Term 1

 

 

REQ7186.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1727REQ7186.ARegulation and Legislation, SurveyThis course will provide students an introduction to the legislative process, regulatory agencies, and agency law-making. Students will learn to navigate modern U.S. government institutions and processes, with a particular emphasis on the legislative process and the administrative state. Key topics include the structure and animating principles of the U.S. system of government, the relationship between the federal government and the States, the legislative law-making process, the nature and scope of administrative agency authority, the diverse modes of agency law-making and other decision-making, and the procedures and standards governing court review of legislative measures and agency actinGP0|#7982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e;L0|#07982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e|Spring 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJanuary 10, 2017 – March 1, 20171727
ENV9606.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1736ENV9606.ALLM Graduate SeminarGP0|#7982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e;L0|#07982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e|Spring 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJanuary 10, 2017 – March 1, 20171736
ENV5411.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1734ENV5411.AFederal Regulation of Food and AgricultureThis course provides an overview of the U.S. Farm Bill and other federal laws that impact growing policy, animal husbandry, and food production. Students will examine federal farm and agriculture law with specific emphasis on the Farm Bill and its myriad of agriculture, nutrition and environmental programs. This course will explore the ways in which the Farm Bill, the single largest funding source for everything from childhood nutrition to land trust acquisition, impacts everything from U.S. international policy stances to the availability of local food resources. Students will also examine the Food and Drug Administration’s role in managing food and agricultural concerns in the United States.<br> <strong>Approved for Master’s credit only.</strong>GP0|#7982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e;L0|#07982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e|Spring 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJanuary 10, 2017 – March 1, 20171734
ENV5344.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1730ENV5344.AAlternative Fuels and Renewable EnergyOur world is fundamentally dependent on energy flows, yet the fuels and sources that have sustained us for the last century all seem to be showing tight limits or tragic flaws. This course explores the emerging field of renewable and alternative energy supplies. It reviews local, state, and federal laws and policies that promote (and impede) such sources, and considers emerging distributed generation models. Turning to technology-specific evaluations, it surveys the range of emerging technologies and looks in depth into some specific models of high potential or value, concluding with consideration of proposed strategies for reducing greenhouse gases.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#7982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e;L0|#07982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e|Spring 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJanuary 10, 2017 – March 1, 20171730
ENV5226.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1729ENV5226.AEnergy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained WorldThe energy industry is both a key to the life that billions seek and America's most significant source of pollution. Environmental problems are the energy industry's most important constraint. This course examines key issues in American energy policy, and searches for ways to resolve or ease the strains, which that policy puts upon environmental sustainability. We will review fundamental facts about our energy demands and sample regulatory orders and legal writings that address many of those elements from the perspective of a legal review. Background readings will include ethical issues of social justice in siting projects and meeting-- or limiting--energy demand, the statutory schemes underlying traditional regulation, and an introduction to wholesale electric markets.<br> <strong>This course is approved for JD Credit.</strong> GP0|#7982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e;L0|#07982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e|Spring 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJanuary 10, 2017 – March 1, 20171729
ENV5220.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1735ENV5220.AEnvironmental Economics and MarketsThe 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.​<br> <strong>Approved for Master’s credit only.</strong>GP0|#7982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e;L0|#07982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e|Spring 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJanuary 10, 2017 – March 1, 20171735
ENV5214.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1732ENV5214.AClimate Change MitigationThe heat is on, in the courts as well as the biosphere. Seeking to prod faster governmental response to the growing menace of climate change, advocates are turning to a variety of different legal, advocacy, and technological methods to reduce carbon and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere and reduce the overall impact of climate change on the planet. Climate litigation has brought together an intriguing coalition of states, environmentalists, and "green" economic interests. Emboldened by the landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Massachusetts v. EPA, federal courts across the country have handed down a number of important decisions with more to come. Using these decisions and new found powers of the federal and state government, as well as increased technological experimentation, students will consider whether climate change can be mitigated, whether geoengineering and geoforming practices can make a difference, or whether the tide has turned.<br> <strong>This course is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#7982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e;L0|#07982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e|Spring 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJanuary 10, 2017 – March 1, 20171732
ENV5212.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1731ENV5212.AClimate Change and the LawClimate change is the most profound social and environmental issue of the 21st century. This course will integrate the emerging science and law of climate change along with economic and intergenerational equity aspects of the problem. We will consider how existing federal laws such as the Clean Air Act and NEPA may be used to address climate change as well as how new more comprehensive laws may be fashioned. Different policy instruments will be considered including carbon taxes and emissions trading. State and regional approaches will be considered along with questions of federalism and preemption. Both supply-side and demand-side energy options will be evaluated, along with the transportation and land use sectors. Measures to reduce tropical deforestation and wetland loss will be included. Corporate responsibility, risk disclosures, and the role of socially responsible institutional investors will be examined. The development of new international agreements in a "post-Kyoto" world will be reviewed.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#7982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e;L0|#07982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e|Spring 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJanuary 10, 2017 – March 1, 20171731
ENV5112.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1728ENV5112.AScience for Environmental LawEcology is an integrative science that can provide insight into many contemporary environmental problems. This course will explore the principles of ecology using a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach. Course work stresses the inventorying of biotic and physical components of a landscape (pieces), examining how these pieces are distributed (patterns), and determining what forces drive these patterns (processes). Topics will include interpreting the natural and cultural histories of a landscape, biodiversity conservation, and the scientific method, among others. This course requires minimal previous scientific understanding.<br> <strong>Approved for Master's credit only.</strong>GP0|#7982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e;L0|#07982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e|Spring 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJanuary 10, 2017 – March 1, 20171728
ENV5105.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1733ENV5105.AAdministrative LawGP0|#7982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e;L0|#07982f3a2-6a31-4c8f-b810-6f5c8797146e|Spring 2017 - 1 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bJanuary 10, 2017 – March 1, 20171733

