Energy is a specialty in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. We offer everything from courses on traditional hydrocarbons -- such as oil and gas -- to an entire series of courses on renewables. The graduate program -- for those seeking a Masters of Law or Masters of Resource Law Studies degrees -- even offers a special certificate for Renewable Energy.
Because of the SCOL’s emphasis on hands-on experience, many of our courses include field trips. Professor K.K. DuVivier’s "Energy Law" course, a survey seminar, and Professor Bob Noun’s "Renewable Energy for the 21st Century: Policies, Law, Technology, & Markets" course both recently visited the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Co., which is about 25 miles (45 kilometers) from the DU campus.
According to Prof. DuVivier, the tours of NREL are especially meaningful because of the laboratory's role as "the nation's primary laboratory for energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development. While at NREL my class was able to watch solar photovoltaic and biofuels research in progress."
DU is particularly pleased to have Mr. Noun, an attorney by training, as one of our adjunct professors. He is Executive Director of Public Affairs at NREL and one of the nation's leading experts on renewables policy.