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

Collaborative Conversations: Writing the Road Atlas for Transportation Electrification

Electrification of the transportation sector offers many promises. But to get there requires navigating multiple parallel paths and crossing many bridges. What’s the way forward?

2018 J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium

Join The George Washington University Law School, the Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, GW Environmental & Energy Law Association, and the Environmental Law Institute for a symposium on the Public Trust Doctrine in Washington, D.C.

Climate Change Law Under the Trump Administration and Perspectives on COP 23 in Bonn

Join the Environmental and Energy Law Program for a roundtable discussion on the status of climate change policy under the Trump Administration.