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 almost 50 years. Over the past decade, the program has been expanded to increase our focus on energy law, adding new classes and creating the Sustainable Energy Initiative. 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 as interns 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.

Past Events

Native American Rights and Original Territory

Join the Environmental and Energy Law for a fireside chat about the McGirt case, conflicting views of Supreme Cour

Environmental Justice and Health Care Equity

Join the GW Environmental and Energy Law Association and the Howard Energy and Environmental Law Society as they host a discussion with

Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policymaking Project

Join the Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policymaking Project to see the power of government purchasing and help procurement policymakers overcome challenges in implementing environmentally