Environmental Law

Professor: 
Cary Coglianese
School: 
PennLaw
Department: 
LAW
Course Code: 
634
Topic: 
Policy

Much law governing the modern administrative state has developed in response to disputes over environmental law. This course uses federal environmental law as a vehicle for understanding how to analyze statutes and navigate the regulatory process. Students will learn core principles of administrative law, master methods of statutory interpretation, and understand better how law responds to social and economic concerns. Along the way, they will also become familiar with the basic structure of federal environmental law and regulation, so students interested in this area of legal practice will gain a solid grounding in key federal environmental statutes and regulations. All students will come away with experience using the analytic skills and legal concepts they will encounter in virtually every area of practice in today’s regulatory state. Classroom attendance and preparation is expected. There will be an in-class exam. This course fulfills the law school’s regulatory law requirement and 1Ls receive priority in enrollment.