Environmental Law

This course offers an introductory survey of major pollution-control statutes. After discussing the theoretical foundations of environmental regulation and the political dynamics that influence its design, we will cover the basic framework of four key federal laws: the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (commonly known as "Superfund"); and the National Environmental Policy Act.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final Exam.