The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona has established the Global Mining Law Center, an interdisciplinary unit that will educate lawyers on mining issues and miners on legal issues.

In addition to education, the new center will assemble leaders from across the mining spectrum to foster productive dialogue, create solutions that address pressing law and policy issues, and support cutting-edge research about the industry.

“We are the first academic institution with a global mining law center of this magnitude,” says Dean Marc Miller.

Beginning August 2015, the center will roll out degree and non-degree training opportunities online and in residence, including:

  • Master’s degrees with a mining law and policy focus for both lawyers (an LLM) and non-lawyers (an MLS)
  • JD degree with a concentration and certificate in mining law and policy
  • Certificate courses for executives, lawyers, managers, engineers, civic and community leaders, and government officials in the mining industry

The center is led by John Lacy, an Arizona Law alumnus and professor of practice who has devoted his career to international mining transactions. Lacy is the 2015 winner of the prestigious Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award, given by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation in honor of excellence in teaching natural resources law.

Source: University of Arizona - see full article