About This Class
This course will combine a practical approach to environmental law and advocacy, grounded in recent cases, with a functional overview of American environmental statutes, regulations, and common law. The primary statutes covered with include pollution control laws (the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, etc.), the ESA and MMPA, information-based laws (primarily NEPA) and land and resource management laws (NFMA, FLPMA, Magnusson-Stevens). The course will include occasional forays into relevant sciences and the interaction between science and environmental law. The goals of this course are a working familiarity with environmental law, a base for applying this law in environmental practice, and preparation for further studies in environmental law.Method of evaluation: Take-home exam.