International Environmental Law

Credits: 2.00
Faculty: Stephen Kass

This course will cover some of the major issues, trends and problems in international environmental law, including international air quality control, loss of lands by indigenous peoples, the global trade in hazardous waste, regional approaches to environmental regulation (e.g., the European Union) and protection of endangered species. Emphasis will be given to the emerging global regulatory structure mandated by the 1992 "Earth Summit" and the subsequent creation of the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Students are graded on a final paper and classroom participation.