- "Community Relations in Natural Resource Development Projects" and
- "Renewable Energy for the 21st Century: Policy, Law, Technology Markets."
The Community Relations course will focus on the key issues of how natural resources development projects can be undertaken in the context of relations with the local communities where the developments reside. There is a rapidly growing concern in many circles that natural resource development projects should not be started without a firm understanding of how community relations will be managed. The course will be taught by two globally recognized community relations experts, attorney Xennia Forno and sociologist Guillermo Manrique. The three-credit course will be offered in a "short course" format from Aug. 10-14, 2009, in Denver.
Renewable Energy for the 21st Century will be taught by the world leading renewable energy experts at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Co. Among the key issues to be considered are the current policy debates about how best to promote renewables, the role that technology plays in the integration of renewables into the national energy portfolio, and what market-related barriers exist and how to address them. The three-credit course will be offered in the spring 2010 semester.
Both courses are open to DU JD, LLM, and MRLS students. Other (non-DU) law and graduate students are also welcome. The tuition will be about $3,000 for each course.