Online Energy Law: Electricity Regulation

 Taught by adjunct professors Irion Sanger and Jason Eisdorfer; lectures from Prof. Melissa Powers (fall 2022)
(3 credits) Law 336-OL

This course will be offered online. 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.

Students will be expected to view the class videos in the time frames allotted. The class will be evaluated based on class participation (through online discussion) and a final exam. The final exam will be unscheduled, meaning students can choose when to take it during the exam period.


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