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

Concentration Requirements

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

Option 1: Students concentrate in one area and obtain a certificate accordingly. Students pursuing this option must complete 12 credits from one focus area (Global Energy or International Arbitration orEnvironment).

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 (Global Energy, International Arbitration or Environment and no fewer than 3 credits in one of the two focus areas).

Option 3: 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 orEnvironment).
  • Must complete 5 credits from some combination of the remaining focus areas.

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

For more information please visit the TexasLaw LL.M. 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

Advanced Oil & Gas
Energy Development & Policy
Energy Law: Regulating Energy Markets
Energy Law: Regulating Energy Production
International Business Transactions
International Petroleum Transactions
International Trade
Law, Finance & Science of Global Energy Transactions
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas Taxation
Politics of Siting Energy Facilities
Texas Energy Law
Wind Law
Seminar: Energy Law & Policy
Seminar: Environmental Impact of Development & Production
Seminar: Managing the Clean Energy Transition
Seminar: International Petroleum Transactions

*Energy Law, Oil & Gas, and International Petroleum Transactions are foundational courses. 

Environmental Law

Coastal Watersheds
Environmental Law
Environmental Law: Air & Water
Clinic: Environmental
Seminar: Environmental Impact of Development & Production
Seminar: Environmental Litigation
Seminar: Managing the Clean Energy Transition
Seminar: Water for Everyone: Transformative Approaches to Mexico City’s Water Crisis
Workshop: Water for Everyone

*Environmental Law, Environmental Law & Natural Resources, Toxics, and Air & Water are foundational courses.

International Arbitration

Alternative Dispute Resolution
International Arbitration: Practical Skills
International Business Litigation
International Business Transactions
International Commercial Arbitration
International Investor/State Arbitration
Introduction to Domestic & International Arbitration
Topics in Theory/Practice of Arbitration

*International Commercial Arbitration and Investor/State Arbitration are foundational courses. 

Note: The sample courses listed above are sample course offerings only and are not necessarily offered every semester. Past, current, and future courses can be accessed on the Law School’s Interactive Course Schedule.