ADR6415http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1506ADR6415Environmental Dispute ResolutionSarah ReiterStudents will walk away from this course having honed the skills necessary to be effective negotiators and advocates in the environmental context. This course explores the range of processes used to resolve environmental disputes, paying particular attention to consensual processes such as negotiation and collaborative decision-making. It considers relevant policy and practical considerations in selecting the most effective method of resolving environmental disputes. Instruction is based on readings, simulations, discussions and exercises of the theory of dispute resolution, dispute system design, and environmental law. Students will learn to assess the means by which conflict management processes are designed and implemented. A major theme of this course will be to compare the advantages and disadvantages of adversarial and collaborative approaches in environmental conflicts. Students should be prepared to actively engage in each class session and in the simulations. Environmental Law is recommended but not required.3.00000000000000GP0|#ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d;L0|#0ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d|2016 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1506
ENV5115http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1507ENV5115Environmental LawFoy,KevinThis introductory course covers the history of environmental values and policies, including a discussion of economics and the environment, common law roots, approach to federalism, and environmental justice. It compares and contrasts the major environmental statutes, such as the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, and other federal statutes. It considers the goals and objectives of environmental laws, and the choices that are made both implicitly and explicitly in effecting the means of environmental protection. In addition, the course explores state roles in biodiversity protection and land use regulation. A thread throughout the course asks questions about how environmental justice issues have or have not been taken into account.3.00000000000000GP0|#ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d;L0|#0ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d|2016 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00am - 12:00pm1507
ENV5408http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1508ENV5408The Law of Animals in AgricultureVesilind,PamelaThis course will cover the evolution and regulation of animal agriculture in America, contrasted with farmed animal welfare policies in other developed nations. Material will include the laws related to the breeding, raising, feeding, transporting, and slaughtering of land and marine animals used for food, particularly as related to their welfare. The class will evaluate the long term sustainability of CAFO food production specifically and animal food production generally. Finally, students will explore the likely pressures from increased international trade in agricultural products. Although this course material will touch on multiple related disciplines, including food safety law, agricultural law, labor law, environmental law, and business regulations law, the focus of this course will be on the laws and market pressures affecting the conditions of farmed animals while they are still alive.3.00000000000000GP0|#ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d;L0|#0ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d|2016 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMay 31 - June 2, 8:00AM-12:00PM; June 3, 8:00AM-5:00PM; June 6-9, 8:00AM - 12:00PM1508
ENV5423http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1509ENV5423Ocean and Coastal LawBaur,DonLong neglected by lawmakers despite its essential ecological functions, the marine environment has increasingly been the focal point of conservation and natural resource management efforts. As a foundation for studying the laws that govern the marine environment, the course considers the natural components of estuarine, coastal, and marine ecosystems and the current conservation issues confronting them. We will review domestic and international laws and treaties relating to coastal management, pollution, protected areas, endangered species, fisheries, marine mammals, wetlands, marine spatial planning, and offshore energy resources, and examine alternative approaches to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. The course considers the effectiveness of these legal regimes in providing rational and comprehensive management and protection of marine resources in the face of emerging threats from climate change, crashing fish stocks, and energy shortages, focusing on current events such as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the International Whaling Commission debate over commercial whaling, and climate change threats to the Arctic.3.00000000000000GP0|#ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d;L0|#0ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d|2016 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00am - 12:00pmEichenberg,TimSutton,Mike1509
WRI7380.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1510WRI7380.AAdvanced Environmental Legal ResearchRyan,Christine20.0000000000000This seminar provides in-depth exposure to the most useful, efficient strategies and resources for environmental law research, including highly specialized information databases, advanced administrative law research, legislative history, and environmental news/ updating services. The course goes well beyond the basics taught in introductory legal research classes and is designed to prepare students to research all types of environmental legal materials for use while in law school as well as in practice. Students will be evaluated on the quality of a research project focused on an environmental issue of their choosing, as well as class participation. This is a limited enrollment course.1.00000000000000GP0|#ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d;L0|#0ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d|2016 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMay 31 - June 3, 1:00PM - 3:00PM; June 6, 8, 13, and 15, 1:00PM - 2:00PM1510