 Term 2

 

 

ENV5336.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1743ENV5336.AClimate Change ExtinctionGP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171743
ENV5108.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1744ENV5108.AIntroduction to Law and Policy of Agriculture, Food and the EnvironmentGP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171744
ENV5115.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1737ENV5115.AEnvironmental LawThis course is an introduction to the law of pollution control, management of hazardous materials, and preservation of natural resources, with a particular emphasis on major federal environmental statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Superfund. The contrasting regulatory mechanisms in the different statutes, with consideration given to the economic and ethical assumptions underlying the different approaches, and the resolution of environmental problems through private litigation, federal regulation, economic incentive systems, and judicial review of administrative decisions are examined.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 - April 26, 20171737
ENV5469.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1741ENV5469.AOil and Gas DevelopmentThis course reviews oil and gas regulation, both up and down stream, in the United States and around the world. With an eye toward the hot issue of the day – Fracking, the proposed natural gas pipeline through, Middle East oil reserves and trade, and so forth – this course gives students a clearer understanding of the legal regime that makes the oil and gas exploration, extraction, refining, distribution and sale markets work around the world.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171741
ENV5235.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1738ENV5235.ANatural Resources LawOne third of the nation's land base belongs to the American public and is managed by the United States Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior. The federal lands provide significant wildlife habitat and clean water, and are important sources of timber, forage, and energy. They also offer opportunities for recreation. Through this course students will examine the statutes and regulations governing the management of the federal lands and their resources. Students will consider the historical, political, and ecological influences on the law and management of these resources. They will also be introduced to the agencies with jurisdiction over the components of the federal estate.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171738
ENV5122.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1740ENV5122.ACommunications, Advocacy and LeadershipA successful environmental professional should possess the ability to advocate, counsel, investigate, persuade, research, and educate. This course will develop those skills through various writing and oral advocacy projects. In addition to other writing projects, students will compose a Freedom of Information Act request, draft a public comment letter, write a grant proposal letter of inquiry, and create an environmental communication campaign. Different skills will be emphasized through the exploration of these diverse types of writing. The class will focus extensively on the craft of writing well.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.<br> This class is not available to LLM students.</strong>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171740
ADR6415.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1739ADR6415.AEnvironmental Dispute ResolutionThis course explores the characteristics of environmental disputes, examines alternative dispute resolution processes (including mediation, arbitration, negotiated rulemaking, and facilitation), and assesses relevant policy and practical considerations in selecting the most effective method of resolving environmental disputes. A major theme of this course will be to compare the advantages and disadvantages of adversarial and collaborative approaches in environmental conflicts, including ones involving environmental regulation and compliance, remediation of contaminated property, land use, and climate change. This course will use simulations to explore a range of dispute resolution processes and the role of impartial third parties and lawyers in these processes. The instructor will use numerous case studies and students should be prepared to actively engage in each class session.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171739
ENV5228.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1742ENV5228.AEnergy Regulation and the EnvironmentThis course builds on the course Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World. The course exposes students to the legal, economic, and structural issues involved in both energy regulation and energy markets, focusing on electricity. The course examines the evolution, theory, and techniques of the monopoly regulation. Students learn how utilities are regulated. We examine rate setting, rate design and regulatory alternatives to traditional rates such as performance-based rates. The course then examines evolving competitive, market-based alternatives. The course exposes students to the latest approaches to managing the electric grid, to renewable energy strategies and procurement, energy efficiency, demand side management, and green markets.<br> <strong>This class is approved for JD Credit.</strong>GP0|#b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1;L0|#0b16a266d-5523-45f4-ba5e-107387892ea1|Spring 2017 - 2 DL;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bMarch 7, 2017 – April 26, 20171742