Energy, Policy and Sustainability

Credits: 2.00
Faculty: Sarah Barish

This course will provide an overview of energy law and how U.S. interest and concern for the environment and sustainability shape domestic and foreign policy. Through readings, case law, guest lecturers and current events, students will come away with a better understanding and appreciation of how competing energy interests impact federal legislation, administrative law, state regulation and the global economy. The course will also focus on transactional skills new lawyers need in the areas of project development, siting, finance, contract drafting and negotiation.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final paper.