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Advanced LLM in Energy Law - offered by the North Sea Energy Law Partnership

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The Universities of Groningen (the Netherlands), Oslo (Norway), Aberdeen (United Kingdom), and Copenhagen (Denmark), offer an advanced curriculum on energy law, from wellhead to burner tip. The two-year accredited joint degree programme is a Master of Laws (LLM), designed and structured specifically for legal professionals in the energy sector and runs between September 2025 and August 2027.

Due to a process of liberalisation, globalisation and climate change, the energy sector and its legal framework is constantly changing. These changes affect the energy industry and the relationship between producers, suppliers and customers. The number of players has increased and the legal relationships between all parties have become more complex. These developments require specialised knowledge of energy law. The Advanced LLM in Energy Law aims to address these changes and is designed to equip the participants to operate in this demanding environment.

The programme is divided into four two-week blocks – including site visits – and concentrates on the following developments, each with a broad, international and comparative perspective:

  • Liberalising and Regulating the Energy Market – Groningen
  • Climate Change and the Energy Transition – Copenhagen
  • Energy Security, Safety and Investment Protection – Aberdeen
  • Energy Trade law and Energy Contracting – Oslo

Leading experts in the field of energy law, both academics and practitioners, will provide the teaching sessions at the premises of one of the universities. The unique structure of the programme allows participants to join in while they are working full-time and it facilitates the establishment of close relationships with both fellow participants and lecturers during the intensive teaching periods.

Last modified:27 June 2024 2.35 p.m.