ENV 310

Environmental Law

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2017-2018 Fall Main campus No

Level: Undergraduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: None

What are the legal mechanisms that affect the human-environment nexus and how do they work? This course begins by considering the historical development of environmental values, policies, and legal frameworks including a discussion of legal theory, economics and the environment, common law roots, various governance structures including approaches to federalism, and environmental justice. Such issues, associated laws and their consequences will be examined in a comparative manner; the U.S., other countries, regional and global contexts will be explicitly included. Case law, major statutes and customary law will inform discussions.