Mining Law, History & Practice

Class Term: 
Spring Term 2017-2018
Catalog Number: 
Class Number: 
26050
Class Schedule: 
Thursday
4:30 pm
6:20 pm
LAW 118
Professor(s): 
Professor: 
Professor: 
Type: 
Lecture
Credits: 
2
Graduation Requirements: 
"W" Writing
Enrollment Limit: 
12
Grading Details: 

The course will require students to complete 3 short papers, spaced throughout the semester. Each assignment will be focused on a live legal issue in mining law, and will require the student to submit a minimum 5-page paper that provides both an overview of the issue and recommendations for the Commission and Judges. Several representative examples of such legal issues are: the question of tolling in Temporary Reinstatement cases under §105(c) of the Mine Act; the question of when accumulations violations under 30 C.F.R. §75.400 should constitute a “Significant and Substantial” violation; and how the requirements for finding a violation is “flagrant” in §110 of the Act differ from the requirements in a “Significant and Substantial” finding.

All students will be provided the same prompt for each assignment, and will be graded based on their research, writing, and organization.  Each paper will be weighted equally.