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International Environmental and Energy Law Courses and Concentration

International Environmental and Energy Law Concentration (Online)*

Executive LL.M. program candidates may pursue a Concentration in International Environmental and Energy Law (IEEC). Offered in conjunction with Vermont Law School, the nation's top law school for environmental law studies, this 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 IEEC Concentration also allows students to complete the Executive LL.M. 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 LL.M. 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 IEEC Concentration, students must complete 12 or more credits from this basket:

  • Environmental Law (3 credits) (required) Environmental Law Syllabus PDF
  • Administrative Law (3 credits) Administrative Law Syllabus PDF
  • Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World (3 credits) (pre-requisite for Energy Regulation and the Environment) Energy Law & Policy Syllabus PDF
  • Energy Regulation and the Environment (3 credits) Energy Regulation and the Environment Syllabus PDF
  • Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy (3 credits) Alternative Fuels & Renewable Energy Syllabus PDF
  • Oil and Gas Development and the Environment (3 credits) Oil & Gas Development and the Environment Syllabus PDF
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution (3 credits) Environmental Dispute Resolution Syllabus PDF

*Environmental Law is a required course for Executive LL.M. 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.

**Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World is a pre-requisite for Energy Regulation and the Environment. It is also recommended, but not required, that it be taken prior to Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy, as well as Oil and Gas Development and the Environment.

All of these courses count towards the Executive LL.M. 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 LL.M. degree. As such, obtaining the Concentration requires completion of a minimum of 26 ELLM credits (14 residency credits plus 12 Concentration credits).

Courses in International Environmental and Energy Law (Online)

Students enrolled in the Executive LL.M. may enroll in as few or as many of these courses as they wish, subject to all pre-requisites and requirements. Environmental Law is a prerequisite 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.

Schedule for Online IEEL Courses, 2013-2014 [Please note these are intensive, 7 week long courses]:

Fall 2013:

  • Environmental Law (October 29 - December 16, 2013):

Spring 2014:

  • Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy (January 14 - March 4, 2014)
  • Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World (January 14 - March 4, 2014)
  • Environmental Law (March 11 - April 29, 2014)
  • Administrative Law (March 11 - April 29, 2014)
  • Energy Regulation and the Environment (March 11 - April 29, 2014)
  • Oil and Gas Development and the Environment (March 11 - April 29, 2014)
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution (March 11 - April 29, 2014)

Summer 2014:

  • Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy (May 6 - June 23, 2014)
  • Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World (May 6 - June 23, 2014)
  • Environmental Law (July 11 - August 25, 2014, break the week of July 21-26)
  • Administrative Law (July 11 - August 25, 2014, break the week of July 21-26)
  • Energy Regulation and the Environment (July 11 - August 25, 2014, break the week of July 21-26)
  • Oil and Gas Development and the Environment (July 11 - August 25, 2014, break the week of July 21-26)
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution (July 11 - August 25, 2014, break the week of July 21-26)

 

 

*Subject to final University approval