Spring 2009 - Environmental Litigation
Course ID: 397S Unique # 28790 Credit Hours: 3
3:30 pm - 5:20 pm
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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