LL.M. in Energy & Environmental Law

  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: Spring; Fall
  • Tuition Fee: $73,730.00 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Part-time; Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year; 2 years
  • Specialization: Environmental and Energy 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.