Environmental & Natural Resources Law Overview

Environmental Law is a growing and dynamic area of legal practice that addresses complex issues of resource development and conservation, pollution control, energy and transportation policy, environmental justice and equity, and many other related subjects.

Environmental Law courses also are relevant to those whose future work concerns property law, real estate development or transactions, corporate acquisitions, land use, energy policy or regulation, urban planning, transportation, agriculture, public health, and/or occupational safety.

Lawyers trained in ENR subjects practice in the fields of environmental law, natural resources law, water law, energy law, and utility law, and they work in the private sector, government, and public interest organizations. If your career path lies in another direction, ENR courses are also relevant to those who want to work in the following areas:

  • Property law
  • Real estate development or transactions
  • Corporate acquisitions
  • Land use
  • Energy policy or regulation
  • Urban planning
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture
  • Public health and/or occupational safety
  • Public policy
  • Public interest advocacy
  • Government at the state, local, national, or international level

IU McKinney offers the opportunity to study environmental and natural resources law through a program that has a national and an international perspective, while retaining a strong regional core.  Contact Professor Eric Dannenmaier, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, to discuss your interest in pursuing environmental law at IU McKinney.