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Administrative Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: A study of the administrative law process, concentrating upon the functions and procedures of federal administrative agencies and judicial review of agency actions. Administrative law provides a framework to understand the basic administrative process and its control by the three branches of …


Climate Change Law and Policy

Course Description: This course will explore the social, legal, political, and scientific challenges involved in addressing and responding to climate change by considering underlying concepts and analyzing climate change laws and policies.


Disaster Law Seminar

Course Description: This seminar explores the emerging field of disaster law, focusing on disaster prevention, emergency response, compensation & insurance, environmental protection, human rights, and community recovery.


Energy Law

Course Description: The course offers students a broad overview of the historical development of energy law and the regulation of energy markets and energy infrastructure development as well as more focused discussions of specific sources of energy and the implications of recent developments in energy law in response to increasing calls for cleaner and more …


Environmental Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course is a survey course of U.S. environmental law, covering topics including environmental assessment, clean air, clean water, waste management, and endangered species. We will also consider questions of how best to regulate, issues of federalism, the role of citizens in …


Environmental Law Practicum

Course Description: This course uses a simulation-based curriculum to give students a sense of what environmental law practice is really like and teach them the skills required to practice successfully in this area.


Federal Courts

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: none Course Description: This course examines the scope of and limitations upon the federal judicial power under Article III of the Constitution. It is organized around three themes: (1) Separation of Powers, (2) Federalism, and (3) Enforcement of Federal Rights. Specific topics covered include standing and justiciability, jurisdiction-stripping, among other …


International Environmental Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course provides a general introduction to international environmental law and policy. We will begin by analyzing the history and development of international environmental law and exploring the key economic, political and legal concepts that have helped shaped the evolution of the field.


Legal Negotiations and Settlements

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This highly interactive course is designed to familiarize students with theories, skills and ethics involved in legal negotiation. Through simulations and role-play exercises, students will gain first-hand experience in applying negotiation techniques. This course will aim to provide students with tools to prepare for, conduct, and analyze …


Oil and Gas Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course studies the law governing oil and gas ownership and development. It will include a study of related property interests in oil and gas, basic leasing concepts and regulatory principles.


Public Utilities Seminar

Course Description: This course explores issues concerning the regulation and deregulation of utilities including: retail and wholesale competition, electricity and gas trading, consolidations and alliances, effects on public service obligations, and municipal power and cooperatives.


Regulatory Compliance

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course will analyze the legal, ethical and policy foundations of regulatory compliance: the effort to translate statutory requirements into compliant corporate and individual behavior.