Each year, Berkeley Law offers a spectrum of environmental and energy law courses.  The curriculum is concerned not only with the basic legal elements—statutes, regulations, and cases—but also with the broader structure of environmental law and policy. The program prepares students to navigate the existing regulatory system as well as to contribute to the ongoing process of reform.  If you are interested in a particular subject, please contact us and we are happy to discuss upcoming offerings in that area.



Recently offered courses include:

  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Energy Regulation and the Environment
  • Renewable Energy and Other Alternative Fuels
  • Environmental Law Writing Seminar
  • Land-Use Law
  • Workshop on Development and the Environment
  • Local Government Law
  • Oceans Law
  • Biodiversity Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Water Law
  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate Change
  • Public Lands and Natural Resources Law
  • California Environmental Law and Policy
  • The Law of Hazardous Waste
  • Science and Regulatory Policy
  • Disasters and the Law
  • Hot Topics in US-China Law

Also see the current environment & energy courses page, for up-to-date course offerings.



Berkeley Law’s environmental and energy programs are part of a larger community of
programs on the UC Berkeley campus. We encourage law students to take advantage of the classes available at other departments at UC Berkeley. Likewise, students at other departments are invited to explore the offerings in the environmental and energy fields here at law school.

More information for law students

More information for ESPM students

More information for other departments



Berkeley Law students can engage in multiple interdisciplinary concurrent degree programs.  If you are interested in a concurrent degree, please note that students often need to apply separately to Berkeley Law and their grad school of interest for admission into each program.  Students are encouraged to talk with the faculty at both the law and grad school of their choice in order to find potential mentors or advisors.

More information on concurrent degree programs