Environmental & Energy Law

Environmental & Energy Law at GW Law

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. 

Upcoming Events

The Environmental and Energy Law Program hosts many events throughout the semester. Check back frequently for new events.


Annual Enforcers and Defenders Conference

Location and time information will be available soon.


Past Events

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Pathways Post-Paris

Join the United Nations Environment Programme and the George Washington University Sustainability Collaborative for an event that will highlight key achievements of 2015: the United Nations 2030 Su

Transforming the U.S. Electric System: Where State & Federal Initiatives Meet

Please note: This event has been cancelled due to weather.

2015 J.B. Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium

The 2015 Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium covered the topics of Advanced Monitoring, Remote Sensing, and Data Gathering, Analysis and Disclosure in Compliance and Enforcement.