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Spring 2014
7333 SEM: Energy, Law & Policy - WEAVER- 23573

Professor(s): Jacqueline Weaver (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  MWLocation: TUII-119 

Course Outline: The Energy Law and Policy seminar fulfills the Senior Writing Requirement for JD students who must submit a 35-page paper. FLLM and LLM students must meet the same 35-page paper requirement. For those LLM students who were admitted into the EENR LLM program (not the EENR certificate program for FLLMs), there is a thesis option and this seminar will also satisfy the thesis requirement. The thesis must be at least 50 pages long and receive a grade of B or better.. Students may choose a topic on any issue related to energy, resources and the environment and are expected to have a topic in mind, motivated by their own career or intellectual interest. The professor will help tailor the topic into a manageable issue. The seminar requires that students submit key stages of the research on a defined timetable of deadlines for topic selection, bibliography, outline, first draft, class presentation, and final paper. The class meets weekly and focuses on research techniques in the first weeks. Class readings cover general energy issues of the day, but are kept light so that students can focus on their research topic. 3 credit hours. See prerequisites below.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:    Q=12 “The seminar is limited to 12 students. Derrick Gabriel in Student Services will keep a list of approved students. Priority is given to foreign students who entered as LLMs in EENR and who for professional reasons choose to write an approved thesis. (Some countries do not recognize a masters degree without a thesis.) Students must have the approval of Prof. Weaver who will then send their names to Derrick.”

Prerequisites: Yes  “At least two prior EENR courses and the permission of Prof. Weaver. Students writing a thesis should contact Prof. Weaver with their proposed topic area when seeking approval to take the course.”

First Day Assignments: Read the final Syllabus that is a lengthy document setting out the course schedule, requirements, research aids, etc. Know how the course will be organized and what is expected of you. Be prepared to talk about the topics that you want to write about.

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: Yes