JD Concentration in Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Law
This concentration will provide students choosing to focus a major portion of their legal studies on energy, environmental, and sustainable development issues with a robust opportunity to discern the applicable laws and regulatory regimes in the area and consider policy issues through research and written work.
Concentration requirements (18 credits)
|LAW 354||Energy Law||2|
|LAW 349||Environmental and Natural Resources Law||2|
|LAW 307||Administrative Law||3|
|Current Topics in Public Health Law|
|Climate Change & International Environmental Law|
|Land Use Law|
|Native American Law|
|State and Local Governments in a Federal System|
|Taxation of Business Enterprises|
|Law and Economics|
Additional courses may be added to this list with the consent of the Concentration Advisor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Students must engage in research and produce a substantial paper or court document related to energy, environmental, and/or sustainable development law. This requirement can be satisfied by satisfactory completion and submission of a written document that falls within any of the following categories:
- Law Review Note, with approval of the Concentration Advisor and with a faculty member as advisor;
- A Court Document, e.g. Amicus, Brief of Memorandum of Law (real or moot) with the approval of the Concentration Advisor and with a faculty member as advisor;
- Qualifying paper in any Designated Elective course;
- Independent Study approved in accordance with the policies set forth in the Creighton School of Law Handbook and overseen by a Faculty member and with approval of the Concentration Advisor.
Non-Classroom Engagement Requirement
Students must also meet the following requirements: To ensure a broad-based exposure to the field, ten (10) hours of related extracurricular or co-curricular activities, such as active participation in the Energy Law Association or Environmental Law Society, attending relevant meetings, hearings or speakers, administrative or other active participation in the energy-related events on or off campus (e.g., hearings, moot court, symposia).