Natural Resources

SLN #: 46565
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: D02
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Bradshaw

Course Description:
Most of the great open spaces of the western United States - forests, mountains, and deserts - are owned by the federal government in the form of National Forests, National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). These publicly-owned lands are important sources of such commodities as timber, minerals, and oil and natural gas. They are also valued by the public for their natural scenery, recreational opportunities, wildlife, and wilderness qualities. Over the last several decades, these lands have been the scene of controversy and conflict over the environmental effects of logging, mining, livestock grazing, recreation, and other land uses. This course will cover the history of federal public land law, the administration of federal public lands, and the interpretation and application of the major federal laws affecting public land management. In addition to casebook readings and class discussions, each student will work with a small group of other students to prepare a presentation to the class on a topic of current controversy in public land management. This course heavily emphasizes collaboration, group work, and real-world perspectives provided by practitioners. In-class and out-of-class activities require student participation in teams and giving graded oral presentations.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
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.