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Spring 2014
5397 Practice of Environmental Law - HESTER- 23713

Professor(s): Tracy Hester (DIRECTOR/SUPERVISOR )

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 5:30p-7:00p  TTH  Location: BLB-3 

Course Outline: This course is, more accurately, an Environmental Law Practicum. It will overview key areas of practice within environmental law such as regulatory counseling and permitting, civil enforcement, criminal liability, private litigation over environmental contamination, policy advocacy, and environmental aspects of commercial transactions. Each lecture topic will be paired with a separate presentation by a guest speaker who practices in that area, and who will provide examples of live projects and cases for class review. These speakers may include the Harris County Attorney (civil enforcement), the Galveston Bay Foundation (permitting), the Harris County District Attorney (criminal), the Audubon Society (policy advocacy) and others.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota= 14
The class will have a short final exam to reinforce class lecture concepts.
NO paper, but grades will include student participation and performance on class projects provided by guest speakers.

Prerequisites: Yes  Students must have already taken Environmental Law or have backgrounds that provide equivalent experience. Students who have not taken Environmental Law must have approval from the instructor before enrolling in the class.

First Day Assignments: First class assignment is listed on the Syllabus webpage.

Final Exam Schedule:      

This course will have:
Exam: Yes. See Course Notes
Paper: No . See Course Notes

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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