Comparative Environmental Law (LAW-813-001)
Assessment:Take-home exam Class participation.
Comparative Environmental Law is the study of foreign domestic environmental law, with a particular emphasis on the legal and policy challenges facing developing countries in light of the experiences and lessons learned in countries with more robust environmental laws, such as the United States or European Union. The course answers the following question: how would you develop an environmental legal and policy framework in a country that is starting today? To answer this question, the course analyzes the underlying policy choices and trade-offs inherent in environmental law, reviews the global trends in environmental law, and studies ‘model’ approaches from different legal regimes. The course should also provide general insights into environmental law-making, here in the United States, in the European Union and in the Global South. The course takes advantage of the students’ diverse experiences from different legal systems and cultures.
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