Fall 2013
6362 Natural Resources Law - BRAY- 20568

Professor(s): Zachary Bray (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MWLocation: 209 BLB 

Course Outline: Natural Resources Law is the body of legal rules and processes that govern the human use, management, and protection of nature. In this course, we will survey the history of resource acquisition and management as well as current mechanisms for the management, use, and preservation of natural resources, including wildlife, wilderness, rivers, national parks, and energy. Among other issues, we will consider the history, jurisdiction, and authority of land management agencies and various statutes such as the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Federal Land Policy Management Act, to name a few. Throughout our study of these doctrinal issues, we will also consider competing ideas about how and why natural resources should be valued, used, and conserved. The objectives of this course are to teach the substantive law of the subject matter in a comprehensive manner, to consider ethical and professional questions related to the subject matter, and to integrate the subject matter with the analytical and practical skills necessary to the practice of law.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

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First Day Assignments: Casebook 1-28 (read through Note 11, beginning on page 27).

Second assignment: Casebook 36-79.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/16 9am-noon  144 TU2    

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