ENV5220.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1511ENV5220.AEnvironmental Economics and MarketsChen,JamesThe course introduces students to the discipline of environmental economics and exposes them to debates over the use of market-based instruments in environmental, energy, and climate policy. It also introduces students to basic economics and finance concepts, examines key principles about market behavior and efficiency, and applies these basic elements and concepts to common environmental problems and actual case studies.3.00000000000000GP0|#ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d;L0|#0ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d|2016 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00pm - 4:00pm1511
ENV___http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1512ENV___Environmental Injustices in the U.S.Hill,Barry30.0000000000000The environmental justice movement is aimed at avoiding, minimizing, or mitigating disproportionately adverse human health and environmental impacts, including social and economic impacts, on minority and/or low-income communities, and for those communities to be engaged meaningfully in environmental decision-making processes. This course examines this environmental and public health problem. It analyzes, among other things, the complex mixture of environmental laws, as well as civil rights legal theories adopted in environmental justice litigation, including toxic tort litigation; litigation involving the relationship of zoning and land use planning decisions to instances of environmental injustice; litigation involving the siting of elementary and middle schools on former hazardous waste landfills in California and Rhode Island; and the major changes to EPA’s Title VI administrative complaint, investigation, and resolution processes to address environmental justice concerns. It explores how environmental justice concerns are framed and addressed/resolved through acts of civil disobedience; federal, state and local government initiatives; litigation; collaborative problem-solving; and alternative dispute resolution. This course examines the quest for environmental justice by citizens in Louisiana for a human right to a clean and healthy environment in an international human rights forum, as well as in supreme courts in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) cases in Pennsylvania and New York because of a human right to clear air, water, and land in state constitutions. This course examines the extrinsic link between environmental justice and sustainable development, and how the EPA, the ABA, and NGOs have been engaged in a number of initiatives to secure sustainable communities in the U.S.3.00000000000000GP0|#ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d;L0|#0ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d|2016 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1512
ENV___http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1513ENV___Three Essentials of the Electric Grid - Module A: Business EssentialsJones,Kevin​This course sets out, in three linked modules, the fundamental knowledge that professionals should have for working in the closely intertwined fields of energy and the environment. Students may take one, two, or three modules for one credit each. MODULE A: BUSINESS ESSENTIALS This module will explore the current national policy on transition to a smart electric grid with a primary focus on how this transformation can help lead to global environmental improvement. The course will explore how a smart electric grid can supercharge energy efficiency, expand demand response, integrate electric vehicles, and foster distributed energy technologies. The course will include an introduction of the means for environmental improvement, an interactive discussion of policy options and choices, and case study examples.1.00000000000000GP0|#ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d;L0|#0ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d|2016 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMay 31 - June 3, 1:00PM - 4:00PM1513
ENV___http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1515ENV___Three Essentials of the Electric Grid - Module C: Legal EssentialsWeissman,StevenThis course explores the expanding field of renewable energy development. It reviews local, state, and federal laws and policies that promote (and impede) such sources. Aside from the environmental and climate implications, there is nothing less at stake in the push for renewable energy than the very nature of our existing energy institutions. This course offers a brief look at various alternative mechanisms for delivering energy services including emerging models for relying on distributed generation.1.00000000000000GP0|#ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d;L0|#0ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d|2016 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJune 6 - 8, 1:00PM - 4:00PM and June 9, 9:00AM - 12:00PM1515
