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Energy and Environmental Law

Penn State Law’s energy and environmental law and policy courses include offerings that emphasize the interdisciplinary and international nature of the field. Law students can flex their new knowledge with work in the Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, Center for Energy Law and Policy, and externships in Pennsylvania’s booming energy sector.

Pilot Concentration Program for the Class of 2020

The Penn State Law faculty has approved this program for current third-year J.D. students and current LL.M. students graduating Spring 2020.  Students may earn Concentration recognition in Energy and Environmental Law using courses from the Selected Courses section below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

Declare your intent to complete this Concentration - Concentration Declaration Application - Deadline for Spring 2020 Application is January 31, 2020.  

Upon completion of the requirements, submit your academic eligibility – Concentration Completion Application

Energy and Environmental Law Faculty

Selected Course:

  • Administrative Law
  • Agricultural Law
  • Energy Law & Policy
  • Environmental Law
  • Law & Policy of Shale Gas Development
  • Mediation of Environmental & Public Conflicts
  • Natural Resources Law 
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Rural Economic Development Clinic
  • Water Law & Policy

Additional Experiential Opportunities: