Natural Resources Law

Broadly speaking, there are two sides to environmental law: pollution control and management of resources. This class is about the latter. Water resources, energy reserves, wildlife, and wetlands are all examples of natural resources subject to management regimes. This course explores the laws, administrative structures, and policies that govern how, how much, and by whom such resources may be used. Moreover, not only will we study the doctrines that apply to these kinds of resources, but we will also rely extensively on interactive case studies that place students in the role of resource users and managers that grapple with these issues.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course