ENV___http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1516ENV___Three Essentials of the Electric Grid - Module B: Engineering EssentialsDunn,TomThe engineering realities of energy infrastructure systems can greatly constrain the choices that lawyers and policy analysts might otherwise make. This module will cover the engineering fundamentals inherent in electric power grids and will explain how these engineering realities affect market and regulatory choices. 1.00000000000000GP0|#ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d;L0|#0ad33ae6c-b2cb-45fb-bc82-74a589cfc65d|2016 Summer - Term 1;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJune 6 - 9, 1:00PM - 4:00PMRoot,Chris1516
ENV5500.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1517ENV5500.AEnvironmental Aspects of Business TransactionsMcHenry,ThomasClimate change and other global threats are increasingly illustrating the limits of our existing environmental laws to stem degradation. This course posits that environmental declines will continue until we address a fundamental assumption underlying our legal system: that humans are separate from the natural world and may treat it as property to be exploited, rather than as a connected ecological partner. The course will critically examine the sources of this assumption and its impacts on preventing us from achieving a healthy, thriving planet. It will then describe legal, economic, and other governance systems that recognize the inherent rights of the natural world to exist, thrive, and evolve, and it will discuss how such systems can be implemented to advance lasting sustainability. Specific applications will be highlighted, debated, and practiced.​2.00000000000000GP0|#54c78e9d-62b4-4b16-b010-879e2819a161;L0|#054c78e9d-62b4-4b16-b010-879e2819a161|2016 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1517
ENV5472.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1518ENV5472.ALaw of Ecosystem ManagementRuhl,JBThe concept of ecosystem management is sweeping through federal and state resource agencies, altering their orientation toward resource use and conservation issues, but what is the law of ecosystem management? This course explores that question beginning with an introduction to the concept of ecosystem management––its history, principles, and current state of play in concrete policy settings. The course then explores laws and regulations relating to the six types of ecosystems often described in ecosystem management literature––forests, grasslands, freshwater, coastal and marine, fragile (e.g., deserts, alpine), and human dominated (e.g., agricultural, urban, recreational). Perspectives of agencies, resource users, environmental groups, and other interest groups will be explored in the discussion of problems the instructor has developed to capstone each unit.​2.00000000000000GP0|#54c78e9d-62b4-4b16-b010-879e2819a161;L0|#054c78e9d-62b4-4b16-b010-879e2819a161|2016 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PMSalzman,James1518
ENV5385.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1519ENV5385.AGlobal Food SecurityLambek,NadiaThis course will examine how law shapes global food systems and their ongoing transformations, with a particular focus on the landscape of global hunger. The objective of the course is to understand the causes of hunger and malnutrition; how governments and international institutions have sought to combat hunger and malnutrition; why they have so dramatically failed; and how law and governance are relevant to what can be done about this. We will begin by addressing how "food security" and "hunger" are defined and measured for policy-making purposes – and how food systems are governed, including exploring the reform of the Committee on World Food Security, as well as national framework laws, the role of courts and constitutional protection. We will then explore the impact of international trade, investment in agriculture, transnational corporations in the agrifood sector, and intellectual property rights in agriculture on global food security. We will also examine the threat of climate change to food security and the debate on the shift to sustainable agriculture. Finally, we will address some of the dominant alternative models of food system governance (the right to food, the right to food sovereignty, the rights of the peasant etc.) and the growing social movements and civil society organizations that demand them. 2.00000000000000GP0|#54c78e9d-62b4-4b16-b010-879e2819a161;L0|#054c78e9d-62b4-4b16-b010-879e2819a161|2016 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1519
ENV___http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1520ENV___End Use Energy EfficiencyJohnstone,ScottThis course describes the reasons for, techniques of, and results from, energy efficiency measures in leading programs around the United States. In exploring how leaders maximize energy efficiency results from the home and business to the grid, the course will explore the systems, policy, and legal basis that legitimize energy efficiency as an energy resource and assure societal trust in the outcomes.2.00000000000000GP0|#54c78e9d-62b4-4b16-b010-879e2819a161;L0|#054c78e9d-62b4-4b16-b010-879e2819a161|2016 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1520
ENV5430.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1521ENV5430.AEcologyPoleman,Walter30.0000000000000Explores the principles of ecology using an interdisciplinary approach and field-based work. Course work stresses the inventorying of biotic and physical components of a landscape, examining how these components are distributed, and determining what forces drive these patterns. Topics include interpreting the natural and cultural histories of a landscape, biodiversity conservation, and the scientific method, among others.3.00000000000000GP0|#54c78e9d-62b4-4b16-b010-879e2819a161;L0|#054c78e9d-62b4-4b16-b010-879e2819a161|2016 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMondays & Wednesdays, 9:00AM - 12:00PM and Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00AM - 4:00PMLautzenheiser,Tom1521
