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International Environmental Law

Winter 2015 Course
Meets: W, Th, F 1:00pm - 4:30pm
2 classroom credits

This course explores the economic, political, and legal concepts relevant to international efforts to promote environmental protection. After laying a foundation in the nature of international law, institutions and the challenges of sustainable development, the course addresses concrete regimes designed to deal with specific international environmental problems, such as ozone depletion, marine pollution, fisheries depletion, biodiversity loss and, of course, climate change, among others. The course focuses principally on the dynamic of treaties, negotiations, and state and non-state actors on the international plane, with some discussion of the interplay between domestic legislation and international protection efforts.

Subject Areas: Environmental Law , International, Comparative & Foreign Law .