LLM EU Energy and Climate Law
LLM EU Energy and Climate law is designed to equip graduate students with a comprehensive set of skills and knowledge necessary to properly address the challenges of energy transition. This requires not only an in-depth analysis of EU energy and climate law, but also a 360-degree view on the economic, technological, political, as well as societal and philosophical background and implications of this process. The holistic approach of the program will provide students with a broad understanding of major issues shaping regulatory solutions of the EU energy and climate policy and ways of their implementation at the Member States level. Students will gain knowledge about well-balanced blend of issued related both to sustainability and functioning of the energy sector. This will give them a competitive edge in the job market and hopefully give them confidence to find new pathways of addressing the challenges of energy transition.
The main objective is to provide a top-notch program for graduate students who want to gain a solid understanding of issues related to the EU energy and climate policy in their daily work in law firms, the energy or sustainability sector, as well as international, EU or national authorities, allowing them to better address the profound challenges of energy transition.
Type of degree
Form of studies
Lectures will take place mostly on weekend basis. Most of the sessions will last two days - from Friday to Saturday afternoon. Academic activities held on Fridays will last until 8 p.m.
Registration for the academic year 2023/2024
Registration will start 6 June and will last up to 14 September.
Entry exam will take place 19 September.
In-person interviews will take place 20 September.
- Gives an in-depth insight into EU energy and climate law
- Approaches the topics of energy transition and climate change holistically, by discussing their technological, scientific, societal, political and economic aspects
- Provides a better understanding of how the energy sector functions and scientific basis of climate change
- Can be attended by an active professional – classes take place mainly on weekends (Fridays from 3 pm until 8 pm and Saturdays from 9 am until 4.15 pm)
- Focuses on practical and real-life aspects of relevant topics
Program structure includes following courses:
- EU Energy Law
- EU Climate Law
- Energy transformation
- International dimension of energy and climate politics
- Functioning of the energy market
- Functioning of the natural gas market
- Energy security
- Energy market liberalization and the application of EU competition in the energy sector
- Legal framework of the functioning of renewable energy sources
- Legal framework of investments process in the energy sector
- State Aid in the energy sector
- Nuclear Law
The LLM EU Energy and Climate Law program gathers distinct academics representing the University of Warsaw, other universities, as well as outstanding industry and government experts, who will share their in-depth knowledge and relevant experience:
Adam Szafrańskiacademic, University of Warsaw, former President of the Energy Regulatory Office
Christopher JonesA part-time professor at the Florence School of Regulation, former representative of the European Commission
Klaus-Dieter Borchardtacademic, former representative of the European Commission
Kim TalusProfessor of European Energy Law, UEF Law School Professor of Energy Law, University of Helsinki
Sirja-Leena Penttinenlegal advisor at the Finnish Energy Authority
Leszek Jesieńacademic and energy sector representative (Polish electricity Transmission System Operator)
Kamila Pronińskaacademic, University of Warsaw
Marcin Kamińskiacademic, University of Warsaw and energy sector representative
Michał Łęskiacademic and public authority representative (Ministry of Climate and Environment)
Maciej Sławińskiacademic, University of Szczecin
Zofia Roguskaacademic, University of Warsaw and climate sector representative
Robert Paprockienergy sector representative (Polish electricity Transmission System Operator)
Piotr Szlagowski-Budaczenergy sector representative (former director at the Polish Oil and Gas company)
Jakub Wiechacademic, University of Warsaw, journalist
Who can participate?
- Graduate students with at least a bachelor's degree, including international students
- Professionals and specialists who wish to gain holistic knowledge of the EU regulations in energy and climate policy, as well as the functioning of the energy sector, energy transition and key implications of climate change
Participants will gain a competitive edge and can be seen as the perfect candidates to work in:
- Energy enterprises
- Transmission or distribution system operators
- Specialized law firms
- International, European and national authorities
- Consulting regarding energy and sustainability issues