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Env Law (LAW-629-001)
Our first class is Monday, August 25, from 7:30 to 10:10 pm. See below for required books and reading for the first class.
An overview of U.S. environmental law, including environmental planning statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act, environmental product regulation statutes such as the Toxic Substances Control Act, 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: (1) a casebook, (2) a statute book, and (3) supplemental materials. Details on each of the three follow. The casebook is Glicksman et al., Environmental Protection Law and Policy, (Hardcover) - ISBN #9780735594302 - Edition: 6th, 2011. The statute book is Selected Environmental Law Statutes, Educational Edition, from Thomson Reuters / Westlaw (West Publishing Company). The current edition is 2014-2015. 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. The photocopied supplemental materials are available from the law school.
First Class Readings
For the first class, quickly read casebook pages 62 - 76. Then, carefully read casebook pages 460-465, 188-189, and 1010-1013, as well as the Supplemental Material pages on the Mead case. Finally, quickly read the Supplemental Material transcripts of Radio Addresses by President Clinton (November 1995) and President Bush (August 2003).