Energy and Environmental Law LLM University of Connecticut UCONN - School of Law
Who Can Apply?
Applicants to an LLM program should have a first law degree, whether a JD from an accredited U.S. law school or a law degree from a school outside the United States. Applicants having a primary language that is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency. In certain cases and programs, you may apply to our programs without a first law degree. Please contact an admissions representative to learn more.
What to expect after you apply?
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, therefore candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Once you have submitted your application to UConn Law, you will be contacted for an admission interview. This interview will be conducted by phone, video conference, or in person.
Admission decisions are typically made in 2 weeks. The admissions committee considers the applicant's academic performance, intellectual curiosity, and professional experience. Students will be notified of the admissions decision by email.
For your application, we require the following pieces:
- Completed application questionnaire through LSAC
- A CV/resume
- A transcript from your first law institution
- Two letters of recommendation
- A personal statement
- A legal writing sample of about 5-8 pages
- Proof of English language proficiency (for most international candidates)
- An application fee of $75 USD paid directly to LSAC
Course of Study: Energy and Environmental Law LLM
Below is a representative sample of courses taken by students in the Energy & Environmental Law LLM. Please note that available courses may vary each semester.
Students who have a foreign law degree are required to take in the first semester:
- LAW7535 – U.S. Law and Legal Institutions
- LAW7585 – US Law and Legal Institutions: Research and Writing
Strongly Recommended Courses
- LAW7600 – Administrative Law
Energy Law Courses
- LAW7568 – Climate Law
- LAW7356 – Energy Law and the Courts: the Grid, Renewables and FERC
- LAW7812 – Energy Regulation and Policy
- LAW7806 – Renewable Energy Law
Environmental Law Courses
- LAW7758 – Animal Law
- LAW7568 – Climate Law
- LAW7650 – Environmental Law
- LAW7842 – Food Law and Policy
- LAW7784 – Historic Preservation Law and Public Policy
- LAW7805 – International Environmental Law
- LAW7721 – Land Use
- LAW7656 – Natural Resources Law
- LAW7616 – Clinic: Environmental Law
- LAW7844 – Field Placement: Center for Energy and Environmental Law
English Language Requirements
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