Course Details

Environmental Law

In this course, we will consider various legal regimes governing human relationships with the environment. We begin with longstanding principles of the common law and then expand to consider the major federal statutes that have come to dominate the field. Drawing on principles of ethics, ecology, economics, and the science of risk assessment, we will analyze the regulatory regimes governing air and water pollution, hazardous waste, and toxics. We will study some of the most hot-button issues in the field, including the remediation of hazardous waste sites, informational approaches to regulation, and the enforcement of environmental statutes through citizen suits. We will also learn the practical, problem-solving art of lawyering in this complex and fascinating field. Teaching Method: Class participation, Discussion, Lecture, Readings Evaluation Method: Attendance, Class Participation, Final Exam Course Materials: Required: Percival, Environmental Regulation (ISBN 9780735584624) Supplemental: Percival, Environmental Regulation Statutory Supplement (ISBN 9780735590649)

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 610
Practice Areas: Environmental Law AreaProperty Practice Area
Additional Course Information: Open to First Year Students

Course History


Spring 2014
Title: Environmental Law
Faculty: Barsa, Michael R. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 36


Spring 2013
Title: Environmental Law
Faculty: Barsa, Michael R. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 34


Spring 2012
Title: Environmental Law
Faculty: Barsa, Michael R. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 42