Spring 2016 Course Schedule

Adv Env Law (LAW-844-001)
Breen

Meets: 07:30 PM - 10:10 PM (M) - Room Y115

Enrolled: 14 / Limit: 25

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Focuses on advanced issues in liability under U.S. statutory environmental law, particularly advanced issues in Superfund, and an extensive survey of common law issues of environmental torts. In addition, the course surveys issues of environmental federalism, including commerce clause and choice of law issues arising in environmental cases.

Description

The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check here to determine if books are currently available for purchase at the AU Campus Store. (1) LAW OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND TOXIC TORTS: Madden and Boston 3rd Ed. 2005- Required. (ISBN 9780314156075.) (2) SELECTED ENVIRONMENTAL LAW STATUTES, EDUCATION EDITION: Thomson Reuters/ Westlaw 2015-2016 Ed. 2015. Required. (ISBN 978-1-62810-080-8.) Earlier editions are also fine, as far back as 2002-2003. Do not use anything older than 2002-2003.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

The first class is Monday, January 11, from 7:30 to 10:10 pm. Read the following for the first class: 1. Casebook pp. 621 through 635. 2. CERCLA sec. 107(a) - (c), and 101(20)(A). 3. the follow items from the Supplemental Material (Supp. Mat.): a. Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway v. U.S. (we are reading just a portion of this decision at this point in the course: Majority opinion pp. 1-13, 20; and dissent pp. 1-4) b. US v. Fleet Factors c. 40 CFR 300.1100 (scan this regulation quickly; you do not need to study it carefully as we will highlight key points in class) d. Kelley v. US EPA (the dissent can be read quickly; you need only read the majority opinion carefully) e. EPA / DOJ Policy on CERCLA Enforcement Against Lenders f. CERCLA sec. 101(20)(E),(F), and (G), and sec. 107(n), all added to the statute in 1996.