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Global Warming Law & Policy (LAW-851-001)
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This course examines the most important environmental issue of our day. It focuses on the science of climate change, the U.S. domestic response and international efforts to curb greenhouse pollution. While knowledge of environmental law is not mandatory as a prerequisite, statutory and administrative interpretation of various U.S. laws will be a central component of the course. The class will also include various simulations, particularly at the multilateral level. Finally, the course will consider whether and to what extent global warming represents a threat to our current social fabric, as well as potential solutions or mitigation devices.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Wold et al., Climate Change and the Law, Lexis Nexis (2009).
First Class Readings
Main text, pp. 1-43
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