ADR6413.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1522ADR6413.AMediation AdvocacyCostantino,CathyThis intensive seminar will meet for three consecutive days over one weekend. Given the abbreviated format of the seminar, attendance at all class sessions is mandatory. The seminar will specifically be focused on Mediation Advocacy, not Mediation. Students will be introduced (through lecture, the text, and class discussions) to the theory, principles and concepts of how to be an effective advocate in the mediation process. More importantly, students will be given multiple opportunities to practice mediation advocacy skills through a variety of hands-on simulations and group exercises. Students will receive feedback from three sources: self, peers and the professor. Topics to be overed include: the Mediation Process, Designing a Mediation and Selecting a Mediator, Preparing the Client and the Case, Opening Statements, Joint Sessions and Individual Caucuses, Developing and Narrowing Options, Using the Mediator Strategically, Impasse and Closure, Ethical Issues, the Law of Mediation and Public Policy Issues. Students will be graded on a 5-page written journal entry analyzing a cyber-mediation simulation conducted after the weekend class, a 10-page written mediation advocacy plan on a topic of their choice, and class participation.2.00000000000000GP0|#54c78e9d-62b4-4b16-b010-879e2819a161;L0|#054c78e9d-62b4-4b16-b010-879e2819a161|2016 Summer - Term 2;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJune 24, 12:45PM - 6:30PM and June 25 - 26, 8:30AM - 6:30PM1522
ENV5474.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1523ENV5474.ALand Conservation LawJay,JessicaIncreasingly important in our efforts to preserve ecological diversity, historic places, working lands, scenic viewsheds, open space, and public uses of land are conservation tools and processes such as donation of conservation easements, purchase of sensitive lands, and private/public partnerships for land conservation. Students will research and review the swiftly developing body of law and legal issues accompanying the use of conservation easements, and will gain an understanding of both the legal and practical dimensions of land conservation transactions involving conservation easements. In addition, students will actively be engaged in a progressive conservation transaction, beginning with early negotiations, drafting, and financial analysis, and proceeding along a spectrum to donation, modification, and enforcement of terms of a conservation easement. Each student will be responsible for role playing exercises throughout the conservation transaction process and will assess various financial scenarios, identify and resolve disputes related to the conservation transaction, and negotiate and draft a conservation easement.2.00000000000000GP0|#2ad48e4d-24bd-4c5d-a4d6-0646127c8505;L0|#02ad48e4d-24bd-4c5d-a4d6-0646127c8505|2016 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1523
ENV5540.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1524ENV5540.APublic Health Implications of U.S. Agriculture and Food PolicyEubanks,WilliamIt is often argued that individual food choice is the ultimate exercise of personal responsibility in our society. But what if that conventional wisdom was challenged, instead recognizing that a complex web of agricultural and food laws substantially influences what ends up on our plates and ultimately affects the health of individuals and communities? These policies, and the regulatory mechanisms supporting them, play a vital role in determining health outcomes for our nation, and accordingly will be explored in depth in this course. In the context of these policies, the course will cover diverse public health issues including Farm Bill and other federal nutrition assistance programs, food access, obesity and malnutrition, food safety and foodborne diseases, genetically engineered foods, organic and other certification schemes, and the debate about food systems and sustainability.2.00000000000000GP0|#2ad48e4d-24bd-4c5d-a4d6-0646127c8505;L0|#02ad48e4d-24bd-4c5d-a4d6-0646127c8505|2016 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1524
INT7446.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1525INT7446.AInternational Trade and the EnvironmentWirth,DavidThis course is an up-to-the-minute, in-depth treatment of the intersection and frequent clash between two areas of policy and law, both of which are intended to promote human welfare and sustainable development: trade liberalization and environmental protection. The course will address cutting-edge questions in the field, including (1) protection of natural resources through unilateral trade-based measures; (2) the legality of multilateral environmental agreements employing trade measures; (3) utilization of science-based trade tests; and (4) environmental impacts of foreign investment liberalization. The course will analyze all the major junctures in the evolution of this area of the law, including the tuna/dolphin, shrimp/turtle, asbestos, beef hormone, and biotech cases. Students will be exposed to the major international trade agreements and institutions, such as GATT, NAFTA, the World Trade Organization, and the newly-concluded TransPacific Partnership. The course will include a simulated negotiation of a multilateral environmental agreement regulating trade in pesticides and chemicals. No prior familiarity with international law, trade law, or environmental law is necessary or assumed.2.00000000000000GP0|#2ad48e4d-24bd-4c5d-a4d6-0646127c8505;L0|#02ad48e4d-24bd-4c5d-a4d6-0646127c8505|2016 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1525
