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LLM in Energy & Environmental Law
Important Dates

LLM Dates Block

June 15
Application Deadline for Non-U.S. Residents for Fall Semester

July 15
Application Deadline for U.S. Residents for Fall Semester

Nov. 15
Application Deadline for non-U.S. Residents for Spring Semester

Dec. 15
Application Deadline for U.S. Residents for Spring Semester

Jan. 16
Spring LLM Orientation




The LLM program in Energy and Environmental Law at UConn School of Law engages students and develops their expertise in global energy needs, climate change, renewable energy policy, environmental policy and land use.

Through the Center for Energy & Environmental Law, students have the opportunity to move beyond the classroom to practice-based learning opportunities, including:

  • Externships with state agencies, law firms, energy and environmental corporations, and regulated utilities;  
  • The Semester in DC program, which places students at such federal agencies as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy; and
  • Applied research in a range of areas.  

Students have opportunities to attend lectures and events with science and research departments at the University of Connecticut and other institutions. The flexible and unique program prepares students to integrate energy and environmental disciplines into their work, making them singularly valuable in their chosen professional fields. 

UConn School of Law is in the residential West End of Hartford, Connecticut, on a lovely Gothic-style campus that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Cultural and recreational opportunities abound in the area, which is just two hours from New York and Boston. 

For more information or to arrange a campus visit, please email or call 1-860-570-5284. 

The Law School courses preapproved for the Energy and Environmental Law LLM are listed below. Students may also petition for the inclusion of other courses, subject to the approval of the director. All courses are open to LLM candidates as well as JD candidates, and only a few courses have prerequisites. LLM students can participate in the  Environmental Law Clinic and the CEEL - Field Placement Clinic. At registration, each student formulates a curricular plan of study to be approved by the director of the LLM program.

    Strongly Recommended Courses
    Energy Law Courses
    Environmental Law Courses
    Clinical Courses

    Additionally, students who have a foreign law degree are required to take in the first semester:

    Students should announce their intention to seek a certification at the beginning of their academic year and plan their course enrollment to fulfill the credit requirements.  The professors for the specific certificate program can offer guidance on the courses available; however, students should alert the graduate programs office and the registrar of the desire to fulfill the certificate.

    Certificates of Specialization

    As part of the LLM Energy and Environmental Law degree, students may obtain a certificate of specialization in seven areas:

    To be awarded the certificate, students must complete between nine (9) or twelve (12) credits depending on the area of specialization, complete the writing requirement in that area and achieve a minimum of a B average in all of the certificate coursework including the writing requirement. The writing requirement for the certificate could satisfy both the certificate and the LLM writing requirement if the topic is approved by the Director of the LLM program or his/her designee. The student may also choose to complete two separate papers one satisfying the LLM program writing requirement and the other satisfying the certificate requirement.

    Students may be required to take the entry-level course in the certification area, depending upon prior preparation and experience. Any such course would typically not count towards the credit requirements.

    Completing a certificate is optional.