Energy Law: Electricity Regulation

NOTE: This course is available as an Online Section designed for LLM Distance Students. 

Energy Law: Electricity Regulation - Professor Irion Sanger and Professor Jason Eisdorfer

  • Course Number: LAW-336 Online LLM & Online MSL Section
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course will expose students to the legal, economic, structural, and social issues involved in electricity regulation and policy. Covered topics include: the history and evolution of regulation of electric utilities as monopolies, utility ratemaking, traditional state jurisdiction over utilities, the Federal Power Act, electricity restructuring, electricity transmission, and an introduction to renewable power policies.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Evaluation will be based on a combination of quizzes taken throughout the semester, class participation, answers to written discussion questions submitted every other week, and a final exam (multiple-choice, short answer, or true/false with explanations). Students should be prepared to complete and submit work throughout the semester, as the majority of the course grade will not be based on the final exam.
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no

Notes for LC JDs, MSLs, and residential LLMs:

Lewis & Clark JDs, MSLs, and residential LLMs are permitted to take some courses online within the limits of LC’s distance learning policy. Those students should consult the distance learning policy prior to signing up for distance learning courses.

Students who are on campus are asked to take the in-person version of the class when both an in-person and online version of the same class are offered in the same semester, but may petition the Associate Dean of Students, Libby Davis, to take the online version if they have a compelling reason for doing so:

JD students at other law schools may be able to take online courses if space permits and permitted by their home school. Contact Associate Dean of the Environmental Law Program, Janice Weis, at