Int'l Environmental Law



SLN #: 26325
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Abbott

Course Description:
International environmental law has expanded dramatically since 1972. With the increasing attention being given to global climate change and the idea of sustainable development, it is again taking center stage in international relations and increasingly in US policy, with the recent appointment of a national climate coordinator. This course will introduce the history, theory, principles and mechanisms of international environmental law. It will consider how to create and structure legal instruments and procedures that can deal effectively with the challenges of global sustainable development. Since the field is so vast, we will concentrate on two substantive areas: the international law of the atmosphere, including air pollution, the ozone layer and climate change; and the international law of biodiversity, including biodiversity in general, endangered species and habitat protection.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Mid Term or Other Exam: Possible
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, short memos with in-class reports
Participation Points: 10%
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Included in participation points
Online Course Site: Blackboard