This course compares how legal systems in different countries are responding to environmental justice problems. Specifically, the course 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, and civil rights laws on environmental justice. Also examined are the particular problems encountered by indigenous groups. Issues of comparative environmental justice in the developed and developing worlds will be considered.