Law 611A/B - Climate Change and Energy Law

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

W. Boyd A. Carlson


General Course Description:

The course will enroll up to 16 students, from law and other graduate programs, who will each week read the work of a scholar who will present a paper on the topic of either climate change and/or energy law. Tentatively there will be 11-12 speakers. Each week one or two students will introduce the paper and provide commentary on it before opening up the session to questions from the audience. Speakers may cover issues relevant to: efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by the international community; efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions domestically; efforts to adapt to climate change; and energy law. Speakers will include legal scholars and professors from a variety of law schools.

Students will be expected to write reaction papers and/or discussion questions for each of the papers during the semester and their grades will be based on those papers. The reaction papers will be provided to the author before class discussion. 

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Ann Carlson 20F 611 SEM 1 Unscheduled 1.0 No No
Ann Carlson 20F 611A SEM 1 R 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 1.0 No No
  Yearlong course. Course meeting dates for fall: 8/27, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29 and 11/12. Meetings dates for spring: TBD.
William Boyd 21S 611B SEM 1 R 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No No
  Course meets 1/28/21, 2/11/21, 2/25/21, 3/11/21, 4/1/21, 4/22/21. Second part of a yearlong course. Records will process enrollment. This course may shift to hybrid instruction (i.e., students have the option of participating in-person orremotely) at some time during the spring semester.
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Ann Carlson 18F 611 SEM 1 Unscheduled 1.0 No No
Ann Carlson / William Boyd 18F 611A SEM 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 1.0 No No
  Early drop deadline is 8/31/2018.
Ann Carlson / William Boyd 19S 611B SEM 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No No
  Second half of a yearlong course for a total of 3 units. This course meets 1/23, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 4/3, 4/10, and 4/24.
Categories
Environmental Law;