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Env Law (LAW-629-001)

Meets: 07:30 PM - 10:10 PM (M) - Room 100

Enrolled: 34 / Limit: 60


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An overview of U.S. environmental law, including environmental planning statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act, environmental product regulation statutes, pollution abatement statutes such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, and cleanup statutes such as Superfund. Domestic U.S. federal environmental statutes are the particular focus.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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You need three items: a casebook, a statute book, and photocopied supplemental materials, as follows: (1) Casebook: Glicksman, Markell, Buzbee, Mandelker, & Bodansky, Environmental Protection Law and Policy (6th edition, 2011), Wolters Kluwer's Aspen Casebook Series, ISBN 978-0-7355-9430-2. (2) Statute Book: Selected Environmental Law Statutes, Educational Edition, West Publishing Company. The current edition is 2013-2014, ISBN 978-0-314-65843-2. Also, earlier editions beginning with 2002-2003 can also be used; the pagination and layout will be different, but the statutory provisions needed for this course have not changed. (3) Photocopied supplemental materials are available from the law school.

First Class Readings

For the first class, the reading assignment is two-fold, as follows: (1) quickly read casebook pages 62-72, and carefully read casebook pages 460-465, 188-189, and 1010-1013; (2) From the photocopied supplemental materials, quickly read the US EPA organization chart and presidential transcripts and proclamations, and carefully read the material on the Mead case. To "quickly read" something, it is sufficient to browse through it once lightly; to "carefully read" an item, give it your full attention, taking time to absorb it fully.