Supreme Court and Environmental Law

Supreme Court and Environmental Law

Professor Richard Lazarus
Fall 2014 seminar
T 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 5048
2 classroom credits

This seminar will explore the role of the United States Supreme Court in the shaping of the nation's environmental and natural resources laws. Students will review and discuss some of the most significant Supreme Court rulings and Justices, beginning with the nation's early years and extending to current times and issues now before the Court. The seminar will also examine the role of advocacy before the Court in environmental cases. Readings will include legal scholarship on the Court's environmental law precedent, the Court's opinions, and in-depth examination of the briefs and oral arguments in significant environmental law Supreme Court cases.

Subject Areas: Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Environmental Law