Summer 2020 Course Schedule

Climate Change (LAW-851-E001)
William Snape

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:45 PM (W)

Enrolled: 20 / Limit: 22

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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 interdisciplinary 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. The class will also include various simulations, including multilateral negotiations and federal moot courts. Finally, the course will consider whether and to what extent global warming represents a threat to our current social fabric, and will analyze potential solutions or mitigation devices available to lawyers and other policy-makers.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

Introductions: The Science Behind and Multiple Policy Ramifications of Current Global Warming (Wed. May 27)


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