LLM in Environmental and Energy Law Requirements 2020-21

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)  
  • International Environmental Law Seminar (LW.10065 - 2 credits; fall)

    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 2020
  • Cities Seminar (LW.12771- 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 Environmental Law Seminar (LW.10065 -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)
  • United Nations Diplomacy Clinic (LW.10289 - 3 credits) (application required)
  • United Nations Diplomacy Clinic Seminar (LW.12641 - 3 credits)
Spring 2021
  • Animal Law Seminar (LW.11551 - 2 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 - 3 credits)
  • International Trade and Investment Law and Policy Seminar: The Challenge of Changing Energy Markets (LW.12528 - 2 credits)
  • Modern Crosscurrents in Energy and Environmental Law Seminar (LW.12639 - 2 credits)
  • Natural Resources Law and Policy (LW.10028 - 2 credits)
  • Project Finance Seminar (LW.12062 - 2 credits) 
  • Science and the Courts (LW.12668 - 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 2020
  • Administrative Process Seminar (LW.10470 - 2 credits)
  • Class Actions Seminar (LW.12721- 2 credits)
  • Community Development Law Seminar (LW.10732 - 2 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (LW.11461 - 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 Commercial Arbitration (LW.11915 – 3 credits)
  • Land Use, Housing and Community Development in New York City (LW.10651 - 3 credits)
  • Law of Nonprofit Organizations (LW.11276 - 3 credits)
  • Property  (LW.11783 - 4 credits)
  • Real Estate Transactions (LW.11279 - 3 credits)
Spring 2021
  • Administrative Law vs. Tort: The Challenges of Modern Regulation Seminar (LW.11027 - 2 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (LW.11461 - 3 credits)
  • Graduate Lawyering I (LW.12373 - 1 credit; winter break)
  • Innovation Policy Colloquium (LW.10930 - 3 credits)
  • International Business Transactions (LW.12350 - 2 credits)
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration (LW.12182 - 4 credits)
  • Law and Business of Social Enterprise (LW.12418 - 2 credits)
  • Property (LW.11783 - 4 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:
Telephone: (212) 998-6033
katrina.wyman@nyu.edu