LLM in Energy Law Degree Requirements

​​​​Required courses are subject to change. For more​ information, please view the latest Academic Regulations or contact the Office of the Registrar​: registrar@vermontlaw.edu.


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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​30 Credits​​​​

Required Courses

All of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
ENV5226 Energy Law & Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World 3
ENV5228 Energy Regulation, Markets and the Environment 3
ENV5105 Administrative Law 3
LLM9606 LLM Graduate Seminar 3

Project/Writing Requirement

May choose one of the following courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
CLI9427 Energy Clinic 4
CLI9437 Advanced Energy Clinic 4
ENV5303 Advanced Energy Writing Seminar 2
LLM thesis (6) or research project on an energy topic 2–6
LLM externship in energy law 4–10
Participation in the Institute for Energy and the Environment's research associate program

Energy Elective Courses

At least four (4) credits from the following list of energy elective courses:
Course Code Course Title Credits
ENV5344 Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy 3
ENV5375 Global Energy Justice 2
ENV5468 Oil & Gas Production & the Environment 2
ENV5469 Oil and Gas Development and the Environment 3​
ENV5476 Nuclear Power and Public Policy 2
ENV5492 Renewable Energy Law and Policy 2
ENV5498 America's Energy Crisis​​ 2
ENV5510 Three Essentials of the Electric Grid - Engineering 1
ENV5511 Three Essentials of the Electric Grid - Business 1
ENV5512 Three Essentials of the Electric Grid - Legal 1
ENV5550 Renewable Energy Project Finance & Development 2

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​Elective Courses​​

Course Code Course Title Credits
ADR6405 Arbitration​​ 2
ADR6410 Alternative Dispute Resolution​​ 3
ADR6412 Mediation​​ 2
ADR6415 Environmental Dispute Resolution​​ 3
ADR6420 Negotiation​​ 2
ADR6425 Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation (JD students only) 3
ADR6450 Advanced Dispute Resolution Writing Seminar​​ 2
​BUS6262 Social Enterprise Law​​ 2
BUS6305 Non-Profit Organizations​​ 3
BUS6350 Non-Profit Management​​ 2
CLI9302 Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic (JD or LLM students only) 6
CLI9326 Advanced Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (JD or LLM only) 6
CLI9405 Dispute Resolution Clinic I​​ 4
CLI9427 Energy Clinic 4
CLI9428 Food and Agriculture Clinic 4
CLI9437 Avanced Energy Clinic 4
CLI9450 Land Use Clinic (JD or LLM students only) 6
DIV7620 Native Americans & the Law​​ 3
DIV7628 Indian Tribes as Government Stewards of the Environment​​ 2
ENV5105 Administrative Law​​ 3
ENV5108 Intro to the Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the Environment 3
ENV5110 Ecology of Food & Agriculture​​ 3
ENV5112 Science for Environmental Law​​ 3
ENV5115 Environmental Law​​ 3
ENV5125 Land Use Regulation​​ 3
ENV5205 Air Pollution​​ Law and Policy 3
ENV5209 CERCLA Law & Policy​​ 3
ENV5210 CERCLA Liability & Cleanup 3
ENV5212 Climate Change & the Law​​ 3
ENV5220 Environmental Economics & Markets​​ 3
ENV5226 Energy Law & Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World​​ 3
ENV5228 Energy Regulation, Markets & the Environment 3
ENV5229 Environmental Issues in Business 3
ENV5235 Natural Resources Law​​ 3
ENV5239 Land Transactions & Finance​​ 3
ENV5245 Water Resources Management 3
ENV5246 Water Quality​​ 3
ENV5250 Watershed Management​​ and Protection 3
ENV5303 Advanced Energy Writing Seminar​​ 2
ENV5304 Comparative Environmental Law Research​​ 2
ENV5305 Environmental Ethics​​ 2
ENV5310 Environmental Health Law​​ 2
ENV5335 Extinction & Climate Change​​ 2
ENV5336 Climate Change, Extinction and Adaptation 2
ENV5342 Legal Adaptations to Global Warming 2
ENV5343 Climate Change Adaptation in Human Systems 2
ENV5344 Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy 2
ENV5346 New Frontiers in Environmental Policies 2
ENV5349 Regulating the Marine Environment​​ 2
ENV5350 Risk Assessment 2
ENV5356 Scientific Controversies​​ 2
ENV5365 Climate Change: the Power of Taxes​​ 2
ENV5375 Global Energy Justice 2
ENV5380 Food Regulation & Policy​​ 3
ENV5401 Agricultural Environmental Law 3
ENV5405 Ecosystem Conservation Strategies​​ 2
ENV5406 Animal Rights Jurisprudence​​ 2
ENV5408 The Law of Animals in Agriculture 2
ENV5410 The Modern Farm Bill 2
ENV5411 Federal Regulation of Food and Agriculture 2
ENV5423 Ocean and Coastal Law​​ 3
ENV5430 Ecology​​ 3
ENV5446 Environmental Justice​​ 2
ENV5449 Environmental Litigation Workshop 2
ENV5462 Public Lands Management: Montana Field Study​​ 3
ENV5468 Oil and Gas Production and the Environment​​ 2
ENV5474 Land Conservation Law​​ 2
ENV5476 Nuclear Power and Public Policy 2
ENV5478 Global Food Security and Social Justice 2
ENV5479 Law and Policy of Local Food Systems 2
ENV5490 Renewable Energy and Other Alternative Fuels 2
ENV5498 America's Energy Crisis​​ 2
ENV5500 Environmental Aspects of Business Transactions​​ 2
ENV5510 Three Essentials of the Electric Grid​​ 1
ENV5521 Earth Law​​ 2
ENV5540 Public Health Implications of U.S. Ag & Food Policy​​ 2
ENV5561 Environmental Enforcement and Compliance 2
ENV5564 Peace, War and the Environment 2
ENV5561 Environmental Enforcement and Compliance​​ 2
XAD7819 Environmental Issues in Business Transactions (JD students only) 2
INT7412 Law of the European Union 2
INT7414 EU Law Trento 2
INT7421 International Environmental Law​​ and Policy 3
INT7440 Comparative U.S.-China Environmental Law​​ 2
INT7445 European Community Environmental Law 2
INT7446 International Trade and the Environment​​ 2
INT7450 International Investment Arbitration and the Environment 2
JUR7307 Culture & the Environment​​ 2
JUR7330 Moral Philosophy for Professionals 2
JUR7333 Animal Law and Ethics 3
PUB7510 Legislation​​ 3
PUB7525 Legislative Clinic​​ 6
​WRI7344 Advanced Legal Research (JD or LLM students only)​​ 3
WRI7380 Advanced Environmental Legal Research​​​ 1