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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

 
 
  
Energy Regulation & the Environment

Course Description
This course lies at the crossroads of energy and environmental law. It exposes students to the legal, economic, structural, and environmental issues involved in energy regulation, focusing primarily on electricity, and to a lesser degree, transportation. The course will cover legal concepts important to an understanding of energy law, including both the traditional monopoly model of cost of service regulation and evolving competitive alternatives for electricity. The primary focus of this course is on the environmental impacts and legal challenges associated with different sources of energy (coal, natural gas, nuclear, renewables, oil and alternative fuels). This course examines common policy tools used to advance clean energy sources, including feed-in-tariffs, tax credits, and renewable portfolio standards. This course also exposes students to the latest approaches to managing the electric grid, including energy efficiency, demand side management, and smart grid technologies. This course does not cover traditional oil and gas law. (3 credits)  
Upcoming Semester Offered
Spring 2015
   
 
   

Academic Programs Contact:
Office of Academic Services
Weinmann Hall, Suite 204
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5935
fax 504.862.8373
ctimmons@tulane.edu

Admission Contact:
Office of Admission
Weinmann Hall, Suite 203
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5930
fax 504.865.6710
admissions@law.tulane.edu

 
 
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