International Environmental Law

International Environmental Law

Professor James Salzman
Winter 2018 course
M, T, W, Th 9:00am - 12:15pm in WCC Room B015
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: In Class

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 discussion of the interplay between domestic legislation and international protection efforts.


This course will meet on Thursday only once, on 1/4/18.

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