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Water Resources Law

McGeorge educates lawyers who serve the diverse water law needs of businesses and developers, farmers and ranchers, non-profit organizations, and public agencies at every level from local to international. The water resources law program emphasizes interdisciplinary natural resources classes; simulations and case studies; a robust field placement experience; and advanced substantive law course work.

Water Resources Law — Fast Track J.D./LL.M. Program

The Fast Track J.D./LL.M. in Water Resources Law affords students the opportunity to earn both degrees on an accelerated timeline. Fast Track students may apply up to 12 credits of J.D. coursework towards their LL.M. degree in Water Resources Law, meaning the LL.M. degree may be completed in just one additional semester of full-time study or a year of part-time study. Fast track students may specialize in either U.S. or international water law.

Program Requirements

The Fast Track LL.M. is an executive education program designed for recent McGeorge graduates. Courses are offered during evenings for the working professional. McGeorge J.D. students can apply for the Fast Track program and are encouraged to consider this option during academic planning. The Fast Track LL.M. degree requires:

  • 24 units of Water Resources Law study, up to 12 units of which are completed as part of the J.D. degree
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.33 on a 4.33 scale

Courses Include

  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Practice
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Water Resources Law Seminar
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Ocean and Coastal Law
  • Water Resources Law
  • Water or Environmental Field Placement


Contact Clémence Kucera, Director, Graduate & International Programs
Email | 916.739.7353