Environmental Policy, Politics, and Practice

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Course Type:
Simulation Course
Course Priority:
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Graduation Requirements:
Upper-Level Writing
Experiential Learning
Full Year Course:

Course Description

In many areas of law, the daily practice is not black-letter analysis and trial practice, but interdisciplinary collaboration and policy development. This is particularly true of environmental law, which combines legal issues in the common law, statutory frameworks, administrative law, private governance, constitutional law, and other legal areas along with scientific understanding, public communications, political persuasion, and ethics. Focusing on environmental issues, this course will provide students with a chance to explore interdisciplinary policy practice through an open-ended semester-long simulation. The simulation is paired with a regular discussion to consider a variety of issues in environmental law and policy.