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Fall 2021 Seminar

Wildlife Law

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This is a survey course on Wildlife Law with an emphasis on the federal laws that are intended to protect wildlife.Topics addressed include the history of federal and state wildlife regulation with a particular focus on the principal federal statutes that regulate human interactions with wildlife, including such statutes as the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. The course also addresses the constitutional underpinnings of federal wildlife regulation and current controversies regarding the scope of federal wildlife protection laws.