Environmental Law

Professor: 
Orts
School: 
PennLaw
Department: 
LAW
Course Code: 
634
Topic: 
Policy

This course focuses on the substance and process of environmental law in the US. Students will become familiar with the basic structure of federal environmental law and regulation to prepare them for legal counseling and advocacy, as well as to be able to engage in policy evaluation and design of environmental law. The course will cover key federal environmental statutes and selected EPA regulations and will focus on the major legal and policy issues underlying environmental statutes, as well as legal methods of statutory interpretation.