368.01 Natural Resources Law and Policy

The law of how we use nature - timber, mining, bioversity, fisheries, water rights, and agriculture. Also an introduction to the historical and constitutional geography of American public lands: the national parks, forests, wilderness system, and grazing lands, and disputes over federal versus local control of these. There is special attention to the historical and political origins of our competing ideas of how nature matters and what we should do with it, from economically productive use to outdoor recreation to preserving the natural world for its own sake. Attention also to the complicated interplay of science and law.

Spring 2017

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Final Exam, option
Research paper option, 25+ pages
Jedediah Purdy
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.368.01.Sp17
Email list: LAW.368.01.Sp17@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Areas of Practice