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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.

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.

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Energy and Environmental Law Faculty


  • Administrative Law
  • Agricultural Law
  • Climate Change Law and Policy
  • Energy Law & Policy
  • Environmental Law
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Law & Policy of Shale Gas Development
  • Mediation of Environmental & Public Conflicts
  • Natural Resources Law 
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Renewable Energy Law & Energy Justice
  • Water Law & Policy


  • International Sustainable Developments Clinic (only with professor permission)
  • Rural Economic Development Clinic

Additional Experiential Opportunities:

*Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval reqruied: Will count towards the concentration if the work is related to the concentration.