Environmental and Energy Law Requirements 2016-17

Credit Requirement

The program will require students to take Environmental Law (four credits), and Global Environmental Law, Science and Governance Seminar (two credits) in which they will write a thesis for an additional writing credit. In addition, students will be required to take either International Environmental Law (two credits) or Energy Law Regulation and Policy (two credits). The required seminar and thesis 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; fall)
  • Global Environmental Law, Science, and Governance Seminar (LW.11614 - 2 credits; spring)
  • Global Environmental Law, Science, and Governance Seminar Writing Credit -1 credit; spring
  • International Environmental Law Seminar (LW.10065 - 2 credits; spring) OR Energy Law Regulation and Policy (LW.12239 - 2 credits; fall)

Subject Area Core Courses

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

Fall 2016:

  • 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)
  • Environmental Law Clinic (LW.11120 - 3 credits) (application required)
  • Environmental Law Clinic Seminar (LW.10633 - 2 credits)
  • Financing Development Seminar (LW.11806 - 2 credits)
  • Food and Agricultural Law and Policy Seminar (LW.12154)
  • International Environmental Law Clinic (LW.10289) (application required)
  • International Law (LW.11218 - 3 credits)
  • International Trade Law (LW.11426 - 3 credits)
  • Legislation and the Regulatory State for Transfer Students and LLM’s (LW.11633 - 4 credits)
  • Oil and Gas Tax (LW.12332 - 2 credits)

Spring 2017:

  • Animal Law Seminar (LW.11551 - 2 credits)
  • Compliance and Risk Management for Attorneys (LW.12272 - 3 credits)
  • Environmental Law Clinic (LW.11120 - 3 credits) (application required)
  • Environmental Law Clinic Seminar (LW.10633 - 2 credits)
  • Global Environmental Law, Science and Governance Seminar (LW.11614 - 2 credits)
  • International Environmental Law Seminar (LW.10065 - 2 credits)
  • International Trade and Investment Law and Policy Seminar: The Challenge of Changing Energy Markets  (LW.12528 – 2 credits)
  • International Trade Law (LW.11426 - 4 credits)
  • Land Use Regulation (LW.10579 - 4 credits)
  • Law and Development Colloquium (LW.10295 - 3 credits)
  • Natural Resources Law and Policy
  • Oil and Gas Law and Governance Seminar (LW.12457 - 2 credits)
  • Project Finance (LW.12062 - 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:

Fall 2016:

  • Administrative Process Seminar (LW.10470 - 2 credits)
  • Community Development Law Seminar (LW.10732 - 2 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (LW.11461 - 2 or 3 credits)
  • Global and Comparative Public Law Colloquium ( LW.12039 - 2 credits)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373  or LW.12375) (1 or 2 credits)
  • International Arbitration (LW.11128 - 2 credits)
  • International Business Transactions (LW.12350 - 2 credits)
  • International Human Rights Law (LW.11329 - 4 credits)
  • International Investment Law Seminar (LW.10190 - 2 credits)
  • Land Use, Housing and Community Development in New York City (LW.10651 - 3 credits)
  • Law and Global Governance Seminar (LW.10151 - 2 credits)
  • Law of Nonprofit Organizations (LW.11276 - 3 credits)
  • Property (for 2Ls)(LW.11783 - 4 credits)
  • Real Estate Transactions (LW.11279 - 3 credits)
  • Tort Law in Modern Administrative State Seminar (LW.11027 - credits)
  • What Influences Regulation and Regulators Seminar (LW.11163 - 2 credits)

Spring 2017

  • American Indian Law (LW.12367 - 3 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (LW.11461 -  3 credits)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 - 1 credit; winter break)
  • Indigenous Peoples in International Law (LW.10902 - 2 credits)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930 - 3 credits)
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration (LW.12182 - 2 credits)
  • Law and Business of Social Enterprise (LW.12418 -  2 credits)
  • Property (for 2Ls)(LW.11783 - 4 credits)
  • Property Theory Seminar (LW.10863 - 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 and admitted and current students to the Office of Graduate Affairs.

Faculty advisement can be arranged by contacting Professor Wyman:
Telephone: (212) 998-6033
katrina.wyman@nyu.edu