Global Environmental JusticeSLN #: 96896
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 035
Credit Hours: 2
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Environmental Justice (EJ) “is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” Often environmental harms fall heavily on racial minorities, low-income, and indigenous communities. Globally, developing economies bear a large brunt of environmental harm and climate change occasioned by various factors. The course investigates the basis of unequal distribution of environmental goods and harms domestically and globally and why it matters. Using case studies and relevant law, this course takes a comparative look at the disparate impacts of fossil fuel exploration, government regulation, and corporate activity on different population segments, domestically and globally. This course also analyzes the various bases for these disparate impacts and looks for just and fair solutions grounded in law, policy, or practice. Students are expected to discuss current environmental justice initiatives and their efficacy in fixing domestic and global environmental justice issues. Students will make presentations and write a final paper on any current environmental justice issue.
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
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.
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Teaching Method: In Person
* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.