Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

International Environmental Law & Policy

740E | 2.0 credits


This course discusses emerging environmental and natural resource law issues from an international perspective. The course offers an opportunity to examine diverse legal principles, ranging from interpretations of international treaties to implementation of recent laws and international agreements, affecting efforts to manage, preserve, restore, and protect the environment. Students are exposed to concepts of constitutional law, the formation of public policy, dispute resolution, and international law and custom. Among the topics considered are the application of international and environmental law to the protection of the air and atmosphere, biodiversity, territorial and wildlife resources, and marine and fresh waters.