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College of Law

Energy and Climate Policy

Course Number: 6915
Professor: Sam Kalen
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Spring
Required: No
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: Climate change undoubtedly is having a profound influence on a range of disciplines and policies, including energy, environmental, land use, agricultural, transportation, health and human rights/poverty. This course examines the complex dynamic between the policy issues presented by efforts to address the effect of greenhouse gas emissions and the legal institutions and rules in various areas. The course also will provide an overview of federal energy law, as a necessary predicate for appreciating the constraints and available opportunities.

Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Seminar
Written Assignments: None
Type of Exam: Final Paper
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Final paper and class participation.
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