Energy Law and Policy Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate in Energy Law and Policy (the “Energy Certificate”) allows the Paul M. Hebert Law Center to officially recognize students who have demonstrated substantial competence in the study of energy law and related subject matter. It helps prepare participating students for careers in energy law and related fields by ensuring that they take appropriate coursework and providing exposure to relevant applied learning experiences.

Current LSU J.D. students who wish to earn the Energy Certificate must take four foundational courses and may select among a varied list of electives, for a total of 18 academic credit hours related to energy law and policy. Students will also write a research paper on a relevant topic, participate in applied learning experiences, and work with the Laborde Energy Law Center in a variety of ways. Students earning the Energy Certificate demonstrate substantial competence in the field by earning a prescribed minimum grade in the relevant courses and maintaining the prescribed GPA in both the certificate curriculum and in all law coursework. Full information about eligibility and requirements is linked below, as is the application to participate in the program.

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