Comparative Environmental Law - Brazil LAW 715A

This course compares the environmental laws of the United States and Brazil.  It will meet once a week at the Pace Law campus, during which time we will study the respective environmental regimes of the United States and Brazil.  The course aims to build students' capacity to assess the environmental laws of both countries and to consider national policies concerning environmental quality.  The last third of the class will take place in Brazil.  We will travel to Rio de Janeiro as well as several other regions of Brazil, where we will continue classes as well as attend seminars conducted by prominent scholars and attorneys in Brazil.  Students also participate in field trips to the fragile yet crucial ecosystems of Brazil.  This course requires students to write a research paper comparing some aspect of the environmental laws in both Brazil and the United States.

2 credit hours.

Faculty: David N. Cassuto