Law-5723 International Environmental Law: 3 hours
This course applies the principles of international law to international environmental problems, and also considers environmental law treaties. While topics include acid rain, ozone layer depletion, radioactive fallout, hazardous waste disposal, toxic pollutants, and population growth, the focus of the course currently is global climate issues. Students will do a paper rather than a final. Students who wish to take the course for 3 credit hours will write two papers. Students taking the 2-hour seminar will write a 25-30 page paper on climate issues. Students who choose the 3-hour seminar will write a 25-30 page paper on climate issues and a shorter paper of approximately 13-15 pages on a related topic. Students will have the opportunity to have their work included in a chapter on energy and environmental issues related to climate change.
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