Environmental Law Requirements 2014-15

(These requirements may change beginning in academic year 2015-2016)

Credit Requirement

The program will require students to take Environmental Law (four credits), International Environmental Law (two credits), and Advanced Environmental Law Seminar (two credits) in which they will write a thesis for an additional writing credit. The seminar and written work requirement will enable students to synthesize their studies and benefit from close interaction with faculty and other students concentrating in the field. Students will also be required to choose an additional seven credit hours from courses listed below under the heading Subject Area Core courses. Additional electives (eight credits) make this a 24-credit program.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • Environmental Law (LW.11149 - 4 credits)
  • Advanced Environmental Law Seminar (LW.10086 - 2 credits)
  • Advanced Environmental Law Seminar Writing Credit (LW.10373 - 1 credit)
  • International Environmental Law Seminar (LW.10065 - 2 credits)

Subject Area Core Courses

Students must choose an additional 7 credits of classes included in the list below:

  • Animal Law Seminar (LW.11551 - 2 credits)
  • Climate Change Policy Seminar (LW.10006 - 2 credits)
  • Economic Analysis of Law (LW.10853 - 4 credits)
  • Energy Law Regulation and Policy (LW.12239 - 2 credits)
  • Environmental Values, Policy and the Law Seminar (LW.10890 - 2 credits)
  • Global Environmental Law, Science and Governance Seminar (LW.11614 - 2 credits)
  • International Environmental Law Clinic (LW.10289 - 2 or 3 credits)(application required)
  • International Law (LW.11218 - 3 credits or LW.11577 - 4 credits)
  • International Trade Law (LW.11426 - 4 credits)
  • Land Use Regulation Seminar (LW.11961 - 4 credits)
  • Legislation and the Regulatory State for Transfer Students and LLM’s (LW.11633 - 4 credits)
  • Oil and Gas Tax (LW.12332 - 2 credits)
  • Public Interest Environmental Law Advocacy Seminar (LW.10815 - 2 credits)
  • US Energy Deals Seminar (LW.12326 - 2 credits)

Suggested Courses

Additional courses related to environmental law that you may want to consider include:

  • Administrative Law (LW.10090 - 3 credits)
  • Administrative Process Seminar (LW.10470 - 2 credits)
  • Community Development Law Seminar (LW.10732 - 2 Credits)
  • Environmental Law Clinic (application required)
  • Financing Development Seminar (LW.11806 - 2 credits)
  • Globalization and Law: An Economic Perspective on International Trade and Competition Seminar (LW.12342 - 2 credits)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12374 or LW.12375) (1 or 2 credits)
  • History and Theory of International Law (LW.10997 - 2 credits)
  • Indigenous Peoples in International Law (LW.10902 - 2 credits)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930 - 3 credits)
  • International Arbitration (LW.11128 – 2 credits)
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration (LW.12182 - 4 credits)
  • International Human Rights Law (LW.11329 - 4 credits)
  • International Organizations (LW.10256 - 3 credits)
  • Land Use, Housing and Community Development in New York City (LW.10651 - 3 credits)
  • Law and Development (LW.10295 - 2 credits)
  • Law and Global Governance Seminar (LW.10151 - 2 credits)
  • Law of Nonprofit Organizations (LW.11276 - 3 credits)
  • Legal Practice in Highly Political Environments Seminar (LW.11450 - 2 credits)
  • Project Finance (LW.12062 - 2 credits)
  • Property (for 2Ls)(LW.11783 - 4 credits)
  • Property Rights in Development Seminar (LW.11767 - 2 credits)
  • Remedies (LW.10113 – 4 credits)
  • Seminar: What Influences Regulation and Regulators? (LW.11163 - 2 credits)

Wagner Courses

With permission from the program director and Vice Dean, master’s students may take up to 6 credits of courses directly related to the study of law at one of NYU’s other schools in completion of LLM requirements. Courses offered by Wagner related to environmental law may be of particular interest to students in this program. You may review course offerings at Wagner at wagner.nyu.edu/courses.

Contact Information

Prospective students should direct their inquiries to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Current students may contact Professor Katrina Wyman’s assistant, Simon Howe:
Telephone: (212) 998-6174
simon.howe@nyu.edu