LL.M. Concentration in Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law
LL.M. Certificate Requirements
LL.M. students have three options with respect to the concentration. First, students in the program may obtain a concentration in Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law by completing a total of 14 credits. Concentration requirements include:
- Must complete at least 9 credits from one focus area (Global Energy, International Arbitration, or Environment)
- Must complete 5 credits from some combination of the remaining focus areas
The second option is for students to concentrate in two areas and obtain a certificate accordingly. Students pursuing this option are required to complete at least 12 hours from two focus areas. Concentration requirements include.
- Must complete 12 credit hours from some combination of two focus areas (Energy, International Arbitration, or Environment and no fewer than 3 credits in one of the two focus areas
The third option is for students to concentrate in one area and obtain a certificate accordingly. Students pursuing this option must complete 12 credits from one focus area (Energy or Environment).
All students are strongly encouraged to take Administrative Law in addition to the 14 or 12 required credit hours.
To learn more and apply, visit the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program website.
Sample Course Offerings
- International Petroleum Transactions
- International Business Transactions
- Oil and Gas Law
- Oil and Gas Taxation
- Energy Law
- Texas Wind Law
- Emerging Issues in Renewable Energy Policy
- Law, Science, and Finances of International Energy Transactions
- Oil and Gas Leasing and Regulation
- Energy Law and Policy
- Public Policy Issues/Climate Change/Renewable Electric Industry
- Environmental Law (survey)
- Advanced Environmental Law – Air and Water
- Advanced Environmental Law – Toxics
- Environmental Impacts of Oil and Gas Development and Production
- Property and Governance
- Water Law and Policy in the 21st Century
- Texas Environmental and Administrative Law
- Land Use Law
- Topics in Sustainable Development
- Ocean Law
- Environmental Litigation
- Coastal Watershed Protection
- Solving Toxic Problems: Putting Theory into Practice
- Climate Change Law
- Fracking and More: Environmental Issues in Unconventional Energy Development
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- International Commercial Arbitration
- Investor-State Arbitration
- Topics in the Theory and Practice of Arbitration
- Arbitration in Latin America
- International Arbitration: Practicum
- International Business Transactions
Semester Course Lists
- Spring 2017 (PDF)
- Fall 2016 (PDF)
- Spring 2016 (PDF)
- Fall 2015 (PDF)
- Spring 2015 (PDF)
- Fall 2014 (PDF)
Semester Course Grids
The KBH Energy Center organizes field visits to complement what students learn inside the classroom. Past field visits have included the Sweetwater Wind Farm in Sweetwater, Texas, and the UT Austin Power Plant.
- The School of Law has a premium subscription to Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL), a peer-reviewed academic journal pertaining to oil, gas, and energy law in general, and to OGELFORUM listserv, which offers a unique platform for discussion sharing of insights and intelligence of relevant issues related in a significant way to oil, gas, and energy issues.
- To access OGEL/OGELFORUM from inside the Law School, visit https://www.ogel.org/ogelforum.asp and log in automatically.
- To access OGEL/OGELFORUM from outside the Law School, you must use a proxy link: http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/az.php. Note: If you get an error message that says “your connection is not private,” you can just click through (advanced > proceed).
Professional Development Opportunities
- Texas Law Career Services Offices
- Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law
- Texas Environmental Law Journal
- Texas Environmental Law Society
- Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
- Young Professionals in Energy Austin
- Longhorn Energy Club
- Texas Energy Law Association
- ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Law (SEER)
- Benefits to law students include free section membership, law student conference scholarships to help you attend section conferences, conference calls on career development, podcasts of archived calls that you can listen to while on-the-go, and opportunities to win cash prizes through participation in Section writing competitions.
Other Resources for Students
- Life in Austin
- 101 Great Things To Do In Austin (PDF)
- Apartment Hunter’s Question Guide (PDF)
- Housing Information Resources (PDF)
- English Language Programs (PDF)
- Intercultural Programs (PDF)
- Shopping (PDF)
- Specialty Food (PDF)
- Student Welcome Guide (PDF)
For additional resources, visit the website of International Student and Scholar Services in the International Office at UT Austin.
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