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Spring 2020
LAW350  A  MARINE ECOLOGY & LAW SEMINAR

Course Description
This two credit course is intended to introduce students to the legal concepts of marine environmental law and protection and how it relates to the field of maritime law in this rapidly evolving area. The course will be taught by a practicing maritime attorney and will employ a case study approach. The course will examine current U.S., Florida and, to a lesser degree, international marine environmental law and address such practical concerns as prosecuting and defending pollution or accident claims and liability for environmental damage, pollution and clean-up costs. Concepts in diverse bodies of law: maritime, tort, criminal, insurance, international and administrative, will be presented and discussed when relevant to particular marine environmental issues. This course is appropriate for both 2L and 3L and graduate students (LL.M.) with an interest in environmental or maritime law.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   M  9:00 AM-10:50 AM F302

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Admiralty - Related
Environment & Natural Resources - Specialized
Real Property - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Environmental Law (Area of Focus)   More information
Environmental Law (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
No  
Additional Materials:
Course materials will be distributed in-class or via emails by the Professor.  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Please review the attached syllabus and law review article. Be prepared to discuss the article in class on Monday, January 13th.

    Material:
    There is no required textbook for this course. Reading materials will be distributed in class or via email.
      

    ECO SYLLAB 2020.pdf
    REMEDIES IN ADMIRALTY -1.pdf

 
Professor(s)

KARCHER, MICHAEL


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: mrkarcher@aol.com