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

Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resources Activity

A new phase is emerging in the relationship between energy and resource activities and the communities that are affected by them.

2016 J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium

Join the Environmental and Energy Law Program for its annual J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium on March 10-11, 2016.

Annual Enforcers and Defenders Conference

Join the GW Law Sustainable Energy Initiatve as they co-sponsor and host the EBA's annual Enforcers and Defenders Conference. Networking reception to follow.