Certificate in Energy Law

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

  • CLI9427 Energy Clinic (4)
  • CLI9437 Advanced Energy Clinic (4)
  • 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)
  • ENV5497 End Use Energy Efficiency (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)
  • 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 (must be for credit)

* Available via distance learning only