Natural Resources Law

Law 239



Rigorous Writing Experience (RWE)



This course examines national and international legal structures affecting the use of natural resources—timber, minerals, water, biodiversity, and fisheries. The course also provides an introduction to the establishment and management of American public lands, including national parks, forests, wilderness, and grazing lands, and recurring disputes over federal versus local control. Class discussions will focus on the competing values underlying natural resource law, from economically productive use to outdoor recreation to preserving the natural world for its own sake.

Environmental Law focuses primarily on pollution control laws but overlaps some with natural resources laws through NEPA and the ESA. Energy Law complements the course by focusing on the use of natural resources for energy production.

Mandatory: None

Suggested pre or corequisite: Administrative Law

J. Monast

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

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