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271.5 sec. 001 - Environmental Law Writing Seminar (Fall 2023)

Instructor: Holly Doremus  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Robert Donald Infelise  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Th 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 141
From August 24, 2023
To November 30, 2023

Course Start: August 24, 2023
Course End: November 30, 2023

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 02/07 02:03 PM

The Environmental Law Writing Seminar is designed for students who are keenly interested in environmental, land use, natural resources law or energy law, and want to contribute to legal scholarship. It offers an opportunity to produce papers dealing with important opinions and other developments in the field for inclusion in the Ecology Law Quarterly’s Annual Review of Environmental and Natural Resource Law. Working with Professor Doremus and Mr. Infelise during the fall semester, and with an instructor and the ELQ editorial staff during the spring semester, students will improve their writing and research skills while helping to shape the development of the law. J.D. students will bid for topics chosen by the instructors. LLM students will have the opportunity to write a comment on an important topic, with the potential for publication in Ecology Law Quarterly’s online journal, Currents. Students must have previously taken or be concurrently enrolled in Environmental Law and Policy.

Students interested in the course must apply for admission. Applications will be available through the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment. Because this class provides papers for ELQ’s Annual Review, once J.D. students bid on topic, they may not drop the course, and must complete their paper. Students whose papers are accepted for publication for ELQ following the end of the fall semester must enroll in the spring semester Writing Seminar.

J.D. applications will be due sometime in April. Students will be notified shortly thereafter if they have been admitted to the course. LLM applications will be due in July. (This includes spring 2023 start and fall 2023 start LLMs.) After these deadlines pass, late applications will be considered on a rolling basis as space permits.

Law 271 Environmental Law and Policy (must be taken previously or concurrently).

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class fulfills Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement for all students in the course. All students must write 30 pages and complete a draft.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Environmental and Energy Law

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