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

Changing and Dynamic Oceans: Gauging Law and Policy Responses

Join the Environmental & Energy Law Program, the Marine & Environmental Law Institute at Dalhousie University, and the Environmental Law Institute fo

Defining the Waters of the United States

The fight over what waters are subject to Clean Water Act protections (what are "waters of the U.S." or "navigable waters") has been a long one.

Natural Resources Symposium

Join the Environmental & Energy Program for the 2018 Natural Resources Symposium.