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272.2A sec. 001 - Environmental Justice in Practice (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Veronica Sue Eady  
Instructor: Suma Peesapati  
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


W 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 12
From January 12, 2022
To February 23, 2022

Course Start: January 12, 2022
Course End: February 23, 2022
Class Number: 32088
This course is open to 1Ls.

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 14
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

This course is designed to introduce students to environmental justice as a social movement to improve the conditions of vulnerable communities in their lived environments. The course will primarily focus on practical environmental concepts by using case studies to investigate racial and economic disparities in the distribution of environmental benefits and burdens. The course will engage students in activities that will help them develop practical tools, which they can apply broadly across other social movements and areas of legal practice.

Suma Peesapati is the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's inaugural Environmental Justice and Community Engagement Officer. Before that, she was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019 to serve as Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement at the California Environmental Protection Agency. She has more than twenty years of experience practicing law in the private, nonprofit and public sectors, specializing in environmental law and environmental justice.

Veronica Eady is Senior Deputy Executive Officer for Policy and Equity at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, where is responsible for all policy and equity work. She has held several teaching positions, including at Stanford Law School, Fordham Law School, and Vermont Law School. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California, and her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Environmental and Energy Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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