International Environmental Law and Policy
About This Class
This course provides an introduction to the structure and basic principles of international environmental law (IEL) and to IEL's place in international and domestic legal systems. Specific topics include global warming, stratospheric ozone depletion, transboundary pollution, the law of the sea, and development and environment. The course evaluates the effectiveness of different IEL regimes, the role of international and non-governmental organizations in shaping IEL; the interrelationship between international legal process and domestic law; and the negotiation, conclusion, and implementation of international environmental agreements. Prior course work in environmental law and/or international law is helpful.Method of evaluation: Take-home exam and weekly logs throughout the semester.