​​​​The Certificate in Energy Law involves study of the law and policy relating to renewable energy development and the environmental problems associated with traditional energy production.​ 

​The certificate requires a minimum of 14 credits of coursework and experience or writing in the area of land use 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.  This certificate is not open to MERL or LLM in Energy Law students.

REQUIRED COURSES - 6 CREDITS

  • ENV5226 Energy Law & Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World
  • ENV5228 Energy Regulation, Markets and the Environment

ENERGY ELECTIVES - 4 Credits

  • ENV5344 Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy (3, DL*)
  • ENV5375 Global Energy Justice​ (2)
  • ENV5468 Oil and Gas Production and the Environment (2)
  • ENV5469 Oil and Gas Development and the Environment (3, DL*)
  • ENV5476 Nuclear Power and Public Policy (2)
  • ENV5492 Renewable Energy Law & Policy (2)
  • ENV5498 America's Energy Crisis (2)
  • ENV5510 Three Essentials of the Electric Grid (1-3)
  • ENV5550 Renewable Energy Project Finance & Development (2)

GENERAL ELECTIVES - 3 Credits

  • BUS6226 Corporate Finance: Mergers & Acquisitions (3)
  • BUS6235 Corporations (4)
  • ENV5105 Administrative Law (3)
  • ENV5125 Land Use Regulation (3)
  • ENV5205 Air Pollution Law & Policy (3)
  • ENV5210 CERCLA Liability & Cleanup (2)
  • ENV5212 Climate Change & the Law (3)
  • ENV5365 Climate Change: The Power of Taxes (2)
  • PUB7550 National Security Law (3)

EXPERIENTIAL/WRITING - 1-6 Credits

  • ENV5303 Advanced Energy Writing Seminar (2)
  • CLI9427 Energy Clinic (4)
  • Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) on an energy topic
  • Independent Research Project (IRP) on an energy topic
  • LLM thesis or research project on an energy topic
  • Masters or JD externship in energy law
  • Participation in the IEE Research Associate Program

* Available via distance learning only