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Introduction to International Environmental Law

This course provides an overview of the role of law in the management of international environmental problems. Although the entire vast field of International Environmental Law cannot be taught within a week, this course will review the major concepts. It will begin with a historical review of environmental conferences and treaties. Following this introduction, the nature of international organizations and the functioning of international environmental law making will be analyzed. We will then focus on three subjects - oceans, biodiversity and climate change - which are of great current interest. Students will participate in hands-on exercises and simulations in class and will also visit the United Nations.

Open to lawyers, judges, interested professionals, and select students from around the world June 9-13, 2014. Registration for this course is now closed.

Instructor: Amy Mehta (1:00-4:00 pm at the Fred French Building in Manhattan)

[Professor Amy Mehta with summer students, 2013]