Offered in conjunction with Vermont Law School, the nation’s top law school for environmental law studies, the Concentration in International Environmental and Energy Law (IEEL) provides an opportunity to complete a concentration in this growing and important area of specialized legal practice.
This Concentration is offered entirely online, with no residential components, in a 7 week long intensive format. These courses therefore allow for an additional element of scheduling flexibility in addition to providing immersion in this highly-relevant international field.
Completion of the IEEL Concentration also allows students to complete the Executive LLM program requirements through two, rather than the usual three, residency sessions if desired. Students may also enroll in these courses individually, subject to all prerequisites and other requirements, as all these courses will count towards the Executive LLM degree. As these are highly intensive and time-intensive courses, it is expected that students will take only one course from this basket at a time. These courses are offered at multiple times during the year.
In order to complete the IEEL Concentration, students must complete 12 or more credits from this basket:
Environmental Law*. 3 credits. Format: all-online.
Administrative Law. 3 credits. Format: all-online.
Energy Law & Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World. 3 credits. Format: all-online.
Energy Regulation, Markets & the Environment. 3 credits. Format: all-online.
Renewable Energy and Other Alternative Fuels. 3 credits. Format: all-online.
Oil and Gas Development & the Environment. 3 credits. Format: all-online.
Environmental Dispute Resolution. 3 credits. Format: all-online.
*Environmental Law is a required course for Executive LLM student wishing to complete the Concentration in International Environmental and Energy Law, and is a pre-requisite for all courses other than Administrative Law and Environmental Dispute Resolution — although it is strongly recommended that Environmental Law be taken as the first course in any sequence.
All of these courses count towards the Executive LLM degree requirements. As such, the IEEL Concentration requires completion of a minimum of 12 credits but must also be completed in addition to the 14 residency credits and other course requirements necessary for obtaining the LLM degree. As such, obtaining the Concentration requires completion of a minimum of 26 ELLM credits (14 residency credits plus 12 Concentration credits).