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264.1 sec. 001 - Ocean and Coastal Law (Spring 2023)

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


TuTh 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
Location: Law 134
From January 10, 2023
To April 20, 2023

Course Start: January 10, 2023
Course End: April 20, 2023
Class Number: 32587

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 31
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 32
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM

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 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.

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
Exam Length: 3.5 hours
Course Category: Environmental and Energy Law

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