Science for Environmental Lawyers

Science for Environmental Lawyers

Course Number: LAW 802
Course Credits: 2
This course is designed to help future environmental lawyers achieve the level of scientific literacy required to assess the quality of scientific evidence and think critically about environmental issues. The course guides students through key topics in environmental science, expanding their scientific literacy and helping them connect how scientific knowledge and research applies to, and influences, environmental law and policy. Key science content covered includes ecological systems, biodiversity, genomics, and climate change. The course will be taught in an innovative format that melds online, classroom and experiential learning. There will be a series of two-week content modules, each of which will include asynchronous online discussions, an in-person class on campus during the scheduled class time, and an in-person fieldtrip off of campus on a weekend day. This course is required for LLM in Environmental Law students (no specialization or Global specialization) and recommended for JD students seeking the Environmental Law Certificate.
Environmental Law