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Spring 2018
5234 Shale Gas & LNG - SAKMAR- 20775

Professor(s): Susan Sakmar (VISITING)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 
International Law

Time: ARRANGED    Location:  

Course Outline: This course explores the myriad of legal, policy and environmental issues pertaining to global natural gas markets with a particular focus on global shale gas development and the development of LNG import and export projects around the world, including recent developments in US LNG export projects. This semester will be particularly interesting, as we will discuss the role of natural gas and LNG in the current low-oil price environment.
The first half of the semester will explore the growing role that natural gas will play around the world in the context of global shale gas development. By most accounts, shale gas development in the United States has been a “game changer” that could be replicated around the world so long as the right regulatory and environmental frameworks are put in place. This course will explore the existing regulatory and environmental frameworks for shale gas, especially those in the United States, as well as frameworks being developed around the world with the objective of exploring the substantive law of shale gas development as well as developing the analytical and practical skills necessary to the practice of law.
The second half of the semester will explore the growing role that LNG is expected to play as the “glue” linking global gas markets. The course will explore the opportunities and challenges for various LNG import and export projects around the world in the current contextual reality wherein energy law and policy are increasingly intersecting with environmental law and geopolitics. Particular focus will be on recent policy and regulatory actions taken with respect to US LNG exports.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: Quota = 30  Course Notes: Quota = 30 This course will meet on the following Fridays & Saturdays :
Friday January 26, 2018 - 1:00 to 4:00
Saturday January 27, 2018 - 10:00 to 1:00
Friday February 23, 2018 - 1:00 to 4:00
Saturday February 24, 2018 - 10:00 to 1:00
Friday March 23, 2018 - 1:00 to 4:00
Saturday March 24, 2018- 10:00 to 1:00
Friday April 20, 2018- 1:00 to 4:00
Saturday April 21, 2018- 10:00 to 1:00

Prerequisites: No  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam: No
Paper: Yes

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: no

Bar Course: No