Natural Resources

Fall 2011 Natural Resources Law Class at UB

Course Description August 30, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Owley @ 2:14 pm

L-545 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW – NATURAL RESOURCES

– Jessica Owley
3 credits

This course provides an overview of the laws aimed at managing and preserving natural resources and biodiversity through a variety of private, regulatory, informational, and public land-management mechanisms. Students will examine statutes, regulations, and other mechanisms governing the management of the federal lands and their resources. Students will consider the historical, political, and ecological influences on the law and management of these resources. This course will introduce the agencies with jurisdiction over the components of the federal estate and environmental regulation. Through this lens, students will strengthen their understanding of administrative law, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. The course also covers regulation of natural resources—including land, water, and biodiversity—on state, tribal, and private land.

There will be approximately 30 pages of reading for each class. Class requirements include attending, being prepared for and participating in class, and participating in an online discussion group. There will be three writing assignments during the semester. There is no final exam for this class.

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