ENV___http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1526ENV___Renewable Energy Project Finance and DevelopmentBerger,GlennThis course will provide an in-depth look at the legal and regulatory issues associated with the development and project financing of renewable energy projects such as wind, hydro, solar, and ecothermal. The course will explain the various ownership structures that are used for developing an energy project, such as LLC arrangements and partnership agreements. The course will examine in depth the basic terms and conditions of the contracts that are necessary for a successful project financing, such as power purchase agreements, engineering contracts, fuel supply arrangements, and operation and maintenance agreements. The course will also cover the basic financing agreements that are part of an energy project financing such as credit agreements and equity arrangements. The course will explain the federal and state regulatory issues that need to be addressed during a project financing, including providing an overview of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, the Federal Power Act, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. In addition, the course will examine federal and state incentives for the development of renewable power projects such as renewable portfolio standards, renewable energy credits and production tax credits. The course will include a final written exam.2.00000000000000GP0|#2ad48e4d-24bd-4c5d-a4d6-0646127c8505;L0|#02ad48e4d-24bd-4c5d-a4d6-0646127c8505|2016 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1526
ENV5521.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1527ENV5521.AEarth LawSheehan,LindaClimate change and other global threats are increasingly illustrating the limits of our existing environmental laws to stem degradation. This course posits that environmental declines will continue until we address a fundamental assumption underlying our legal system: that humans are separate from the natural world and may treat it as property to be exploited, rather than as a connected ecological partner. The course will critically examine the sources of this assumption and its impacts on preventing us from achieving a healthy, thriving planet. It will then describe legal, economic, and other governance systems that recognize the inherent rights of the natural world to exist, thrive, and evolve, and it will discuss how such systems can be implemented to advance lasting sustainability. Specific applications will be highlighted, debated, and practiced.​2.00000000000000GP0|#2ad48e4d-24bd-4c5d-a4d6-0646127c8505;L0|#02ad48e4d-24bd-4c5d-a4d6-0646127c8505|2016 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1527
ENV5564.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1528ENV5564.APeace, War, and the EnvironmentMacKenzie,Catherine​This course explores environmental protection during armed conflict and analyzes the role of environmental management in peacekeeping and state reconstruction. It considers current challenges in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and discusses how environmental obligations may be incorporated into the laws of new states.2.00000000000000GP0|#2ad48e4d-24bd-4c5d-a4d6-0646127c8505;L0|#02ad48e4d-24bd-4c5d-a4d6-0646127c8505|2016 Summer - Term 3;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1528
ENV5406.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1529ENV5406.AAnimal Rights JurisprudenceWise,StevenNonhuman animals presently have no legal rights. We will discuss what legal rights are, what are the sources and characteristics of fundamental rights, why nonhuman animals are presently denied them, why all humans are presently entitled to them, whether they should be available for nonhumans under the common law, or otherwise, and if they should, which legal rights should nonhuman animals have, and why, which animals should have them, and why, and what strategies are available for obtaining them.2.00000000000000GP0|#fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353;L0|#0fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353|2016 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1529
ENV5561.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1530ENV5561.AEnvironmental Enforcement and ComplianceHill,Randolph​​This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of enforcement of the federal pollution control laws. We will first discuss the basic regulatory structure of the pollution control laws and the administrative, civil, judicial, and criminal enforcement tools available to federal and state regulators to ensure compliance with those laws. We will then delve into the practice of civil enforcement, including methods for investigating and establishing potential violations, selection of the appropriate enforcement response, calculation of penalties, use of supplemental environmental projects or other innovative remedies, and practical issues arising in citizen suit enforcement. We will also discuss key issues related to criminal enforcement, including establishment of the elements of the offense and considerations of mental state requirements and the burden of proof. Finally, we will discuss alternatives to traditional command-and-control regulation and enforcement for gaining compliance with environmental standards.2.00000000000000GP0|#fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353;L0|#0fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353|2016 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1530
