Requirements for academic year 2017-18 are here.

Credit Requirement

The program will require students to take Environmental Law (four credits), and Selected Topics in Environmental and Energy Law and the accompanying Writing Credit (three credits total). Students are also required to take either International Environmental Law (two credits) or Energy Law Regulation and Policy (two credits). Students will write a thesis as part of the Selected Topics in Environmental and Energy Law seminar. The required coursework 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)
  • Selected Topics in Environmental and Energy Law (LW.10886 - 2 credits; spring)
  • Selected Topics in Environmental and Energy Law – Writing Credit (LW.10886 - 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 2018

  • Climate Change Policy Seminar (LW.10006 - 2 credits)
  • Energy Law Regulation and Policy (LW.12239 - 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)
  • International Law (LW.11218 - 3 credits)
  • Legislation and the Regulatory State for Transfer Students and LLM’s (LW.11633 - 4 credits)
  • Oil and Gas: Public and Private Governance Seminar (LW.12457 - 2 credits)
  • Law and Development Colloquium (LW.10295 - 2 credits)
  • United Nations Diplomacy Clinic (LAW-LW.10289 – 2 credits) (application required)
  • United Nations Diplomacy Clinic Seminar (LW.12641– 3 credits)
  • Water Rights and Water Quality Seminar (LW.12664 - 2 credits)

Spring 2019

  • Animal Law Seminar (LW.11551 - 2 credits)
  • Environmental Law Clinic (LW.11120 - 3 credits) (application required)
  • Environmental Law Clinic Seminar (LW.10633 - 2 credits)
  • Food and Agricultural Law and Policy Seminar (LW.12154 – 2 credits)
  • International Environmental Law Seminar (LW.10065 - 2 credits)
  • Natural Resources Law and Policy (LW.10028 - 2 credits)
  • Project Finance Seminar (LW.12062 - 2 credits)
  • Urban Environmental Law and Policy Seminar (LW.12603 - 2 credits)
  • US Energy Deals Seminar (LW.12326 - 2 credits)
  • Communicating Academic Work to Policymakers Seminar (LW.12467 - 1 credit)
  • Global Environmental, Law, Science, and Governance Seminar (LW.11614 - 3 credits)
  • Land Use Regulation (LW.10579 – 4 credits)
  • Modern Crosscurrents in Energy and Environmental Law Seminar (LW.12639 - 2 credits)

Suggested Courses

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

Fall 2018

  • Administrative Process Seminar (LW.10470 - 2 credits)
  • Community Development Law Seminar (LW.10732 - 2 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (LW.11461 - 3 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)
  • 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)
  • Administrative Law vs. Tort: The Challenges of Modern Regulation Seminar (LW.11027 - 2 credits)

Spring 2019

  • American Indian Law (LW.12367 - 3 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (LW.11461 - 3 credits)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 - 1 credit; winter break)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930 - 3 credits)
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration (LW.12182 - 4 credits)
  • Law and Business of Social Enterprise (LW.12418 - 2 credits)
  • Property (for 2Ls)(LW.11783 - 4 credits)
  • Advanced Real Estate Transactions (LW.10868 - 2 credits)
  • Economic and Social Rights (LW.10014 - 4 credits)
  • Law of the Sea (LW.11172 - 3 credits)
  • Private Law Theory: Contract and Property Seminar (LW.11585 - 2 credits)
  • Legal Practice in Highly Political Environments Seminar (LW.11450 -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