Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Law

Preparing You for the Dynamic Energy & Environmental Law Landscape.

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Through the Energy, Environmental , and Sustainability Law concentration at the Creighton School of Law, you will be prepared to serve energy companies, investors, utilities, manufacturing companies, lawmakers, policymakers, regulators, land use professionals, and environmental organizations. 

Your Experience

You’ll learn to work in and shape the field of energy, environmental, and sustainability law. The concentration will provide you with a robust opportunity to discern the applicable laws and regulatory regimes in the area and consider policy issues through research and written work.  Classes are taught by professors with real-world experience and an expertise on the subject. By the time you leave, you will with an understanding of tax law, antitrust law, and administrative law, and how they play a major role in how major entities operate. You will also understand the environmental law landscape both for compliance purposes and so you can anticipate financial risk for energy companies. These main concepts important for this concentration can translate easily into other areas of law and policy, too. 

Your Courses

To complete your EES concentration, you must have satisfactorily completed (1) all required first-year courses; (2) all mandatory core courses; and (3) a total of at least eighteen (18) total credit hours of designative elective courses and the experiential learning options (described below).

The EES Concentration requires three (3) mandatory courses:

  1. Energy Law (Law 354)
  2. Environmental and Natural Resources Law (Law 349)
  3. Administrative Law (Law 307)

You may select additional courses in energy, environmental, and sustainability law from the list of designated elected courses set forth in the concentration guidelines listed below .

While enrolled in the EES Concentration you must also complete ten (10) hours of related extracurricular or co-curricular activities, such as active participation in the local or national student groups, attending relevant meetings, hearings or speakers, administrative or other active participation in the energy, environmental, and sustainability law related events (e.g., moot court, symposia).

Required Courses

LAW 354 - Energy Law
LAW 349 - Environmental and Natural Resources Law
LAW 307 - Administrative Law

Elective Courses

LAW 324 - Antitrust law
LAW 299 - Animal Law
LAW 304 - Agricultural Law
LAW 362 - Current Topics in Public Health Law
LAW 387 - Land Use Law
LAW 379 - Climate Change & International Environmental Law
LAW 448 - Law and Economics
LAW 406 - State & Local Governments in the Federal System
LAW 442 - Taxation of Business Entities
LAW 403 - Native American Law
LAW 332 - Corporate Finance Law

Note: With approval, courses may be substituted in appropriate circumstances.