We cultivate leaders in Energy and Natural Resources Law and Policy.
The LL.M. in Energy and Natural Resources program enables practicing energy law attorneys to deepen their expertise and serves lawyers looking to transition into energy law. Due to numerous energy and natural resources companies in Oklahoma, OU Law consistently channels many graduates into various energy-related fields and practices annually.

Program Details

Curriculum & Format

Whether you’re already practicing energy law and seek to broaden your expertise or anticipate future involvement in energy work, the online LL.M. program comprehensively addresses all facets of energy law. From contract law specific to working in energy and natural resources to courses in upstream, midstream, and downstream law, this program will provide legal background to handle complex deals and negotiations.

Enjoy flexibility in assignment completion, encouraging you to engage with faculty and network with classmates through interactive online assignments, making the online experience as engaging as a classroom.



These are the degree and course requirements essential for success in this program:

  • Attend classes as a full-time or part-time student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law 
  • Complete 24 units of credit over two semesters of study, subject to possible extension for cause 
  • Complete 12 hours of courses in the areas of Energy and Natural Resources Law and approved electives 
  • Take a two-credit class in American Legal Systems 
  • Take a two-credit class on Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis (international students only)
  • Take three courses listed as (Core) courses 
  • File an official application for graduation.

Course List

With permission of a Faculty Lead, LL.M., you may substitute three hours with a College of Law J.D. or Directed Legal Research course.

Course # Title Professor Credit
LSO 5112 Foundations of Contract Law for the Energy Industry Gottshall 2
LSO 5232 Introduction to Real Property Law in Oil, Natural Gas, and Renewable Energies Hampton 2
LSO 6512 Oil and Gas Law Clark 2
LSO 6501 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences Cullen 1
LSO 6522 Legal Drafting Mullins 2
LSO 6572 The Power of Renewable Energy Transactions Hampton 2
LSO 6563 Mineral Title Examination for the Energy Industry Hampton 3
LSO 6592 Oil & Gas Environmental Law Huber 2
LSO 6553 Oil & Gas Contracts Gottshall 3
LSO 6531 Legal Research for the Energy Industry Brice 1
LSO 6581 Water Law for the Energy Industry Couch 1
LSO 6513 Oil & Gas Regulatory Practices Trimble 3
LSO 6573 Energy Development on Public Lands Timmermeyer 3
LSO 6511 Midstream Oil and Gas Law Hagy 1
LSO 6352 Negotiations and Communications/Ethics (on campus) Clark 2
LSO 6502 Project Economics and Finance (on campus) Scott 2

Made for Professionals

Months to Earn Your Degree
credit hours

Get to Know Your Faculty

Your instructors are practicing attorneys at law firms, environmental agencies, and state departments. Their experience in the field has positioned them as experts in the law and science of energy and natural resources.