Economics, Energy, & the Environment
Call Number: 15359
Course Number: 6915-06
Professor: David D. Freudenthal
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: Course is limited to 15 law students or other students of junior/senior standing or higher, with prior coursework in law, environment, energy, natural resources, business, economics, finance, or governmental policy. Exceptions may be made by consent of the instructor.
Course Overview: This seminar will focus on the rippling impact of changes in the law and policy of energy, economics and the environment. Of particular focus will be: (1) Policy decisions by state and federal governmental agencies; (2) Interpretation, application and practical implications of the law in these areas; and (3) Financial and investment decisions by the private sector.
Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Students will be expected to actively participate in discussions and contribute to the seminar content.
Written Assignments: A series of short written assignments will be given throughout the semester.
Type of Exam:
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Fifty-percent of the class grade will be based on participation and contribution to the seminar. The remaining fifty-percent will be determined based on a series of short written assignments given throughout the semester.
Other Comments: A reading list will be provided in class.