating in placements at local environmental organizations and governmental agencies, as well as the Environmental Law & Justice Clinic. This award-winning Clinic allows students to work with full-time attorneys on important cases addressing environmental justice.

Program Highlights

The LLM in Environmental Law program provides opportunities to work with attorneys in the field. The Environmental Law and Justice Clinic allows students to work with full-time attorneys in an award-winning setting on important cases addressing environmental justice. The Externship in Environmental Law Program allows students to work in the field with supervising attorneys at governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and private law firms. Through the Externship Program, students have worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency, California Attorney General's Office, the California Public Utilities Commission, Earthjustice, and Communities for a Better Environment, among others.

Application Requirements

All applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible during the admission cycle. To receive consideration by the Admissions Committee, applicants must submit their applications by the posted deadline. Applications may be accepted after the posted deadline and are reviewed on a space-available basis.

A complete LLM program application consists of the following:

  • Completed and signed Application Form;
  • Personal Statement;
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.);
  • Character and Fitness Addendum (if applicable);
  • Letters of Recommendation;
  • Law School Transcripts (translated if not in English);
  • Interview (if applicable); and
  • Non-US applicants must submit additional documents, including English proficiency demonstrated with either the TOEFL, IELTS, interview with Program Director, or waived for the exceptions.



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