​​​​​The Certificate in Climate Law addresses emerging U.S. and international law governing mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.

The certificate requires a minimum of 14 credits of coursework and experience or writing in the area of climate and environmental law.  Students are required to earn a GPA of 3.0 or better in all certificate courses in order to earn the certificate.

REQUIRED COURSES - 6 CREDITS

  • ENV5212 Climate Change & the Law (3)
  • ENV5226 Energy Law & Policy (3)

CLIMATE ELECTIVES - 4 CREDITS

  • ENV5205 - Air Pollution Law & Policy (3)
  • ENV5343 - Climate Change Adaptation in Human Systems (3, DL*)
  • ENV5336 - Climate Change, Extinction and Adaptation (3, DL*)
  • ENV5903A - Climate Change, Food Security, & Env​ Justice (3, DL*)
  • ENV5214 - Climate Change Mitigation (3)
  • ENV5365 - Climate Change: The Power of Taxes (2)
  • ENV5335 - Extinction & Climate Change (2)
  • ENV5342 - Legal Adaptations to Global Warming Impacts (2)

GENERAL ELECTIVES - 3 CREDITS

  • ​ENV5344 - Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy (3, DL*)
  • ENV5498 - America's Energy Crisis (2)
  • ENV5228 - Energy Regulation, Markets & the Environment (3)
  • ENV5375 - Global Energy Justice (2)
  • ENV5346 - New Frontiers in Environmental Policy (2)
  • ENV5476 - Nuclear Power and Public Policy (2)
  • ENV5469 - Oil & Gas Development & the Environment (3, DL)
  • ENV5468 - Oil & Gas Production & the Environment (2)
  • ENV5490 - Renewable Energy Law and Policy (2)
  • ENV5550 - Renewable Energy Project Finance and Development (2)
  • ENV5112 - Science for Environmental Law (3)
  • ENV5510 - Three Essentials of the Electric Grid (3)

EXPERIENTIAL/WRITING - 1-6 CREDITS

  • Advanced Writing Requirement on a climate topic
  • Independent Research Project on a climate topic
  • LLM thesis or research project on a climate topic
  • Masters or JD externship on a climate topic

* Available via distance learning only