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Fall 2014
6221 Environmental Enforcement - HESTER- 25188

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

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  TH  Location: 121  TUII

Course Outline: This course will focus on how agencies and courts enforce environmental laws and the critical role that enforcement plays in assuring compliance and protecting the environment. We will review the principles of civil and criminal liability under environmental laws, assess ways to design effective environmental regulations, examine how federal and state agencies use these tools, and craft techniques to help clients minimize their potential liability. Our examination will center on practical strategies to manage these liabilities particularly in regard to CERCLA, RCRA and the Clean Water Act. This course will use a combination of lectures, class discussions, in-class exercises and sample problems, and case studies. We will use role-playing exercises to give students experience in real-life enforcement negotiations and prosecutions.


Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: This is an LL.M class, and JD students may register, if space is available.   

Prerequisites:  None, but Environmental Law is recommended.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take home EXAM      

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (3/21/2014 10:32:07 AM)

No book required for this course

Course Materials: Course materials will be available on course website (Address TBD).