Sharon Jacobs

Associate Professor of Law
John. H. Schultz Energy and Natural Resources Law Fellow

425 Wolf Law Building
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 414
Phone: (303) 735-6694
E-mail: Sharon.Jacobs@colorado.edu

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Bio:
Professor Sharon Jacobs is an Associate Professor and the John H. Schultz Energy and Natural Resources Law Fellow at Colorado Law School. She is also a board member of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment. She was previously a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and an associate in the energy and environmental regulatory groups at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C.

Professor Jacobs's research focuses on the impact of regulatory structure and process on policy outcomes in energy and environmental law at the federal and state levels. Recent projects include work on the separation of powers between energy agencies; the treatment of dissenting opinions in energy regulation; and methods of adapting existing legal constructs to new actors in electricity markets. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, and Iowa Law Review, among other publications. She teaches Environmental Law, Energy Law, Administrative Law, Legislation and Regulation, and related courses. Professor Jacobs is also one of the founding members of Energy Tradeoffs, a website that publishes scholarly treatments of the energy transition and fosters nuanced, constructive dialogue around that transition.

Professor Jacobs graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2009, where she was the Executive Articles Editor of the Harvard Law and Policy Review. Prior to attending law school, Professor Jacobs was a professional classical cellist. She holds a masters degree in Music Performance from the Juilliard School and a bachelor's degree in Music Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Courses:

Fall 2021 Legislation and Regulation LAWS 5205-801
Spring 2021 Energy Law and Regulation LAWS 6722-801
Spring 2021 Environmental Law LAWS 7202-801
Spring 2020 Energy Law and Regulation LAWS 6722-801
Fall 2019 Legislation and Regulation LAWS 5205-802
Fall 2019 Environmental Law LAWS 7202-801
Spring 2019 Energy Law and Regulation LAWS 6722-801
Spring 2019 Environmental Law LAWS 7202-801
Spring 2019 Environmental Law LAWS 7202-902
Fall 2018 Legislation and Regulation LAWS 5205-802
Fall 2017 Energy Law and Regulation LAWS 6722-001
Fall 2017 Administrative Law LAWS 7205-001
Spring 2017 Administrative Law LAWS 7205-001
Spring 2017 Seminar: Advanced Energy Law LAWS 8722-001
Fall 2016 Legislation and Regulation LAWS 5205-801
Spring 2016 Environmental Law LAWS 7202-001
Spring 2016 Seminar: Regulation and Innovation LAWS 8605-001
Spring 2015 Environmental Law LAWS 7202-001
Fall 2014 Energy Law and Regulation LAWS 6722-001