Law 591 - Climate Change Law and Policy
J.D. American University Washington College of Law, 2017
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 involved in assessing and reducing the causes of climate change, and adapting to projected impacts. The class will place an emphasis on U.S. policy with some focus on California’s climate policy leadership. Students will have an opportunity to satisfy the S.A.W. requirement through a semester-long research paper, or may choose to be evaluated based on, inter alia, shorter analytical works.
Learning outcomes for the seminar include the ability to:
-understand the range of, and limits of, law and policy tools to address environmental problems that cross jurisdictional and generational boundaries
-understand, assess, and write clearly about the pros and cons of particular federal and state legislative and regulatory proposals in the area of climate change regulation
-be familiar with the role of law and lawyers in public policymaking
|Cara Horowitz / Harjot Kaur||20S||591||SEM 1||W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM||3.0||No||Per instructor's discretion|