Fall 2007 - Corporate Environmental Law
Wilkins, Timothy A
Course ID: 279M Unique # 29075 Credit Hours: 2
3:30 pm - 5:20 pm
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
Corporate Environmental Law is a two credit course addressing the practice of environmental law on behalf of regulated businesses. The course emphasizes the environmental lawyer's role in transactions, compliance counseling, auditing, permitting, administrative enforcement, cleanups, policy, and rulemaking. While the course will necessarily impart some information about the substantive environmental laws that inform this area of practice, the principal goal of the course is to provide an understanding of how businesses operate under our system of environmental agencies, laws, and regulations, highlighting the procedural and practice aspects most relevant to environmental lawyers working with regulated businesses. Prior coursework in environmental law will be helpful but is not required. There will be weekly reading assignments and class discussions. Grading will be based primarily on an in-class final examination.