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Summer 2 2011 - 94750 - PA188G - Topics in Global Policy Studies

Climate Change Law & Policy

Instructor(s): Gholz, Eugene
Unique Number: 94750
Day & Time: MTWThF
Room: TNH
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Section Description

This course will be taught as a short course and tentatively scheduled the week of 7/25 through 7/29.  Exact times and location to be announced.

PA 188G Climate Change Law and Policy is an intensive introduction to international and national debates on the appropriate responses to global warming. The course will include some scientific and economic background on the problem, but it will focus on policy analysis and how key actors ñ including government organizations, private companies, and non-governmental advocacy organizations ñ affect outcomes through the political and legal processes. The course will review the most recent legislative efforts and judicial litigation both in the U.S. and in other countries, and it will provide a better understanding of the rationales for the international, national and state mechanisms adopted to face this major problem. The course is intended for students who hope to work for major law firms with international clients, multilateral organizations, government agencies, politicians, multinational corporations, or international NGOs.