271.2 sec. 001 - Biodiversity Law (Fall 2019)
Instructor: Eric Biber (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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- MTu 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Law 244
From August 19, 2019
To November 26, 2019
Course End: November 26, 2019
Class Number: 32608
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM
This class provides an overview of the most important legal tools in the United States for the protection of biodiversity. The course begins with a short overview of the history of wildlife law in the United States. It then turns to a detailed examination of the most important statute for protecting biodiversity in the United States, the Endangered Species Act. The course wraps up with an overview of habitat protection statutes (particularly wetlands protection under the Clean Water Act), constitutional limits on biodiversity protection, and a glimpse at emerging issues such as climate change and international environmental law. Though the class focuses on the legal structure for protecting biodiversity, it will also explore policy questions such as the role of science and politics in decisionmaking, the meaning and value of biodiversity, and assessments of the success or failure of the ESA. Students will also gain experience with documents and work-product commonly produced in environmental law practice. Students can either take a final or fulfill the writing requirement through the paper option in the class.
This class may fulfill Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement with instructor approval. In order to qualify for Option 2, all students in the class must be writing a paper of 30 or more pages. Those students who wish to use this paper for the writing requirement must get instructor approval and submit their drafts for comment and revision.
Exam Notes: (TH/P) Take-home examination or paper option: students option
Course Category: Environmental and Energy Law
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Required Books are in blue
- Wildlife Law
Publisher: West Academic
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Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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