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UT Law School Classes - Spring 2008

Environmental Litigation

Instructor: Civins, J Credits: 3 Course ID: 397S Unique #29190
     Day    Time   Location
   Monday 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm TNH 3.129
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
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Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must have at least 43 credit hours to register.

Description
This seminar focuses on different types of environmental litigation, including:  permit hearings and appeals; enforcement hearings and litigation; rule-making and appeals; citizen suits; Superfund litigation; toxic tort litigation; and commercial litigation involving environmental issues.  The purpose of the course is to provide practical guidance on litigation aspects of a substantive environmental practice.  The course will address procedural as well as substantive issues and public policy considerations.  Grading will be based primarily on a 30-page term paper, on a topic selected by the student in consultation with the instructor.  For the first ten weeks, there will be weekly reading assignments and class discussions; in the remaining sessions, students will present their draft papers.  Prior experience or class work in environmental law is helpful, but not a prerequisite.

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