Course Information

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Area of Study & Practice

  • Environmental Law
  • Gov't Regulation & Administrative Practice
  • International, Transnational, and Comparative Law
  • Property and Real Estate Transactions
  • Public Policy

International Environmental Law

This course provides a general introduction to international environmental law and policy. We will begin by exploring the economic, political, and legal concepts relevant to international environmental treaty regimes. We will then apply these concepts to concrete regimes designed to deal with specific international environmental problems, such as transboundary air pollution, atmospheric pollution, marine pollution, fisheries depletion, and biodiversity and habitat loss. The course focuses principally on the dynamic of treaties, negotiations, and state and non-state actors on the international plane, and much less on domestic legislation.

Grades will be awarded on the basis of class participation and a final exam.

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.