Natural Resources Law

Natural Resources Law


The Appalachian School of Law is continuing to bolster its offerings in Natural Resources and Energy Law. ASL’s location in southwestern Virginia, the heart of the Appalachian oil and gas and coal-producing region, makes an emphasis on the topic a natural fit.


The ASL Natural Resources Law Program’s mission is to train attorneys to navigate the increasingly complex world of natural resources law in terms of energy production, conservation, and improving sustainability. At the center of this mission is ASL’s commitment to offer a place for rational discussion, intelligent debate, and collaboration to foster cutting-edge programs and innovative scholarship with the ultimate goal to make students more effective and scientifically grounded policymakers and advocates.

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Current and Former Employers of ASL Graduates

Alpha Coal Sales Babst Calland British Petroleum
Contura Energy Services, LLC CowanPerry, PC CNX Land Resources
Environmental Protection Agency EQT Corporation Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Frontier Energy Group Jackson Kelly, PLLC Lenington, Gratton, & Associates, LLP
The Mountain Institute PennStuart Porter, Banks, Baldwin & Shaw, PLLC
Range Resources ReedSmith Shell Oil
Street Law Firm Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC Teco Coal Corporation
Tucker Arensberg Va. Dept. of Environmental Quality Western Land Services
WV Dept. of Environmental Protection Wyatt, Terrant and Combs  


Natural Resources Links

Energy and Mineral Law Foundation

Va. Dept. of Mines, Minerals, and Energy

Va. Dept. of Environmental Quality

U.S Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission