The Center for Energy and Environmental Law
Welcome to CEEL!
Global energy demands, climate change, environmental degradation, and a growing world all place pressure on both energy and environmental policy. Recognizing that these disciplines can no longer be taught separately, in 2010, the University of Connecticut School of Law created the Center for Energy & Environmental Law (CEEL) as part of a program for combined legal education, policy, and scholarship. CEEL offers the ability for students to focus their studies in these exciting areas by bringing together experts from many disciplines to tackle the complex and exhilarating challenges relating to the world’s environmental and energy futures.
Academically, CEEL helps law students develop a well-rounded foundation in energy and environmental law. It serves as the guiding entity for students interested in the law school’s Certificate in Energy & Environmental Law. CEEL promotes teaching and policy analysis, sponsors lectures, and partners with science and research departments at the University of Connecticut and other institutions.
Beyond the classroom, CEEL brings students together with the environmental and energy bar and community through sponsored career events and off-campus site visits. CEEL also coordinates externships and other placements with the State of Connecticut executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as private entities. Clinics in energy and environmental law provide additional options for students seeking hands-on experience. CEEL works closely with student groups, particularly the Energy & Environmental Law Society.
This is a remarkable time to study these combined, fast moving, and demanding fields. I encourage you to read through the website to learn more about CEEL and to please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Professor in Residence
Executive Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Law