Int'l Environmental Law



SLN #: 78877
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 021
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Bodansky

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 will again take center stage at the 2012 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. 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: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Several written assignments/memos, in lieu of a final exam.
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
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
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