Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Environmental Law

552 | 3.0 credits


This course examines the major federal environmental laws as implemented by the states in partnership with the federal government, including the regulation of hazardous waste and toxic substances, air pollution, waste pollution, and endangered species. There is a particular focus upon how the regulatory process responds to legal, scientific, technical and moral complexities within a multi-stakeholder context. Contemporary issues such as market mechanisms, devolution of authority to local levels and environmental justice are also discussed, along with an examination of environmental litigation and alternative dispute resolution.