Course Details

Regulation: Environment and Energy

This course explores the legal and policy issues involved in the regulation of energy and the environment, through the lens of the topic of climate change. The course will focus on the interplay between Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Courts in the development of climate change law. Special attention will be given to the Clean Air Act and relevant energy laws, including their impact upon efforts to develop new and alternative energy sources. Students will be expected to review selected published opinions and related materials involving climate change issues and will then be asked to apply what they have learned by representing hypothetical clients in a case study developed from a real-life situation. An overriding theme of the course will be the continuing and evolving relationship among nature, science, and the law. Student assessments will be based on (i) class participation (40%) and (ii) participation in the case study (60%).

Catalog Number: REGLAW 930-0
Additional Course Information: MSL students only


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Regulation: Environment and Energy
Faculty: Graham, Robert L.
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 13

Fall 2016
Title: Regulation: Environment and Energy
Faculty: Graham, Robert L.
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 11

Spring 2016
Title: Regulation: Environment and Energy
Faculty: Graham, Robert L.
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 9

Spring 2015
Title: Regulation: Environment and Energy
Faculty: Graham, Robert L.
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 8