Environmental Law (ENVR)   

 

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Number Name Credit Type Offering

ENVR9602

Current Issues in Energy and Environmental Law

This seminar provides an opportunity to learn about the most pressing issues in energy and environmental law policy in the United States. The seminar will cover issues associated with access to and production of energy resources; security, reliability, and diversity of energy supply; energy technology innovation and deployment; and the environmental regulatory issues associated with energy efficiency and resource conservation. The seminar will also consider questions of trade, subsidies, and tax policy.

Students will have the opportunity to hear from a range of outside experts in environmental and energy law and policy from private practice, government, and public interest organizations. The seminar will be taught from the perspective of a practitioner actively involved in energy and environmental policy debates. The aim is to give students perspective on the future of energy in the United States from a decidedly practical perspective. Students will be expected to complete a research paper addressing a particular topic and to present their findings to the class in a panel format at the end of the seminar.



3

Seminar

in-class

ENVR7610

Current Issues in Energy and Environmental Law

This course provides an opportunity to learn about the most pressing issues in energy and environmental law policy in the United States. The course will begin with a general overview of environmental law and policy and then focus on issues associated with access to and production of energy resources; security, reliability, and diversity of energy supply; energy technology innovation and deployment; and the environmental regulatory issues associated with energy efficiency and resource conservation.  

 

Students will have the opportunity to hear from a range of outside experts in environmental and energy law and policy from private practice, government, and public interest organizations. The course will be taught from the perspective of a practitioner actively involved in energy and environmental policy debates. The aim is to give students perspective on the future of energy in the United States from a decidedly practical perspective.

 



2

Lecture

in-class

ENVR7601

Environmental Law

This course provides a survey of the major federal laws pertaining to protection of all environmental media, including land, air, surface water and groundwater.  It covers the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act ("Superfund") and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (the two "solid waste" programs), the Clean Air Act, and Clean Water Act, including wetlands protection.  The course also covers related government enforcement authorities, environmental auditing, and environmental justice issues.



3

Lecture

in-class

ENVR7609

International Environmental Law and Policy

The course is designed to provide students with practical knowledge that will assist them in serving clients in the increasingly global marketplace. It will emphasize subjects that will be relevant not just for those focusing on environmental law, but to a broad cross-section of legal practices, including litigation, business law, securities law and trade law. In addition to general theory and policy, the course will cover: global climate change, including an analysis of the evolving international greenhouse gas regulatory regimes as well as the anticipated legislation to be enacted by the incoming administration for the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions -- regimes and legislation that are expected to affect a broad cross-section of the global economy and will impact areas of legal practice; the making of international environmental law, including treaties and customary international law principles; the global reach of US environmental laws; international trade and the environment; the role of multinational corporations in the formulation of environmental law and policy at the international level , as well as international corporate environmental standards by multinational corporations; the imposition of global environmental standards on international projects by multinational lenders (e.g. the World Bank and the IFC) and, increasingly, private lenders.



2

Lecture

in-class

ENVR8603

New Jersey Environmental Law

This course studies common law and statutory law in New Jersey regarding environmental protection. Special emphasis is given to water and air pollution, solid waste, noise and toxic substances. Problems of administrative and intergovernmental relations are discussed and preventive as well as remedial aspects are considered.



Recommended: Environmental Law or Hazardous Waste.

2

Lecture

in-class