Environmental Law and Policy

Details

Course Code:
LAW 2504
Units:
3
Grading:
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail

Description

(Formerly Law 603) Environmental law is critically important and endlessly fascinating. In this course, we will look at the major statutes and policies used, at both the federal and state levels, to protect humans and the environment against exposure to harmful substances, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Superfund, the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act, and laws designed to regulate toxic substances. This class will also examine the challenges of global air pollution, including climate change and ozone depletion. The class will look not only at the substance of these laws and policies, but also at enforcement challenges, alternative legal mechanisms for advancing environmental policies (such as voter initiatives and common-law actions), the role of market mechanisms in addressing environmental problems, and constitutional restrictions on environmental regulation. As part of the class, students will engage in a series of situational case studies designed to provide a better sense of the real-world issues faced by environmental lawyers and to teach students the skills and tactics needed to solve those issues. Elements used in grading: Attendance, Class Participation, Exam.

Future Offerings

2017-2018 Winter

Environmental Law and Policy LAW 2504 Section 01 Class #20406

  • 3 Units
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: In-class Final. Open to First-Year JD Students.

Exam:
    • Details to come
  • Tue Thu
  • Room: Law280A

Past Offerings

2016-2017 Spring

Environmental Law and Policy LAW 2504 Section 01 Class #32033

  • 3 Units

Notes: One-Day Take-Home Exam.

Exam:
    • One Day Take Home
    • Self Scheduled
  • Room: Library
  • @

2015-2016 Spring

Environmental Law and Policy LAW 603 Section 01 Class #15647

  • 3 Units

Notes: One-Day Take-Home Exam.

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