Environmental & Energy Law Program

Established at the beginning of the modern environmental law era, the George Washington University Law School's Environmental and Energy Law Program has been at the forefront of education in the field for more than 40 years. Today, the program is expanding significantly to provide the next generation of environmental and energy lawyers with the tools they need to tackle the local, national, and international challenges facing the planet and its inhabitants, including climate change, fisheries depletion, air pollution, water scarcity, and developing new sources of energy. 

GW Law is located in the heart of the nation’s capital, where environmental and energy law policy is debated and made.  The Law School’s location provides students with unique opportunities to learn environmental and energy law from nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field and to work with some of the most influential government and nonprofit environmental organizations in the world. 

Lee Paddock
Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies 


Spotlight Item: Video: GW Law Takes 43-Year-Old Environmental and Energy Law Program Into the Future

Video: GW Law Takes 43-Year-Old Environmental and Energy Law Program Into the Future

Learn more about GW Law's Environmental Law Program from its faculty, students, and alumni. Watch at GW Law's YouTube channel.

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