Summer 2020 Course Schedule

Environmental Justice (LAW-795AE-E001)
Amanda Leiter

Meets: 02:00 PM - 04:20 PM (MTuWThF)

Enrolled: 16 / Limit: 22

Administrator Access


All summer 2020 classes will be taught online. Classes may have a combination of live sessions and asynchronous materials/assignments. The block of time listed here will be the maximum amount of live session meeting time expected of you and may be decreased to the extent of asynchronous material added.


This course will pursue a broader conception of justice by acknowledging that climate change is one of the most difficult challenges faced by contemporary societies, especially low-income and communities of color who bear a disproportionate environmental burden. Further it will addresses future political and environmental impacts stemming from climate change. The course will include units on: (1) public health disparities stemming from the disproportionate siting of locally-unwanted land uses in poor neighborhoods of color; (2) access to natural resources and basic public services, including clean water, wastewater disposal, and open space; (3) tools in climate justice advocacy, and (5) environmental justice issues in climate change policy.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

Not available at this time.