Environmental Law and Policy|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
This course will be a fast-moving introduction to the changing landscape of environmental law and policy. The course will first acquaint the students with the differences between legislation, regulation, and common law and then, relying on select readings and lectures as well as case studies, trace environmental law from its early (but still critically important) origins in common law through the sweeping legislative and initiatives of the past 40 years. The course will involve lectures to provide context, careful reading, and full use of the Socratic method. Evaluation will be on the basis of preparation and participation in class, formal examinations, and a final paper and mock proceeding with advocacy or positional briefing.
The course will provide a basis for better understanding environmental laws of the U.S.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [E&ES197 or BIOL197] OR E&ES199
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CES)(ENVS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Percival, Schroeder, Miller and Leape, ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, LAW, SCIENCE, AND POLICY, Sixth Edition, Kluwer Publishers, 2009.
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Students will be expected to provide oral summaries, briefs and advocacy related to assigned readings at every class. There will be two exams during the semester, a final paper, and a mock hearing with a brief.
|Instructor(s): Phillips,Earl W. Times: ....R.. 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 3||FR: X|
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