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Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program

Emory's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program is a top-ranked, comprehensive program dedicated to teaching, research, and public service in the area of environmental law and policy.

Environmental students at Climate Strike

Educating Students

Emory’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program offers students extensive classroom, skills-training, and extracurricular opportunities in environmental law. Building on Emory’s location in the dynamic business and governmental center of Atlanta, the Program boasts more than a dozen course offerings, three full-time faculty members, outstanding adjunct professors from law firms and federal agencies, nineteen externships, and the Turner Environmental Law Clinic. We’re honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s strongest environmental programs.

Promoting Creative Problem-Solving and Productive Engagement

Through conferences, workshops, scholarship, and the work of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic, the Program engages law school faculty, students, and members of the community to address today’s environmental problems and develop effective solutions.

Building a Strong Environmental Bar

The Program’s graduates are now shaping environmental law and policy throughout the country. They are practicing in nonprofit organizations, law firms, corporations, and government agencies – including working as environmental lawyers in almost every large law firm in Georgia and across the United States, the City of Atlanta Office of Resiliency, Coca-Cola, Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, Southern Environmental Law Center, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. We’re proud to provide a thorough and first-rate education in environmental law that prepares students for a wide variety of careers.


You must be proud to know that you are educating the next generation of environmental lawyers and leaders who, judging from their questions, already have solid knowledge about America’s public health and environmental challenges.

Gina McCarthy, Former Administrator of the U.S. EPA