Law 619 - Environmental Justice Law

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

M. Golden-Krasner A. Martinez


General Course Description:

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 course will begin by looking at the history and foundational concepts of environmental justice. We will then explore litigation tools and current litigation strategies used in environmental justice cases. Throughout the semester, student assignments are designed to deepen their grasp of environmental justice, hone their legal skills, and advance their understanding of the real-world practice of environmental justice law.

Key topics to be covered are: the intersection between race and the environment, and class and the environment; the relationship between traditional environmental movements and environmental justice movements; the relationship between science and policy; current litigation strategies and environmental justice policies; the use of natural resource law in environmental justice cases; and, the use of civil rights law for environmental justice concerns. Focus is on U.S. and California law.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Maya Golden-Krasner / Adriano Martinez 14F 619 SEM 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No Per instructor's discretion
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Maya Golden-Krasner / Adriano Martinez 13F 619 SEM 1 R 5:00 PM - 6:50 PM 3.0 No Yes