Program on Environmental and Energy Law

Welcome to the AU Program on Environment and Energy Law! Our full-time and adjunct faculty are leaders in the Washington, DC legal community. Students engage with environment and energy law through classes, research projects, conferences, and student organizations. Students also benefit from numerous externship and summer job opportunities in DC's wide array of government agencies, advocacy organizations, and private sector firms.

Our active network of alumni serve as mentors and professional contacts as students build their careers in this dynamic and important field.


"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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Enroll in Our LL.M. Program

Students may pursue graduate study in environmental law by enrolling in one of two LL.M. programs offered by the Washington College of Law. The International Legal Studies Program offers a concentration in International and Comparative Environmental Law while the Law & Government Program offers a concentration in Environmental Law and Policy.

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