Energy and the Environment in International Law

2.00 crs.

This two-credit seminar course covers selected international legal issues and frameworks within the energy-environment nexus. Topics include Introduction, Fundamentals (Sources of Law, State Responsibility, Private Remedies), Energy Facility Siting and Environmental Policy Umbrella, Oilfield Waste Regulation (Offshore), Major Environmental Issues in the Nuclear Energy Debate, Energy Transportation, Energy Consumption and International Trade, and Energy and Global Climate Change. Students will learn to appreciate international (environmental) law as a system of law. This course will use a moot court and role play format to review, discuss, and critique the assigned materials.