Sustainable Development Law Survey (LAW 633)

This course introduces students to the role of lawyers in a large-scale Transit Oriented Development project in a deteriorated but improving neighborhood in a large city.  This project demonstrates how lawyers and the law can further developments that lower CO2 emissions by reducing vehicle trips, vehicle miles traveled, car dependency, and the expenditure of resources on parking.  The course explores how the local government can do a better job addressing climate change related issues through planning, regulation, protocols, and incentives.  The role of heightened energy conservation standards, LEED new construction standards, or LEED ND standards, and sea level rise will be addressed.

3 credit hours.

Faculty: Jessica A. Bacher, Adjunct