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Environmental Law


Law 241

3

Upper-Level

None

No

Yes

Focuses on the law of federal pollution control - the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the solid waste/hazardous waste statutes, as well as some laws governing federal agency interaction with the environment, such as NEPA. Emphasis is on mastering difficult legislation, on overarching regulatory theory, and on such practical skills as negotiating/dealing with regulators and litigating citizen suits.


Natural Resource Law covers such federal programs as the Endangered Species Act and public lands legislation. Ocean/Coastal generally covers all law related to environmental issues involving the coast and sea (including pollution-control measures covering wetlands and ocean dumping). Environmental Law, in contrast, does not have a specific geographical focus, but generally covers federal pollution control by the Environmental Protection Agency (and occasionally other federal agencies).

Environmental Law is a prerequisite for Environmental Law Practice.


Mandatory: None.

Recommended: Administrative Law


V. Flatt, M. Savasta-Kennedy

Fall
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