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Spring 2020

Course Description
This introductory course introduces main concepts of environmental protection, along with administrative law and judicial review in the environmental arena. After considering the major constitutional hurdles in regulation of environmental law (with a focus on justiciability doctrines), we will examine major federal environmental statutes including the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Endangered Species Act. We will investigate both the emergence of environmental regulation in these areas and the newly evolving remedies for the control of pollution and prevention of environmental degradation.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   TR  9:30 AM-10:50 AM A110

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every other year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Method of Evaluation: Class assignments and final exam.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Co-Listed Course
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Related
Environment & Natural Resources - Basic
Government & Regulation - Specialized
Real Property - Specialized
Social Justice - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
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The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Environmental Law (Area of Focus)   More information
Environmental Law (Concentration)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Environmental Regulation
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Percival Schroeder Miller Leape
    Publisher: Wolter Kluwer
    Edition: 8th edition
    ISBN: 978-1454882114
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: There are 2 readings for the first class. From the Environmental Regulation textbook required for the course, read pages 3-19. Additionally, we will be reading pages 17-31 of Environmental Law and Policy by James Salzman and Barton Thompson. This book is available for free online through the law library website. Go to Look for Quick Links and below, you will see the list for "West Academic Study Aids" You can also try this link directly: From there, I think the easiest may be to just type "Salzman" into the search bar and it should be the first book that comes up. We are reading Environmental Law and Policy (not the Natural Resources Law book). If you have trouble getting this to work, you may need to be on campus or logged in via a proxy server.

    Environmental Regulation (8th ed. 2018) by Percival et al.

    Environmental Law and Policy (5th ed. 2019) by Salzman and Thompson. Available for free through law library website (instructions above).



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