Energy Law: Regulating Energy Markets

This course examines in detail the regulatory regimes governing the sale and delivery of energy in American energy markets. Students will develop a working understanding of electricity and gas markets, how federal and state regulatory commissions regulate price and competition in those markets under the Federal Power Act, the Natural Gas Act, and analogous state laws. We will also address topical issues associated with the rapid technological and economic changes underway in the electricity and gas markets, including the effects of the rapid growth in renewable generation, disputes over the pricing and regulation of distributed energy resources (such as rooftop solar or demand response), the move toward increasing competition and market pricing, legal rules governing the siting of natural gas and electric transmission lines, rules governing the development of LNG terminals, and more. This class will be based in the Law School, but also open to students from the McCombs School, the Jackson School, and the LBJ School, and will mix traditional lecture and discussion with small group work in multidisciplinary teams. This is a companion course to (but not a prerequisite for) Energy Law: Regulating Energy Production.

Any student who earned credit for Energy Law in Fall 2016 or prior may not earn credit for Energy Law I or Energy Law II.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Wednesday 11:50 am - 1:05 pm TNH 2.138
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/10/18 1:30 pm A-Z
2.123

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable

Textbooks

  • Energy, Economics and the Environment: Cases and Materials - Eisen et al
      Foundation Press , edition: Fourth
      ISBN: 978-160930-307-5   (required)