May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Law Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Law Bulletin

Sustainable Energy and Resources Law (SERL) Concentration


Research


The research requirement may be satisfied by one of the following:

  • Completion of a paper in LAW 5972-3 Seminar  on a SERL topic.
  • Completion of a case note on a SERL topic as a member of the Energy Law Journal, or completion of a case note or comment on a SERL topic as a member of the Tulsa Law Review with the approval of the SERL concentration advisor.
  • A two-credit LAW 5861-2 Independent Research  project that includes a law-review-quality research paper on a SERL topic. The research paper topic must be pre-approved by the SERL concentration advisor. This option may be used to satisfy the research requirement only if a student, through no fault of the student, is unable to satisfy this requirement by any of the other available options and if the student is otherwise eligible to enroll in LAW 5861-2 Independent Research , as set forth in Section I.A.5 (Independent Research) of the Policies and Regulations  of the College of Law.

Electives


At least two additional courses or seminars on a SERL topic chosen from the following:

Law Electives


Courses or seminars on a SERL topic (other than a seminar used to satisfy the research requirement) that have been approved for J.D. credit by the College of Law, including the following:

Non-law Elective


One graduate-level course that is related to a SERL topic from another college at The University of Tulsa. This course will count toward the six credits that students may take for J.D. credit from other TU colleges. The course must be pre-approved by the SERL concentration advisor, and the student must be otherwise eligible to apply a non-law course toward the J.D. degree and follow instructions for approval of the course as set forth in Section I.A.8 (University Credit) of the Policies and Regulations  of the College of Law. Only one such graduate-level course may be used to satisfy the non-law elective requirement.

Externship


One externship in a SERL field. The externship must be pre-approved by the SERL concentration advisor and must otherwise comply with the requirements of Appendix C (Externships) of the Policies and Regulations  of the College of Law. Only one externship may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

Notes:


A student must declare the SERL concentration to the concentration advisor and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs no later than the semester prior to the semester in which the student intends to graduate.

Students meeting the requirements for the SERL concentration will receive a document signed by the concentration advisor and the Dean of the College of Law at the time of graduation.