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264.1 sec. 001 - Ocean and Coastal Law (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Holly Doremus  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


TuTh 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 19, 2021
To April 30, 2021

Course Start: January 19, 2021
Course End: April 30, 2021
Class Number: 32231

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 12
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

This course will cover the law governing the oceans, from the coastal zone to the high seas, and from the local and state level to the global level. We will briefly cover the historical legal treatment of the oceans and their resources, and the transition from a perception of inexhaustible resources to one of ecological and economic crisis. We will talk about fisheries, shipping, and fossil fuel extraction; about governing coastal development; about the balance between public and private rights; about the federalism structure of ocean and coastal management in the US; about dividing or sharing rights among nations; about the role of science in ocean management; and about efforts to deal with the impacts of warming, rising, and acidifying seas. Students will have the choice of taking a final exam or writing a substantial paper.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class fulfills Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement for all students who elect the paper option.

Students wishing to fulfill the writing requirement must write 30 pages and submit a draft for comment and revision.

Option 2 form needed:

Students who elect to take the final exam will not receive writing requirement credit.

Exam Notes: (TH/P) Take-home examination or paper option: students option
Course Category: Environmental and Energy Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
International and Comparative Law

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  • Rieser and Christie's Ocean and Coastal Law, Cases and Materials
    Alison Rieser and Donna Christie
    Edition: 5th ed., 2020
    Publisher: West Academic
    ISBN: 9781640200975
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $243.00
    Price Source: user provided

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