Introduction to Natural Resources and Environmental Law

Introduction to Natural Resources and Environmental Law

Introduction to Natural Resources and Environmental Law is a 2-credit course designed to introduce students to natural resources law (e.g. water rights, public lands) and environmental law (e.g. pollution control, toxics). The course examines the nature of environmental and natural resource issues, identifies policy options for addressing them, and offers a “sampler” of relevant laws. Class sessions involve considerable discussion of legal and policy questions relating to natural resources and the environment. The course is open to all but is primarily geared towards first-year students, who may benefit from exposure to a field that is heavily statutory and administrative.