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M.L.S. in Energy and Natural Resources Law

The M.L.S. in Energy and Natural Resources Law program is an online, 32-credit hour graduate degree that can be completed in 15 months. This program offers a competitive advantage to anyone in the energy industry that negotiates oil and gas contracts, deals with mineral rights, real estate transactions, or works closely with energy attorneys. With more than 100 years of energy education history, and the expertise of its faculty, OU Law has long led the country in legal education related to oil, gas, and energy law.


Online delivery

work on your degree from anywhere

15 months

to complete


credit hours

Energy Excellence

This program has been created to provide practical legal knowledge for non-lawyers in the energy industry. Each class has been vetted by energy leaders to ensure its applicability to professionals in the industry.

Experienced Energy Law Faculty

Students in the program are taught by OU Law faculty and adjunct faculty carefully selected for their expertise in Energy, Natural Resources and Oil and Gas law.

Flexible Delivery

Online classes allow working professionals to take this program from anywhere in the world. Plus, students can complete the program in just 15 months.

Access to OU Energy Network

The University of Oklahoma has been providing energy education for over 100 years. OU Law has strong expertise in energy and collaborates with energy faculty from the Price College of Business and the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. Each college has a strong graduate network within energy companies that our alumni can access.


Unique Student Experience

Students are organized into small start groups and take all their classes together. Since each student is actively working in the industry, students can share real-time experiences with one another which leads to a rich learning environment. Plus, OU Law staff work closely with all students to ensure success in the program.

Sample Course Options

Foundations of Contract Law for the Energy Industry (Portfolio Drafting Assignment)2
Introduction to Real Property Law in Oil, Natural Gas & Renewable Energies2
Oil and Gas Law2
Legal Research for the Energy Industry1
Legal Drafting2
Introduction to Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences1
Energy Development on Public Lands3
Oil and Gas Regulatory Practices3
The Power of Renewable Energy Transactions2
Oil & Gas Environmental Law2
Federal, State, and Indian Offshore3
Mineral Title Examination for the Energy Industry1
Midstream Energy Law1
Oil & Gas Contracts3
Negotiations and Communications/Ethics2
Project Economics and Finance2

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