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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. 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.

Program Requirements Overview

Program Schedule

Total credits needed: 36

Note that students without a law degree are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term.

Courses Course Code Status Number of Credits
Aboriginal Communities and Resource Development EIL 6567 Core 3.0 credits
Changing Paradigms in Energy Regulation EIL 6562 Core 6.0 credits
Climate Change: International Governance, Mitigation and Adaptation EIL 6588 Core 3.0 credits
Comparative Approaches to Energy Development EIL 6565 Core 3.0 credits
Demand Side Management: Policy and Regulation EIL 6563 Core 6.0 credits
Energy and Infrastructure Innovation: Law and Policy EIL 6573 Core 3.0 credits
Environmental Protection EIL 7003 Core 6.0 credits
Infrastructure Development and Finance EIL 6566 Core 6.0 credits
International Transportation Law EIL 7001 Core 3.0 credits
Mining Law EIL 7002 Core 3.0 credits
Power Purchase Agreements EIL 6569 Core 3.0 credits
Public Utility Law EIL 6560 Core 6.0 credits
Regulatory Theory EIL 6561 Core 6.0 credits
Selected Topics in Energy & Infrastructure Law EIL 7004 Core 3.0 credits
The Law and Economics of Electricity Markets EIL 7000 Core 3.0 credits
Transportation in Canada EIL 6568 Core 3.0 credits
Urban Infrastructure Planning & Regulation EIL 6564 Core 6.0 credits
Independent Significant Research Paper EIL 6848 Elective 3.0 credits

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