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Fall 2012
5390 Environmental Law - PATEL- 34470

Professor(s): Snehal Patel (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 7:30p-9:00p  MW  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: Environmental Law is a sweeping survey course that will cover the historical common law roots and the complex set of statutes and regulations governing the environmental regulatory landscape today. The course will provide you with a broad-based knowledge of the pivotal environmental laws, regulations, case law, and policies; as well as some of the emerging topics in the area. This course will endeavor to give you a practical sense of the key skills and tools that are needed in the practice of environmental law including exposing the student to related scientific and engineering concepts; and applications of the statutes to real-life cases and enforcement situations. The course will also cover recurring administrative law issues and processes that underlie the field of environmental law.
This course will use a combination of lectures (including the opportunity to meet with and hear from guest lecturers prominent in the environmental field), class discussions, and case studies.

Outline (pdf)

Course Syllabus: Syllabus - Revised 09-10-2012 (pdf)

Course Notes: Professor is Snehal Patel.  


First Day Assignments: Monday August 27
Introduction: Foundations of Environmental Law/Economic Approaches to Environmental Law
Textbook: Percival, et al. (PSML) pp. 1-14 (to end of first paragraph), 26-38, 49-60. Be prepared to discuss ANWR problem exercise on page 53.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/15 9am-noon  240 TU2    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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