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Environmental Skills & Practice (CWA) (LAW 857)

Using a single statute, the Clean Water Act, as a sample, this foundational course introduces the student to interpreting and working with complex statutes and regulations.  Through a series of exercises and simulations, it explores basic administrative and regulatory processes, such as rule making, permit issuance and enforcement.  It explores how the three branches of government, in both federal and state governments, interact to develop environmental laws and policy and the role of lawyers in that process. This course is required for the Certificate in Environmental Law and is also a prerequisite for participation in the Environmental Litigation Clinic.

4 credit hours.

Faculty: Karl S. Coplan