LLM in Environmental and Energy Law Requirements 2022-23

Credit Requirement

The program will require students to take Environmental Law (four credits), and either International Environmental Law Seminar (two credits) or Energy Law Regulation and Policy (two credits).  Students will write a thesis in conjunction with a required environmental 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)
  • Environmental Law Seminar and Writing Project (3 credits in total)  
  • Energy Law Regulation and Policy (LW.12239 - 2 credits; Fall) 
    OR
    International Environmental Law Seminar (LW.10065 - 3 credits; Fall)

Subject Area Core Courses

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

Fall 2022

  • Animals and Climate Change (LW.12827)
  • Earth Rights Advocacy Clinic (6 credits)(application required)
  • Energy Law Regulation and Policy (LW.12239 - 2 credits)
  • Financing Development Seminar (LW.11806 - 2 credits)
  • Food & Drug Law (LW.11567 – 3 credits)
  • Global Justice Clinic - for LLMs & Global Justice Clinic Seminar - for LLMs (LW.10679.002 & LW.11210.002 – 7 credits total) (application required)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 or LW.12375 - 1 or 2 credits)
  • International Environmental Law Seminar (LW.10065 - 2 credits)
  • International Law (LW.11218 - 3 credits)
  • Land Use Regulation (LW.10579 - 4 credits)
  • Law and Development (LW.10295 - 2 credits)
  • Legislation and the Regulatory State for Transfer Students and LLM’s (LW.11633 - 4 credits)
  • Property (LW.11783 - 4 credits)
  • United Nations Diplomacy Clinic & United Nations Diplomacy Clinic Seminar (LW.10289 & LW.12641 - 6 credits total) (application required)

Spring 2023

  • Animal Law Seminar (LW.11551 - 2 credits)
  • Colloquium on Law, Economics and Politics of Urban Affairs (LW.10634)
  • Energy Transition: Law and Governance Seminar (LW.12457 – 2 credits)
  • Environmental Justice Seminar (LW.10424 - 2 credits)
  • Food Law Seminar (LW.TBD -  credits)
  • Global Environmental Law, Science, and Governance Seminar (LW.11614 – 3 credits)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 - 1 credit)
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration (LW.12182 - 4 credits)
  • Natural Resources Law and Policy (LW.10028 - 2 credits)
  • Project Finance Seminar (LW.12062 - 2 credits)
  • Property (LW.11783 - 4 credits)
  • Science and the Courts Seminar (LW.12668 - 2 credits)
  • The Future of Human Rights Seminar (LW.12661 – 2 credits)
  • Urban Environmental Law and Policy Seminar (LW.12603 - 2 credits)

Suggested Courses

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

Fall 2022

  • Class Actions Seminar (LW.12721 - 2 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (LW.11461 - 3 credits)
  • International Business Transactions (LW.12350 - 2 credits)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (LW.11915 - 2 credits)
  • Land Use, Housing and Community Development in New York City Seminar (LW.10651 - 3 credits)
  • Law of Nonprofit Organizations (LW.11276 - 3 credits)
  • Real Estate Transactions (LW.11279 - 3 credits)

Spring 2023

  • Communicating Academic Work to Policymakers Seminar (LW.12467 – 1 credit)
  • Corporate Finance (LW.11461 - 3 credits)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930 - 3 credits)
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration (LW.12182 - 4 credits)
  • Law and Global Governance Seminar (LW.10151 - 2 credits)
  • Advanced Real Estate Transactions (LW.10868 - 2 credits)
  • Economic and Social Rights (LW.10014 - 4 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 online.

Contact Information

Prospective students should direct their inquiries to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Admitted and current students should direct their inquiries to the Office of Graduate Affairs.

Faculty advisement can be arranged by contacting Professor Wyman.