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Spring 2009 - Environmental Litigation

Civins, Jeff

Course ID: 397S  Unique # 28790  Credit Hours: 3
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   Monday 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm JON 4.201C
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

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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