Natural Resources Law

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Fall 2012 Course
Meets: T 1:00pm - 3:00pm in WCC Room 3016
2 classroom credits

This course is a survey course on Natural Resources Law. Topics covered include Wildlife and Biodiversity, Living Marine Resources, Rangelands, Forest Lands, Protected Lands, Minerals, Forests, and Energy Resources. Special attention will be paid to issues of Natural Resource Management on American Indian Lands. The course also addresses state responsibilities for natural resources management (focusing on the public trust doctrine) and issues raised by regulation of natural resources on private lands (focusing on constitutional takings doctrine). The casebook is Klein, Cheever, & Birdsong, Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases (2009 Aspen Publishers).

Subject Areas: Environmental Law , Regulatory Law .