Energy Regulation and Policy

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 26/44
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 1000-1120
  • WB103
08/31/2022 12/07/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to energy law and regulation in the United States. It covers the basic principles of public utility regulation; the division of jurisdiction over energy production and use among federal, state, and local governments; and the federal statutes governing natural gas, electricity, nuclear power, and hydroelectric power. In particular, the course will focus on the federal frameworks for natural gas and electricity regulation and the transition of these sectors from traditional public utility regulation to wholesale competition and, in the electricity sector, restructuring and retail competition at the state level. The course will also introduce students to some of the most pressing topics in energy law today, including climate change and grid decarbonization; energy transportation; grid reliability; and issues of environmental justice and equity in the context of energy regulation.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 30, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 09, 11:59 PM