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Energy and Infrastructure Law

Program Overview

This specialization is designed to provide professionals with insight into the policies, players, and stakeholders involved in this highly complex area. The merging interests in this area of law touch upon social, political and environmental issues. Students will focus on energy regulation and public utility concepts, competition theory, resource efficiency efforts, social responsibility and environmental issues, integrated infrastructure planning, and public and private partnerships. Graduates of the Energy and Infrastructure specialization will obtain a sophisticated set of legal skills and a solid analytical understanding of  energy and infrastructure law framework.

Who is the Specialization for?

  • Law graduates with related professional experience.
  • Professionals without a law degree who have significant related professional experience in public or private sector roles and wish to develop an advanced knowledge of energy and infrastructure law.

Specialization Structure

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals located across Canada and abroad, all courses in this specialization are available via video conferencing and are structured as either weekly evening sessions or 3-5 day intensives. New students can start the specialization in the Fall or the Winter term and can choose from a suite of core courses (18 core courses are required to complete the degree). Core courses are offered every Fall and Winter term. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through course work or through a combination of course work and a Major Research Paper.

Degree Requirements Overview

Total credits needed: 36

Note that students without a law degree from a Canadian institution are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term. For detailed degree requirements see Student Handbook.

Courses Course Code Status Number of Credits
Aboriginal Communities and Resource Development EIL 6727P Core 3.0 credits
Changing Paradigms in Energy Regulation LAW 6562 Core 6.0 credits
Comparative Approaches to Energy Development EIL 6565P Core 3.0 credits
Demand Side Management: Policy and Regulation LAW 6563 Core 6.0 credits
Energy and Infrastructure Innovation: Law and Policy EIL 6573 Core 3.0 credits
Infrastructure Development and Finance EIL 6566P Core 6.0 credits
Power Purchase Agreements LAW 6566 Core 3.0 credits
Public Utility Law LAW 6560 Core 6.0 credits
Regulatory Theory LAW 6561 Core 6.0 credits
Transportation in Canada LAW 6565 Core 3.0 credits
Urban Infrastructure Planning & Regulation LAW 6564 Core 6.0 credits

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