Wilderness Law and Policy

SLN #: 46566
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: D03
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Carter

Course Description:
This course proceeds in three parts. First, we will examine the American philosophical traditions that argue for protecting certain public lands from further human development. Second, we will study the major federal “wilderness protection” statutes: the 1908 Antiquities Act, the 1916 National Park Service Organic Act, and the 1964 Wilderness Act. An important case study here will involve the ongoing litigation involving the designation (and reduction in area) of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah. Finally, we will examine the critiques and limitations of the American wilderness tradition and proposals to reorient wilderness protection to a focus on biological diversity.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Take-home final essay
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.