Law Intersession: Global Environmental Law - 2224

Law Intersession: Global Environmental Law
Class Term:
Spring Term 2021-2022
Catalog Number:


1 (1 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
International / Comparative
Full Year Course:


Over the last forty years discussions of international environmental law and policy have grown in number and frequency, and treaties addressing the topic have become common. Many of the treaties contain concepts that have now become accepted as commonplace. This course examines the basic objectives, principles, techniques, and content of international environmental law and policy. It starts by examining the main environmental challenges and root causes, and then looks at the role that the global economic system plays in creating and perpetuating the problems. Once a foundation for understanding the genesis of the issues has been laid, various aspects of environmental concern are described, such as hazardous waste, ozone, climate change, carbon emissions, biodiversity, oceans and freshwater resources. Major treaties will be reviewed and discussed.  At the end of the course, students will be expected to know basic principles and issues of international environmental law and policy

This course has been flagged as a distance education course. This means this class is one in which students are separated from the faculty member or each other (other than specially accommodated students) for more than one-third of the instruction and the instruction involves the use of technology to support regular and substantive interaction among students and between the students and the faculty member, either synchronously or asynchronously.

Law Intersession: Global Environmental Law