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

TSCA: Three Years Later

Three years ago, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—the legal framework governing the manufacture, use, and distribution of chemicals in the United States—was reformed for the firs

Which Way to Electrification of the U.S. Transportation System?

Over the course of two days, GW Law's Sustainable Energy Initiative will host an extraordinary group of speakers who will lead the audience on an exploration of the initiatives in electric tran

Energy Connectors Speaker Series

Join the newly formed "Energy Connecters" alumni club with their inaugural speaker series. The club will be hosting Dr. Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow, World Resource Institute's (WRI) Climate Program and Candice Castaneda, Counsel, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).