INT7450.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1531INT7450.AInternational Investment Arbitration and the EnvironmentOrellana,Marcos​​This course will examine a cutting-edge area of environmental advocacy. Under the umbrella of sustainable development, the course brings together the points of contact between three areas of international law, namely investment, human rights, and the environment, which together form one of the most dynamic areas of international environmental advocacy today. The course will explore how the various treaties underlying these three regimes relate to one another, with a particular emphasis on dispute settlement. In this context, the seminar will examine conflict of norms and hierarchy issues, as well as interpretative tools to prevent or minimize conflict. Besides these theoretical inquiries, the course will cover particular themes where human rights, environmental, and investment law interact, such as: the right to health, the right to water and sanitation, due process and denial of justice, property rights and expropriation, and stabilization clauses and positive human rights obligations. The course will place special emphasis on bilateral investment treaty negotiations, as well as on international investment arbitrations involving health, safety and environmental measures.2.00000000000000GP0|#fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353;L0|#0fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353|2016 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PM1531
ENV5410.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1532ENV5410.AThe Modern Farm BillAdamo,Chris​The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the breadth of policies and legal authorities included in the Farm Bill that Congress re-evaluates every 5 years. While a good deal of time will be spent on farm safety nets, conservation, and nutrition policies, this course will demonstrate the depth that a modern farm bill reaches with impacts on private working lands and consumers. International trade, clean energy, forestry, rural development, and overall food policies will be reviewed. One goal will be to leave students with the insight that a farm bill is much more than just farm subsidies and low-income nutrition support. The political forces that come together will be evident throughout these discussions.​2.00000000000000GP0|#fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353;L0|#0fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353|2016 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b9:00AM - 12:00PMCoppess,Jonathan1532
INT7440.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1533INT7440.AComparative U.S.-China Environmental LawPercival,Robert​This course examines how China and the United States––the two countries with the greatest impacts on the planet’s environment––are using law to respond to environmental challenges. After an introduction to the history and structure of environmental law, the course compares approaches to regulation used in China with those employed by the U.S. The course compares and contrasts the policies of the two countries concerning environmental impact assessment, air and water pollution control, management of hazardous waste and remediation of contaminated sites, regulation of chemical products, environmental enforcement, energy policy and climate change, and transparency initiatives to improve corporate environmental performance.​2.00000000000000GP0|#fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353;L0|#0fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353|2016 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1533
INT7441.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1534INT7441.AChina Field StudyPercival,RobertComparative U.S.-China Environmental Law​Following completion of the Comparative U.S.-China Environmental Law course, students may participate in an additional field trip to China. This trip will enable students to experience directly environmental conditions in China and to meet leading Chinese environmental scholars and activists.1.00000000000000GP0|#fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353;L0|#0fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353|2016 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bOffsite1534
ENV5405.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1535ENV5405.AEcosystem Conservation StrategiesTabas,PhilipThis course will focus on gaining an understanding of current approaches to landscape scale conservation projects. The course will review conservation theory and examine specific conservation implementation actions. Case studies will draw conclusions for lawyers and practitioners. The course will involve lectures, class discussion and a research project. Materials will draw on actual projects involving The Nature Conservancy as well as projects from other conservation organizations.2.00000000000000GP0|#fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353;L0|#0fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353|2016 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1535
ENV5468.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1536ENV5468.AOil and Gas Production and the EnvironmentWeaver,Jacqueline​This course will provide students with an understanding of the future of petroleum as a resource, the framework of conservation law and property law used to produce and regulate oil and gas, and the externalities of production. The course reviews the nature of the oil and gas lease used in the U.S. on private lands and on public lands, including federal offshore leases. The course will look at how best practices, sustainable development, and social issues, including human rights, are treated in the domestic and international law affecting oil and gas production. Additional topics include the role of FERC in regulating gas markets and pipelines and selected issues in shale oil and gas development in the U.S.2.00000000000000GP0|#fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353;L0|#0fcc833f5-9f0b-4143-9639-fbf0663c4353|2016 Summer - Term 4;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1:00PM - 4:00PM1536