Sharon Jacobs

Associate Professor of Law

425 Wolf Law Building
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 414
Phone: (303) 735-6694

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Sharon Jacobs joined the University of Colorado Law School faculty in 2014 as an Associate Professor. 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. After graduation, Professor Jacobs practiced in the energy and environmental regulatory groups at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. She then spent two years as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.

Professor Jacobs's research focuses on the impact of regulatory structure and process on policy outcomes in energy and environmental law. Recent projects have focused on agency decisionmaking in the context of electricity regulation, greenhouse gas policy, and species preservation; agency strategies to "bypass" federalism limitations in the context of programs to encourage management of electricity demand (demand response); and methods of adapting existing legal constructs to new actors in electricity markets. She teaches Environmental Law, Energy Law, Administrative Law, Legislation and Regulation, and related courses.

Prior to attending law school, Professor Jacobs was a professional classical cellist.

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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 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