The University of Texas School of Law has been ranked as the third top law school in the country with 21 alumni among the 500 leading environmental attorneys, and the top school based on rate of environmental and energy lawyers at large firms.
OnlineU analyzed the educational backgrounds of the LawDragon 500 Environmental Lawyers to highlight the top law schools. The analysis was compiled through journalistic research, submissions from firms and others, and vetting with environmental and energy law experts. The number three ranking is even more impressive when considering that the law programs ranked first and second (Harvard and Georgetown) have considerably higher enrollment numbers. The ranking noted that “given the massive focus on energy production and export in the Lone Star State, it makes sense that Texas graduates find work in this sector.”
These Texas Law alumni exclusively worked for private firms, with 18 at large firms such as Baker Botts, Jackson Walker, and Vinson & Elkins. Two alumni work for environmental law firms Cascadia Law Group and Guida, Slavich & Flores.
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Opportunities in Environmental Law for Texas Law Students
Texas Law provides environmental legal education through the LLM concentration in Global Energy, International Arbitration & Environmental Law. This program is also ranked eighth in the world by the LLM Guide Master of Laws Programs Worldwide.
In addition to the LLM concentration, Texas Law offers other opportunities for students pursuing environmental law. The Environmental Law Clinic, one of 15 clinics in the experiential learning program, allows J.D. and LL.M students to work with underserved communities throughout Texas to advocate for solutions to today’s pressing environmental problems, including environmental injustice and climate change. The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law (TJOGEL) and the Texas Environmental Law Journal are student-run and published. Students also have access to innovative research centers dedicated to the scholarly and practical study of the laws and regulations relating to oil and gas, energy, public lands, water, environmental, and international law.