This seminar addresses key elements of natural resources law, with an emphasis on energy (non-regulatory aspects), water, and land resources. Students will study the relevant statutes, case law, and underlying policies relating to these natural resources. The course is primarily domestic in its focus, but some topics and examples of international natural resources law and policy will be included. During the seminar, students will draw on pertinent and practical legislative and administrative materials. The seminar will address the development of energy resources, including coal, oil and gas, and renewable energy. Another focus of the seminar will be water resources, including the laws impacting the allocation and availability of water in the eastern and western United States, water resources and climate change adaptation, and innovative approaches to restoring ecosystems on a watershed or river basin scale. Laws relevant to federal public land management will be examined. Throughout the seminar, we will discuss the successes and failures of natural resources law and policy, the trade-offs between preservation and development, future prospects for effective resource management and conservation, and global approaches to addressing these issues. This seminar is appropriate for students who have not previously taken Natural Resources Law and also for students who have taken the course but wish to delve more deeply into the subject matter.