Law 611A/B - Climate Change and Energy Law

William Boyd

William Boyd

Professor of Law
Michael J. Klein Chair in Law
B.A. University of North Carolina, 1989
M.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1994
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2002
J.D. Stanford Law School, 2002
UCLA Faculty since 2018
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
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.
Environmental Law;