LL.M. Concentration in Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law

LL.M. Certificate Requirements

LL.M. students have three options with respect to the concentration.

Option 1: Students in the program may obtain a concentration in Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law by completing a total of 14 credits. Concentration requirements include:

  • Must complete at least 9 credits from one focus area (Global Energy, International Arbitration, or Environment)
  • Must complete 5 credits from some combination of the remaining focus areas

Option 2: Students concentrate in two areas and obtain a certificate accordingly. Students pursuing this option are required to complete at least 12 hours from two focus areas. Concentration requirements include.

  • Must complete 12 credit hours from some combination of two focus areas (Energy, International Arbitration or Environment and no fewer than 3 credits in one of the two focus areas

Option 3: Students concentrate in one area and obtain a certificate accordingly. Students pursuing this option must complete 12 credits from one focus area (Energy or Environment).

All students are strongly encouraged to take Administrative Law in addition to the 14 or 12 required credit hours.

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To learn more and apply, visit the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program website.


The KBH Energy Center offers a robust course curriculum in its core subject areas and continually strives to develop opportunities for students to study in depth the law, policy, and commercial realities related to the production of energy, protection of natural resources, and the use of international arbitration to resolve commercial disputes.

While the exact courses offered varies from one semester to the next, UT Law provides certain foundational courses on a consistent basis.

Sample Course Offerings

Energy Law

  • International Petroleum Transactions
  • International Business Transactions
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Oil and Gas Taxation
  • Energy Law
  • Texas Wind Law
  • Emerging Issues in Renewable Energy Policy
  • Law, Science, and Finances of International Energy Transactions
  • Oil and Gas Leasing and Regulation
  • Energy Law and Policy
  • Public Policy Issues/Climate Change/Renewable Electric Industry

Environmental Law

  • Environmental Law (survey)
  • Advanced Environmental Law – Air and Water
  • Advanced Environmental Law – Toxics
  • Environmental Impacts of Oil and Gas Development and Production
  • Property and Governance
  • Water Law and Policy in the 21st Century
  • Texas Environmental and Administrative Law
  • Land Use Law
  • Topics in Sustainable Development
  • Ocean Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Coastal Watershed Protection
  • Solving Toxic Problems: Putting Theory into Practice
  • Climate Change Law
  • Fracking and More: Environmental Issues in Unconventional Energy Development

International Arbitration

  • Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Investor-State Arbitration
  • Topics in the Theory and Practice of Arbitration
  • Arbitration in Latin America
  • International Arbitration: Practicum
  • International Business Transactions