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Environmental Survey (LAW 856)

Environmental law has become an integral part of most law practices in the United States today.  This course provides an introduction to the framework of the major federal environmental statutes and how the lawyer encounters them in practice (the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and laws on solid and hazardous materials and wastes).  Throughout the course, problems of professional responsibility are integrated into consideration of the substance of each Statute.  This course provides the generalist with a solid understanding of the legislative, administrative and judicial system of environmental law today.  It is required for the Certificate in Environmental Law. It is recommended that students take Environmental Skills and Practice before registering for Environmental Survey.

3 credit hours.

Faculty: David N. Cassuto, Karl S. Coplan