Environmental Justice



SLN #: 72576
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 013
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Shanker

Course Description:
This seminar will study the law and policy of environmental justice, which has become an important new concept in environmental law and policy. We will review the data analyzing discriminatory impacts of hazardous and polluting activities on minority and low-income communities, seek to understand the possible explanations for those data, and explore potential remedies and their consequences for addressing the disparate impacts. We will also explore the concepts of justice and fairness in environmental law and policy more broadly, including the distribution of environmental risks and benefits across population groups, nations, and generations.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Paper
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None