Law 165 - Introduction to Environmental Law Practice and Regulatory Lawyering
Sean B. Hecht
Evan Frankel Professor of Policy and Practice
Co-Director, UCLA Law Environmental Law Clinic
J.D. University of Michigan, 1995
This course will introduce students to the roles lawyers play in addressing environmental challenges in the U.S. Based on readings and short problem exercises covering case studies, students will explore federal and California environmental laws, focusing on the ways various stakeholders participate in regulatory processes, influence the outcomes of those processes, and obtain review from courts when they disagree with the outcomes. Students will learn basic concepts in statutory and regulatory law, and will use these concepts to analyze how our laws operate to protect (or fail to protect) public health and the environment. Students will write short reaction papers (one to two pages) reflecting on the reading assignment for each class session, and may be asked to provide short written answers to problem-based exercises.