Law 611A/B - Climate Change and Energy Law

Ann E. Carlson

Ann E. Carlson

Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law
Faculty Co-Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
B.A. UC Santa Barbara, 1982
J.D. Harvard, 1989
UCLA Faculty Since 1994
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 to 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 as well as the student/s who will provide commentary on the paper as an introduction to the class discussion.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Ann Carlson 17F 611 SEM 1 Unscheduled 1.0 No No
Ann Carlson 17F 611A SEM 1 R 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 1.0 No No
  Law 611A meets 8/24, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16.
Ann Carlson 18S 611B SEM 1 R 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 2.0 No No
  Second half of a yearlong course for a total of 3 units. Law 611B meets on 1/18, 2/1, 2/22, 3/1, 3/1, 4/12. Records will process enrollment.
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2017 SEM 1
Information about course materials to be provided on faculty's MyLaw course page.