Centre For Post Graduate Legal Studies

LL.M. in Environmental Law, Energy & Climate Change

Why pursue an LL.M. in Environmental Law, Energy & Climate Change?

Environmental law is now an integral part of any project, initiatives and services, taken up by businesses, NGOs and governments across the world. It helps create regulatory structures for environmental management and helps manage, supress, control, and limit detrimental environmental impacts. The LL.M. programme covers subjects like Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change and will benefit law graduates who would like to develop specialised legal knowledge to tackle global challenges such as climate change and energy access. The energy component will include legal and technical aspects of the entire gamut, from the mining of raw materials to generation (in case of electricity), transmission and distribution. Legal professionals working in the area of environment will benefit from a specialised Masters Programme in Environmental Law in terms of enhancing their knowledge in the field and building their existing careers.

What makes our LL.M. in Environmental Law, Energy & Climate Change special?

As an advanced degree offered jointly by JGLS in collaboration with WWF, this non-residential LL.M. programme is designed to provide a thorough grounding in critical as well as emerging issues surrounding environmental and climate change. The specialisation integrates Indian with global perspectives on aspects of national and international environmental law, climate change and energy issues, and emphasizes on international, transnational and comparative  approach to study the subject. The intensive curriculum provides students an opportunity to study a number of carefully selected courses on contemporary topics in national and international environmental laws. Our teaching pedagogy ensures that students studying this specialization develop a range of skills and perspectives that are essential to succeed in a highly competitive professional and academic environment. Many of our courses will be taught by leading scholars and accomplished international and domestic practitioners. We ensure high faculty- student ratio and better interactive learning atmosphere

What will you study?

LL.M. in Environmental Law, Energy & Climate Change is a 28 credits programme. 24 credits comprise of three core courses (3 credits each), six specialized courses (2 credits each) and a dissertation (3 credits).  Students will also take a mandatory 4 credit Clinic Course offered jointly with King’s College London (KCL). 


1. Core/Compulsory Courses: 

  • Legal Research Methodology
  • Law and Justice in a Globalizing World
  • Comparative Public Law

2. Specialized Courses: 

  • Environmental Laws in National Context
  • International Environmental Law and Policy I
  • International Environmental Law and Policy II
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Energy Laws in International and National Context
  • Implementation of Conservation Laws in India: A Field Study

3. Dissertation 

The specialized courses mentioned above are merely indicative and may vary from year to year depending on the availability of faculty members and their research interests.  It may not be possible to offer every course listed above. 

Admissions Team

Prof. Anand Prakash Mishra
Director Law Admissions and Associate Professor of Legal Practice & Associate Dean (Admissions, Outreach & Institution Building)

 : apmishra@jgu.edu.in

Ms. Anitha Shibu, 
Assistant Manager – JGLS Admissions
: +91 8396907246

Mr. Vir Vikram 
Assistant Manager – JGLS Admissions
: vir.vikram@jgu.edu.in
: +91-741 9614 881