Center for Climate, Energy, Environment & Economics

Students on CE3 Trip

Engaging Students and Informing Policy Decision-Making

Carolina Law’s Center for Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics (CE3) creates opportunities for law students to develop a deep understanding of environmental, energy and climate law through research, coursework, externship opportunities, moot court competitions and scholarships. The center also works to inform public policy and private sector decision-making at the state and federal levels though nonpartisan, objective analysis. The center begins projects by engaging stakeholders in government, business and communities to identify pressing energy and environmental issues. CE3 then partners with students, Carolina Law faculty and center staff to provide analysis and identify innovative legal responses.


Founded as the Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation and Resources in 2008, CE3 expanded in 2016 to become the first environmental and energy law center in the country to engage the intersection of climate, energy, environment and economic development.