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.

Past Events

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.

Collaborative Conversations Series: Microgrid Regulation…or Not?

Pre-registration required.  No walk-ins or day-of registration.

Microgrid Momentum: Building Efficient, Resilient Power

Microgrids are an innovative solution to reduce emissions, improve electricity system reliability and resilience, and tighten grid security.