Energy Law   [Archived Catalog]
2015-2016 School of Law Bulletin (Archived Copy)

LAWS 826 - Energy Law

Credits: 3

This course provides an introduction to the law and regulation of energy resources, primarily in the United States, focused on three core areas within the field. The first part of the course will cover extraction of energy resources, primarily coal,oil,and natural gas. The second part will cover regulation of the electricity generation and distribution system, including public utility and rate regulation, transmission, and relevant environmental regulations. The final part of the course will address legal and regulatory issues specific to nuclear and renewable energy, with a particular focus on the Southeast. Throughout, the course will focus on the ability (or inability) of legal and regulatory regimes to keep pace with rapid change in the energy sector.

Prerequisites: None, but Environmental Law and Administrative Law are recommended.

Basis of Grade: In-class exam

Form of Grade: Letter