Environmental Law and Practice

Course Catalog Number: 
5193
Course Credits: 
3
Course Type: 
Lecture
Graduation Requirements: 
"W" Writing
Course Priority: 
General Enrollment Course
Standard Courses

Environmental Law and Practice provides an in-depth evaluation of a single environmental statute, the Clean Water Act, to introduce administrative and regulatory processes, including rulemaking, permit issuance, and enforcement. Written exercises and simulations will emphasize interactions between the three branches of government as well as federal and state governments in developing environmental laws and policy. We will spend a number of classes considering and comparing similar statutory schemes, such as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Clean Air Act.