The goal of this class is to rigorously compare real-life conservation program implementation with the theoretical goals of conservation science. This course is a senior-level offering designed to serve as a capstone class for students enrolled in the Environmental and Biological Conservation Specialization program and will be presented in a seminar format where a theoretical presentation of conservation science within the context is presented. Prerequisite: EVSC 3200 (fund. of Ecology) or BIOL 3020 (Evolution and Ecology)
This course will explore the regulation of land use, with an emphasis on the constitutional and environmental dimensions of land use law. The course will begin with the basic elements of the land development and regulation process, including the basics of planning and zoning. We will also address public ownership and private alternatives to regulation.
Advanced Environmental Law will engage students on complex problems under a broad selection of federal environmental statutes and their state counterparts, including interstate air pollution reduction and trading regimes, management programs for large watersheds and ecosystems, liability schemes for contaminated sites and natural resource damages, and chemical risk assessment and risk management.
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member
This course is the first semester of a yearlong independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
This course is the second semester of a yearlong independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
This is the second semester of a yearlong seminar designed to enhance students' understanding of ethical issues and address the broader ethical and moral responsibilities of the lawyer as citizen and leader.
This seminar introduces students to major figures and frameworks in environmental ethics, including ecocentric and biocentric theories; consequentialism (including economic approaches); rights-based approaches, including environmental justice, the rights of animals, the rights of nature, and the argument among them; virtue ethics; religious perspectives; and relationships among law, philosophy and culture.
This seminar will explore climate change law and policy at the local, state, national and international levels.
This seminar will explore planning techniques and legal issues surrounding protection of landscapes of natural, historical and cultural value and public uses of those landscapes. The seminar will be conducted in coordination with seminars in the Architecture School and the Department of Environmental Sciences.
For doctoral research taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.