Professor Michael Pappas will be offering an innovative new course “Climate Change: Emerging Issues” in Spring 2017. The course will be offered primarily in online format in collaboration with Pace Law School’s Environmental Law Program. Professor Pappas and Professor Jason Czarnezki of Pace Law School will co-teach the class, which will be open to both Maryland and Pace students. Each class meeting will also include a different guest environmental law expert, who will present research on an emerging climate change topic.
Climate Change is the most pressing environmental issue of our time. With crosscutting implications including energy policy, pollution control, land-use planning, natural resource management, community adaptation, agriculture, and disaster response, it is a crucial consideration for current law and policy. With this new course, the students, professors, and guests will discuss these important topics, building a multi-faceted understanding of the latest and most important climate change matters.