University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2017

Course Description
The focus of this 2017 course will be Chiloé Island, Chile, the second largest island in Chile and located in southern Chile in the Los Lagos Region. We will explore its physical geography, culture, legal framework and institutions, and tourism-­-development-­- aquaculture conflicts. In addition, the course will examine different methodologies for diagnosing the site´s socioeconomic, governance, and environmental characteristics. Participants will meet weekly throughout the semester in Miami to discuss background readings and develop a group research field project that course participants will carry out during a Spring Break trip to the research site in Chiloé Island. Upon return to the University of Miami, the class will prepare manuscripts and presentations based on the field data that course participants have collected during the trip.

Course Meetings – Wednesday evenings throughout the Spring Semester from 6:30 to
8:50 p.m. on the Coral Gables Campus.

Travel Dates – 10-­-18 March 2017

Comprehensive Course Fee -­- $550. The fee includes local travel from Puerto Montt to Chiloé, field trips, Chiloé National Park entry fees, room and board in Quelin, Chiloé, and course materials.

Student Expenses – Students are responsable for arranging their travel from Miami to Puerto Montt, Chile on 10 March 2017 and return on 18 March.

Course Schedule

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Method of Evaluation: Research paper
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes:
Co-Listed Course
Special Restrictions: If you are interested in this course, please contact Daniel Suman ( as soon as possible. The course is limited to 12-­-15 persons.
Law Track(s):
Environment & Natural Resources - Specialized
International & Comparative Law - Related
Real Property - Related
Social Justice - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: 305-361-4685
Office: x54685