Oct 23, 2020  
2019-2020 Law Bulletin 
2019-2020 Law Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Energy Law (Online), MJEL

The College of Law is not accepting applications or matriculating new students into the MJEL program beyond the Fall 2019 term.

The Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law (MJEL) at The University of Tulsa College of Law is a cutting edge, entirely online degree.  It is part of TU Law’s Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) program, which itself grew from the nation’s oldest and venerated energy law and policy research institute, the National Energy Law and Policy Institute. Courses in the MJEL program are developed and taught by recognized experts. MJEL candidates will successfully complete four required courses, elective courses of their choice, and a two-hour thesis totaling 24 hours.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who earn the Master of Jurisprudence in Energy Law degree will:

  1. Comprehensively research energy law and policy related issues using the modern research tools.
  2. Review complex fact situations involving energy, environmental and natural resources and from them distill the issues most important to their work in a relevant field, and memorialize their understanding.
  3. Become familiar with the basic legal processes by which legal interests in oil and gas development are established, both under the Texas and Oklahoma models as well as the basic legal framework of financial regulation of energy markets and US environmental regulatory schemes.
  4. Focus their electives on areas of advanced study related to either oil and gas, renewable energy and sustainability, or natural resources law.
  5. Demonstrate skills in research and writing by preparing a final written capstone that demonstrates their substantive knowledge in the areas most interest to them, using the capstone as an opportunity to focus their work carefully on a discrete legal or policy issue.


The courses offered in the MJEL degree are the upper division law courses offered in-person at the College of Law as a part of the Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) Certificate .