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271.2 sec. 001 - Biodiversity Law (Fall 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 107
From August 22, 2023
To November 30, 2023

Course Start: August 22, 2023
Course End: November 30, 2023
Class Number: 32168

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 18
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 02/07 02:03 PM

This class provides an overview of biodiversity protection law and policy. We will discuss the history of wildlife law, the US Endangered Species Act (and state analogues), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, the Convention on Biological Diversity and, time permitting, other provisions such as the Clean Water Act's wetlands protection provision and the conservation requirements of the Magnuson Act (the US fishing regulation law). Along the way, we will consider the goals of biodiversity protection; US constitutional limits; procedural choices; the role of science and economics; the use of market-based incentives; climate change and prioritization; and the emerging rights of nature movement. Students will have the option of taking a final exam or writing a paper that satisfies the writing requirement.

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

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  • The Law of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management
    John Copeland Nagle, J. B. Ruhl, Kalyani Robbins
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9780314286611
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: To Be Determined

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