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Jacobs, Sharon Bogas Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Professor Jacobs' research focuses on issues at the intersection of energy, environmental and administrative law. She explores the behavior of agencies as strategic, quasi-independent governmental actors and the unorthodox techniques they use to achieve policy ends. Methodologically, Professor Jacobs' work investigates the use of unconventional regulatory strategies through case studies in energy and environmental law, where the combination of controversial subject matter, aging statutes, and rapid technological development often necessitates administrative experimentation. Ultimately, her scholarship seeks not only to describe and to evaluate unconventional regulation but to ask what implications these techniques have for institutional design, agency procedure, and doctrines of judicial review.


  • administrative law, energy law, environmental law


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courses taught

  • LAWS 6722 Energy Law and Regulation (Spring 2019)
  • LAWS 7202 Environmental Law (Spring 2019)
  • LAWS 5205 Legislation and Regulation (Fall 2018)
  • LAWS 7846 Independent Legal Research (Fall 2018)


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