Environmental Law

An analysis of property as a social institution and particularly of the dynamics of the system for recognizing and protecting competing claims to resources. Major problem areas to be studied include...

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B. Emerson J. Michaels

This course is an introduction to the legal, normative, and organizational principles that undergird the administrative state. We will study the sources of law for agency action and examine the ways...

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C. Goldberg A. Riley

This course provides an overview of federal Indian law through a study of cases and historical and contemporary materials. It covers the basic conflicts among sovereign governments which dominate...

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S. Cummings

This course will consider the source, scope, and limits of local government power. It will consider the relationship of local governments to state and federal government and of the relationship of...

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J. Zasloff

In this course, we will study the legal regulation of the urban environment. Developers, environmentalists, homeowners, interest groups and other political actors are constrained and empowered by a...

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A. Carlson S. Hecht C. Horowitz E. Parson

This introductory course will focus on the variety of legal mechanisms that regulate the environment, including common law doctrines such as nuisance as well as major U.S. federal statutes such as...

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S. Hecht

This course examines the laws that address the legal status and management of public lands and natural resources, as well as the history, theory and legal authority that have shaped our country’s...

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W. Boyd

This course provides an introduction to energy law and regulation in the United States. It covers basic principles of rate regulation and public utilities; the division of jurisdiction between...

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E. Parson

This course examines how society manages-–or fails to manage-–environmental issues that fall beyond the authority or capability of one national government. Class sessions will be divided roughly...

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M. Roberts

UCLA School of Law has established the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy, which has emerged as a thought leader in this new field. The Resnick Center recognizes the important role of food law...

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A. Wang

In coming decades, nearly all of the growth in global pollution emissions is expected to come from developing countries. For example, more than 90 percent of carbon dioxide emissions between 2012...

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S. Hecht

This course will provide an intensive look at California’s approaches to several areas of environmental and natural resources law. California’s environmental regulatory systems raise important...

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This seminar revisits the foundations of American Property law by examining its precepts and some seminal cases in the contexts of conquest and gentrification. More specifically, it explores the...

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S. Hecht C. Horowitz

Global climate change has emerged as the most significant environmental, if not societal, issue of our era. This seminar will explore cutting-edge public policy, legal, and scientific challenges...

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W. Boyd A. Carlson

The course will enroll up to 16 students, from law and other graduate programs, who will each week read the work of a scholar who will present a paper on the topic of either climate change and/or...

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S. Hecht

More than half of the U.S. population lives near a coast, and we rely on coasts and oceans for a variety of important services like food, transportation, recreation, energy, and goods movement. ...

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M. Golden-Krasner A. Martinez

This course will cover the development, theories, and practice of environmental justice law, specifically analyzing the legal and policy tools used by advocates to advance environmental justice. The...

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J. Salzman J. Zasloff

Water law presents a unique mix of federal and state regulatory regimes over a resource that is scarce yet ubiquitous and, of course, essential to life. In this course, we will consider different...

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B. Harris S. Hecht C. Horowitz J. Stein

The course is designed to train students in lawyering by exposing them to actual environmental law cases. Under faculty supervision, students represent environmental and environmental justice...

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B. Kent J. Stein

The California Environmental Legislation and Policy Clinic would expose students to the workings of the California Legislature, and Sacramento in general, and to the unique role attorneys can play in...

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T. Malloy

The acquisition of a going concern raises a host of environmental issues to be resolved and integrated into the larger transaction. It also offers an excellent context in which students can learn...

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T. Malloy

Legal practice in the modern world requires the ability to deal with complex regulatory regimes, including tax, environmental, telecommunications, and others. Thus, the operation of a business raises...

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