This course provides an opportunity for upper-division students with an interest in wildlife law issues to delve into the subject matter through an interdisciplinary approach.The course will address the major topics in wildlife law at all levels of government, including state, federal, international and tribal, as well as overarching issues such as biodiversity protection and climate change. In addition, the scientific aspects
of wildlife management will be examined, from biological and ecological perspectives.
Assessment will be based on a drafting project and class participation. The drafting project can be in the form of model legislation or regulation, legislative testimony in support of pending federal or state legislation or rulemaking, comments on proposed species listing or de-listings, amicus briefings, or other option as agreed to by the instructor; plus a supporting research paper; and presentation of the project and paper.