Dec 08, 2022  
2019-2020 Law Bulletin 
2019-2020 Law Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) Certificate

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The SERL certificate will not be available to students who matriculate in the College of Law after Fall 2019.  Students who matriculate in Fall 2019 must satisfy the requirements for the SERL certificate by the end of the Spring 2022 term.

Robert Butkin, Director of the SERL Certificate Program

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates who earn a SERL Certificate will demonstrate knowledge in the area of energy and natural resources law necessary for effective and responsible participation in the legal profession and energy industry by:

  1. Understanding various sources of law and legal authority in the areas of energy, natural resources, and environmental law, the relative priority of these laws, and how the laws interact; and
  2. Demonstrating ability to identify, describe and apply fundamental rules governing various issues in the energy, natural resources, and environmental law areas.


The Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) Certificate is awarded to students who meet the requirements of at least 14 hours of required and elective courses. The requirements are threefold:

Administrative Law (2-3 hours)

SERL Block Courses (9-12 hours)

Four courses including at least one course each from Blocks A, B, and C.

Block C - Environmental Law

Advanced Study (3-6 hours)

  • SERL Externship
  • ELJ Certificate
  • Tulsa Law Review Certificate + SERL paper
  • SERL Seminar
  • Independent SERL Study
  • Competition with SERL Topic


* Offered every other year.

With permission of the SERL advisor and the course instructor, students may take one course related to energy or natural resources offered by another College and have the hours for that course count towards the minimum 14 hours of required elective courses for the SERL certificate. Such enrollment must comply with Section I.A.8 of the College of Law Policies and Regulations.

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