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 the WWF and the JGLS, this 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-credit programme including core, foundational and elective courses. All students must complete the required credits in order to receive the LL.M. degree. As a compulsory requirement, LL.M. students need to write a dissertation of 10,000–12,000 words.

Legal Research MethodologyNational Environmental LawsField Study
Law and Justice in a Globalizing WorldClimate Change Governance 
Comparative Public Law and Systems of GovernanceRenewable Energy Development in India 
 Adaptation to Climate Change 
 Energy Laws and Policies 
 International Environmental Law 
Dissertation (3 credits)  

The electives mentioned above are merely indicative and may vary from year to year depending on the availability of faculty members, their research interests, and the number of students opting for an elective course. It may not be possible to offer every course listed above. With permission, it is possible to take up to  two modules external to your programme, as optional choices.

Admissions Team

Ms. Anitha Shibu,

Manager, CPGLS 

: ashibu@jgu.edu.in

: +91 8396907246

Prof. Anand Prakash Mishra,

Director, Admissions and Outreach

: apmishra@jgu.edu.in

: +91 8930110857

Ms. Anshu Gupta

Assistant Manager – JGLS Admissions


: +91 702 785 0363

Ms. Anugya Kumar

Associate – JGLS Admissions

: anugya@jgu.edu.in

: +91 893 030 0159