Courses 2014 - 2015
LAW A 545 International Environmental Law
Credits: 3-4, Max 4
Examination of the role of international law in addressing regional and global environmental problems such as acid rain, marine pollution, depletion of the ozone layer, global warming, and deforestation. Use of case studies to examine basic concepts, principles, and mechanisms of international environmental law. Focus on such questions as: Why do states agree to international environmental norms? What functions do these norms serve and what legal mechanisms facilitate their development and implementation? Why are some norms more effective than others? Law A574 International Law (or an equivalent course in public international law) and A527 Environmental Law: Pollution Control are recommended.