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Concentration in Energy Law

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The Concentration 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 concentration 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 concentration courses in order to earn the concentration. This concentration 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 (3-6)
  • CLI9437 Advanced Energy Clinic (3-6)
  • ENV5230 Global Energy Law and Policy (2)
  • ENV5344 Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy (3, DL*)
  • ENV5468 Oil and Gas Production and the Environment (2)
  • ENV5469 Oil and Gas Development and the Environment (3)
  • ENV5510 Three Essentials of the Electric Grid (1-3)
  • ENV5550 Renewable Energy Project Finance & Development (2)

GENERAL ELECTIVES - 3 Credits

  • ENV5105 Administrative Law (3)
  • ENV5205 Air Pollution Law & Policy (3)
  • ENV5209 The Law of Toxics and Hazardous Substances (3)
  • ENV5210 CERCLA Liability & Cleanup (2)
  • ENV5212 Climate Change & the Law (3)
  • ENV5365 Climate Change: The Power of Taxes (2)
  • ENV5375 Global Energy Justice (2)
  • ENV5497 End Use Energy Efficiency (2)
  • BUS6226 Corporate Finance: Mergers and Acquisitions (3)
  • BUS6235 Corporations (4)
  • ENV5125 Land Use Regulation (3)

EXPERIENTIAL/WRITING - Min 1 Credit

  • 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

* Available via distance learning only