Environmental and Energy Law Classes

  • Credits for concentration: 18
  • Grade point average in concentration courses of 2.5 is required in order to obtain the concentration
  • Recognition: Certificate and transcript notation
  • To receive the concentration, you must submit an application during spring semester of your graduating year. Applications are due by April 1 of your graduating year.

Required Courses (minimum of 9 credits)

Environmental and Energy Law Required Courses
  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law

One of the following:

  • Climate Change Law and Policy
  • Energy Law and Policy

Electives (minimum of 8 credits)

Environmental and Energy Law Electives
  • Advanced Environmental Law
  • Advanced Issues in Climate and Energy Law
  • California Water Law
  • Climate Change Law and Policy
  • Contemporary Water Law
  • Energy Law and Policy
  • Energy Taxation and Policy*
  • Environmental Advocacy and Litigation (previously named Environmental Law Seminar)
  • International Energy Regulation
  • International Environmental Law
  • Land Use Planning
  • Law of the Sea
  • Public Interest Law and Practice**
  • Public Land and Natural Resource Law
  • Any environmental or energy law class with the course subject code LWEV

You may only elect a maximum of 3 credits from the following to count toward the concentration:

  • Energy Law and Policy Clinic
  • Environmental Law Clinic I and II
  • Land Use Clinic I and II
  • Public Interest Law Clinic**

Note: Please plan carefully. Some courses have prerequisites. Courses may not be offered each year. Some courses and clinics have limited enrollment.

*Advanced Tax course: Enrollment of JD students must be approved by Graduate and International Programs (Warren Hall 207).

**Course only counts towards the concentration if the focus is on environmental or energy law.


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Phone: (619) 260-4651
Fax: (619) 260-7715


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