Fall 2019
5390 Environmental Law - HESTER- 14739

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

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 10:30p-12:00p  MW  Location: 144  BLB

Course Outline: Environmental law plays a pivotal role in protecting our personal health and welfare, guiding economic development and business life, and shielding our most precious natural treasures and resources from misuse or harm. Because it protects such broad and often conflicting purposes, environmental law has evolved from its common law roots into a complex set of federal and state statutory protections, administrative regulatory prohibitions, and often convoluted judicial interpretations. This course will introduce you to the broad field of environmental law and give you a practical sense of the key skills and tools you would need to start handling environmental projects.

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 you experience in real-life negotiations and enforcement situations. I also hope to bring in guest lecturers prominent in environmental law, and we hopefully can schedule a class visit to sites with particular environmental interest (e.g., a refinery or chemical plant, a Superfund site, or a wetlands restoration area).

Course Syllabus: Syllabus. Please note though "2018" appears, the content is current and updated for 2019 (as of 6/27/2019).

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: Percival, et al. (PSML) pp. 1-17, 41-52.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/04 9am-noon  144 TU2    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (5/8/2019 1:52:49 PM)

Special Case

Course Materials: Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy, Eighth Edition, by Robert V. Percival, Christopher H. Schroeder, Alan S. Miller, James P. Leape (2018) (ISBN: 9781454882114)