CERCLA Law and Policy
About This Class
This course provides an overview of the federal and state laws and policies that govern the disposal of hazardous waste, with a focus on the provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act known as CERCLA. The course will also touch on related topics including brownfields redevelopment and other federal and state hazardous waste laws. Students will become familiar with CERCLA through reading case law and examining relevant statutes and regulations. The course will also include writing assignments and role-play assignments in the classroom. CERCLA Law and Policy is a specialized environmental law course and also assumes some knowledge of administrative and corporate law. Taking Environmental Law is encouraged but not a prerequisite.
Method of Evaluation: Writing Assignments, Class Participation and In-Class Examination