Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Environmental Justice Seminar

770 | 2.0 credits


This seminar examines the environmental justice movement and the claim that people of color and the poor are disproportionately affected by environmental risks and burdens. The problems and specific examples focus upon the application of environmental law, constitutional claims, civil rights laws and the executive order on environmental justice. Litigation, alternative dispute resolution and emerging collaborative models are compared. Also examined are the particular problems encountered by community residents and activists when attempting to participate in regulatory processes, as well as sovereignty issues presented by Native American tribal governments.