International Environmental Law   [Archived Catalog]
2015-2016 School of Law Bulletin (Archived Copy)

LAWS 666 - International Environmental Law

Credits: 2/3

Environmental concerns transcend national borders, but present distinctly different issues to differing groups of countries in an area where soft law predominates. This course looks at the nature of the international law process in the area (with its limited number of treaty and substantive law principles), economic perspectives on natural resource usage, state sovereignty and abiding tensions between industrialized and developing countries concerning pollution problems (beyond prohibitions, to technology transfer and the who pays question). Since established law is minimal, this course examines the public international law framework for international environmental law de lege ferenda .

Prerequisites: None

Note: Satisfies the Perspective Course requirement. Students may elect to satisfy the writing requirement with instructor's permission. An overnight out-of-town field trip may be required.

Basis of Grade: Final examination and tutorials or paper

Form of Grade: Letter Grade