Law 361 - Environmental Policy and Politics


Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

Timothy Malloy



General Course Description:

This course examines the theoretical underpinnings and politics of several major types of regulatory policy, as well as the practical issues involved in implementing and enforcing each.  We will explore the selection and impact of regulatory forms from a variety of  disciplines and viewpoints.  In particular, we will focus on traditional command and control regulation (including self-executing performance standards and permitting), market-based regulation (such as emissions trading), remediation, and emerging regulatory approaches such as prevention-based regulation and management-based regulation. 

With regard to the theory underpinning the selected policies and the politics that drive them, students will engage in readings and directed discussions.  The course is also focused on how the policies operate “on the ground,” and thus also adopts a problem-based
approach.  In a series of four “labs” students will engage in simulated scenarios providing working experience of these varied policies in a variety of settings. The scenarios will include:  (1) air emissions trading; (2) hazardous waste site remediation; (3) information
disclosure; and (4) approval of a new chemical for commercial use. 

Prerequisites.  This course has no prerequisites.  The course is open to graduate students and law students, as well as senior undergraduates only with the permission of the instructor only.

The class will meet for two hours twice a week for ten weeks during the campus’ winter quarter (totaling 2200 minutes or 3 credit hours for law students.)

Course Information:


This course is not offered in 2013 - 2014.


Previous Course Offerings:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Timothy Malloy 13S 361 LEC 1 TR 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 3.0 No No
  Law 361 starts Jan. 10 through March 14, 2013.


Categories: Admin & Govt Reg - Economic & Consumer Regulation; Con Law, Govt, & Public Policy; Environmental & Natural Resource; Interdisciplinary & Cross-Listed Courses;