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Solar Wind 948-NS1

October 30, 2015

In this course, students will receive an overview of the law of distributed and utility-scale solar and wind energy on both private and federal lands.  Coverage will include state common law, state and federal regulations and statutes, and local ordinances. The focus will be on these laws as they apply to the consecutive stages of wind and solar development, including site selection (whether on rooftops, in solar gardens, or in large solar or wind farms), siting and permit approval, construction, transmission interconnection, and sale of electricity. The class will include skills exercises in addition to course readings, slide shows, and class discussions.


Professor DuVivier has taught at the law school level since 1990, and she has won the Sturm Faculty Excellence Award for “Best Professor,” as well as the Student Bar Association Faculty and Staff Achievement Award for “Mentorship.”  Her teaching approach favors more interactive exercises than lecture, so classes will include group simulations, problem solving, interactive quizzes, and policy discussions.    


The American Bar Association accreditation standards require students to regularly attend the courses in which they are registered. Lewis & Clark expects students to attend classes regularly and to prepare for classes conscientiously. Specific attendance requirements may vary from course to course. Any attendance guidelines for a given class must be provided to students in a syllabus or other written document at the start of the semester. Sanctions (e.g., required withdrawal from the course, grade adjustment, and/or a failing grade) will be imposed for poor attendance.

For more information:

Adjunct Professor: KK DuVivier
Credits:  1
Class Meets: Tuesday June 7 - Monday June 13
Time:  9:00am - 12:00pm
Room:  Smith
Exam:  Unscheduled Monday June 13, 9:00am
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