Program OverviewThis 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 StructureDesigned 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. Core courses are offered every Fall and Winter term. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through coursework or through a combination of coursework and a Research Paper. Students completing a research paper must take at least 18 credits of core courses. Students completing their degree through coursework only must complete at least 24 credits of core courses.
Degree Requirements Overview
Total credits needed: 36
Note that students without a law degree are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term.