ENVI 307(F) Environmental Law (Same as Political Science 317)

In the past twenty years, environmental law has emerged as an important aspect of how we govern the use of public and private property. This course introduces students to the study of law from the perspective of a litigator and legislator, and takes up both the common law of nuisance, which is the foundation for environmental governance in the Anglo-American tradition, and an array of statutory law, which has profound implications for our ideas about property and how we put those ideas into practice. In our society, and increasingly around the world, these ideas are central to civil order and to our efforts to maintain a balance between our individual wishes and our commitment to our communities. Format: lecture/discussion. Prerequisites: Political Science 201 and Environmental Studies 101. No enrollment limit (expected: 20). This course satisfies the "Environmental Policy" requirement for the Environmental Studies concentration.