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Energy Law
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Type

LEC

Credits

3 cr.

Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

This course provides an introduction to U.S. energy law. The first portion of the course introduces the nation’s primary sources of energy: coal, oil, biofuels, natural gas, hydropower, nuclear, wind, solar, and geothermal energy. In doing so, it explores the physical, market, and legal structures within which these energy sources are extracted, transported, and converted into energy. The second portion of the course turns to the two major sectors of our energy economy: electricity and transportation. The third portion of the course explores case studies of hot topics in energy law and policy that highlight the complex transitions taking place in the energy system. These topics include Smart Grid development, electric vehicles, risks and benefits associated with hydraulic fracturing and deepwater drilling, and the continued role of nuclear energy. In addition to traditional textbook reading and class discussion, the course will include industry, government, and nonprofit guest speaker presentations and in-class simulated exercises. Grading will be based on a final exam given at the end of the semester as well as class discussion and performance during the simulated exercises.
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Sections

Spring 2015: Energy Law

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

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Spring 2014: Energy Law

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

lawschool.westlaw.com... courseid=170070

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Fall 2012: Energy Law

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

lawschool.westlaw.com... courseid=142558

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