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Energy and Climate Change Law Institute

Opportunities for Students

The Lord Browne Essay Prize

Lord Browne

The Lord Browne Energy & Climate Change Law Essay Prize is awarded for the best three energy dissertations submitted each year and aims to celebrate our academic excellence and innovative thinking.

The prize bears the name of our first Energy & Climate Change Law Annual Lecturer, the distinguished businessman, engineer and scientist, Lord Browne, who has kindly lent his name and support to the Prize.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Lord Browne Essay Prize for 2021/22.

  • First Prize: Angela Mutsotso
  • Second Prize: Batuhan Betin
  • Third Prize: Caroline Moore 


The Institute coordinates internships for our students. Depending on the operating environment, internships are usually undertaken towards the end of the academic year and range from short to longer term.

The Energy & Climate Change Law itself takes 2-4 interns each year to assist the Institute with its work including organising events, conducting research and writing articles.


CCLS has a mentoring scheme under which leading practitioners based in London, such as judges, partners and senior assistants in law firms and senior in-house counsel, provide one to one guidance to designated students. The mentor is a source of guidance and advice on all manner of professional matters, including career decisions. The mentoring scheme provides a unique opportunity for our students to tap into the knowledge and experience available in the London legal scene and to network. Great effort is made to link mentees with mentors who are appropriate to the relevant student. The pool of mentees is well served with mentors from the energy sector.

Teaching and learning

The Institute is dedicated to preparing our students for the future and their future careers. We actively seek to provide our students with the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Institute including research, supporting teaching assistants, writing articles and preparing students for roles in academia and the energy sector. 

A teaching assistant position at the ELI offers an ideal balance between learning and teaching. Tutorials are well suited for class participation and delving deeper into course material while preparing the assistant for a future academic role. Students also learn how to structure essays and present their arguments coherently. These sessions provide valuable for feedback on (and improvement of) course design, material, and delivery. The practice as a teaching and research assistant was instrumental in preparing me to convene a module.
— Tedd Moya Moses, LLM Class 2015-16 and Teaching Assistant of Energy Law 2017-18

Student Newsletter

Each year our students publish a newsletter. The students choose the subjects to write about and appoint the Guest Editor. In 2021, a group of students monitored and wrote about their reactions to COP 26 [PDF 881KB].

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