Law 293 - Public Natural Resources Law and Policy


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

Sean Hecht



General Course Description:

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 approach to public lands management.

The course will explore the theoretical and historical underpinnings of laws and policies that affect exploitation and conservation of resources on public lands. We will analyze the conflicting values and interests that underlie policy debates over the management of natural resources, as well as the legal doctrine that attempts to reconcile those competing values and interests. Anticipated topics include laws and policies affecting minerals, freshwater resources, marine resources, wilderness, rangeland, wildlife, and forests. We will also examine and critically assess the roles of various federal agencies in managing public lands, the interplay among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches in governing federal lands, and the roles of the federal and state governments in public land management.

Course Information:


This course is not offered in 2013 - 2014.


Previous Course Offerings:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Sean Hecht 12F 293 LEC 1 TR 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No


Categories: Admin & Govt Reg - Economic & Consumer Regulation; Environmental & Natural Resource; Public Interest Law and Policy - JD Specialization; Real Estate & Property Law;