LLM in Energy and Environmental Law

A minimum of 16 credit hours from the following courses is required.* For U.S. law school graduates this requirement must include 4 credits graded on the basis of research paper. This typically entails completion of Thesis (6690-91) or two research papers, each of which is written in connection with a 2-credit course. For non-U.S. law school graduates, completion of 2 credits graded on the basis of a single research paper or Thesis (6690-91) is required. Any research paper used to satisfy the written work requirement must be at least 8,000 words in length, and U.S. law school graduates must achieve a minimum grade of B+. For students who choose to write a thesis, Thesis (6690-91) and a minimum of 12 credits in the field of study are required. Students are encouraged to write a thesis.


Air Pollution Control (6432)

Water Pollution Control (6434)

Energy Law and Regulation (6438)

Energy and the Environment (6439)

Oil and Gas Law (6443)

International Climate Change Law (6455)

Environmental Negotiations (6458)

Atomic Energy Law (6459)

Environment and Energy Policy Practicum (6460)†

Environmental Law Seminar (6466)†

International Project Finance (6545)

*Property (6208) also will be available; only students with a non-U.S. law degree who plan to take the New York bar examination may count this course toward the 16 credits required in the field.
† Approval of program director required. The seminar or practicum project must be focused on energy issues.