University of Pittsburgh

Area of Concentration Requirements

The Area of Concentration requires a minimum of 12 credits. The requirements for the program are divided into three categories—foundational, elective, and skills. Students must take 1 of the listed foundational courses, 5-6 credits from among the listed elective courses, and 4-6 credits from among the listed skills courses.

Foundational Courses (1 course required)

  • Environmental Law & Practice (4 credits)
  • Energy Law & Regulation (3 credits)

Elective Courses (5-6 credits required)

  • Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • Oil & Gas Law (3 credits)
  • The Law of Shale Gas Regulation (1 credit)
  • Environmental Policy & Politics (2 credits)
  • Climate Change and the Law (2 credits)
  • Land Use (2 credits)
  • Scientific Evidence (2 credits)
  • Expert Witnesses (2 credits)
  • Toxic Torts (2 credits)
  • Environmental Litigation (2 credits)
  • Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law (1 credit)
  • Water & Shale Gas Development (1 credit)

Skills Component (4-6 credits required)

  • Environmental Law Clinic (6 credits)
  • Environmental Moot Court Competition (1 credit)
  • Energy Law Moot Court Competition (1 credit)
  • Environmental Litigation (2 credits)
  • Externship in the area of Energy or Environmental Law (4 credits)

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