Energy Law and the Environment
This 3-credit writing course will cover the basic elements of energy law and its intersection with natural resources and environmental policy and law including air, climate, water, endangered species, and other kinds federal and state regulation. The course will also cover introductory material regarding economic regulation of energy sources. The grade will be based on one (1) book review and two (2) major papers. The book will be assigned by the instructor. One of the major papers must address an area of energy and environmental interface. The second paper may cover a topic of the student’s own choice even if it focuses exclusively on energy law or economics and energy law. All topics for either paper must be approved by the instructor in advance.