This interdisciplinary seminar, which is being taught jointly by the Law School and the School of Public Policy, College Park, compares how legal systems in different countries are responding to environmental problems. We'll examine the legal and political factors that may explain differences in policy responses. We'll explore how the common law, civil law and socialist legal traditions have influenced the development of environmental law and policy. We'll compare the different roles played by government agencies, the judiciary, and citizen groups in the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental policy. Issues of comparative environmental justice in the developed and developing worlds also will be considered. Each student will prepare a research paper on a topic selected in consultation with the professor, and may be used to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.
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|559B (CRN: 23131) Credits: 3|
Spring, 2013 (Day).
|559B (CRN: ) Credits: 3|
Spring, 2014 (Day).