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UT Law School Classes - Spring 2013

Management of Ocean Ecosystems

Instructor: Nix, D Credits: 3 Course ID: 397S Unique #29835
     Day    Time   Location
   Thursday 2:15 pm - 4:05 pm TNH 3.128
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must have at least 43 credit hours to register.


This seminar will survey the legal issues that surround and shape policies affecting Ocean Ecosystems.  The lecture portion of the course will include analysis of Domestic and International Fisheries Management, Trade in Fish and Fisheries Products, Ocean Dumping and Marine Pollution, the Law of Marine Mammal Conservation, the Endangered Species Act and Marine Species, the Law and Impact of Tourism on Marine Environments, Marine Protected Areas and Coral Reefs, Issues involving Energy Production and Emerging Ocean Uses and a Legal Analysis of Ecosystem Based Management in U.S.  and Ocean Areas.  Students will write and present an original paper focusing on a particular legal issue or policy proposal that directly impacts the Management of the Ocean Ecosystem.

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