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International Energy Lawyers Program

The International Energy Lawyers Program (IELP)


Established in 2012, the International Energy Lawyers Program (IELP) is a joint JD program with the University of Houston Law Center that allows students to earn both Canadian and American law degrees in four years. Upon program completion, students are able to apply for admission to the bars in both Canada and the US, and with skills and knowledge in energy law, will be highly employable across North America. In addition to the regular degree studies, the IELP is structured to facilitate internships in the energy industry. 

Calgary and Houston are the two largest energy hubs in North America, and the IELP allows students to learn to analyze complex emerging issues in the energy and environment sectors. 

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The University of Houston Law Center is the leading law school in the nation's fifth largest legal market. Founded in 1947, it is a top-tier institution, awarding JD and LLM degrees. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Law Schools. 

Click to download a PDF brochure for the IELP.