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Environmental Law in the Supreme Court Seminar
J.D. Seminar 221 | 2 credit hours
This seminar will explore the role of the United States Supreme Court in the shaping of the nation's environmental and natural resources laws. Students will review and discuss some of the most significant Supreme Court rulings and Justices, beginning with the nation's early years and extending to current times and issues now before the Court. The seminar will also examine the role of advocacy before the Court in environmental cases. Readings will include legal scholarship on the Court's environmental law precedent, the Court's opinions, and in-depth examination of the briefs and oral arguments in significant environmental law Supreme Court cases.
Recommended: The survey environmental law class is recommended but not a prerequisite for the seminar.
This seminar will meet twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the following dates, 1:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m., except where noted: Tuesday, January 18; Tuesday, February 15; Tuesday, March 1; Tuesday, March 15; Thursday, March 17; Tuesday, March 22; Tuesday, March 29; Thursday, March 31; Tuesday, April 5; Thursday, April 7; Tuesday, April 12; Tuesday, April 19; Thursday, April 21; Tuesday, April 26; and Thursday, April 28 (1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. only). Note: This course requires a paper. J.D. students must register for the 3-credit section of the course if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the J.D. Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement. The paper requirements of the 2 credit section will not fulfill the J.D. Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement. Note: LL.M. Students need the permission of the Graduate Programs Office to enroll in this seminar. (Limit 2).