Foundations of Environmental Law 2017 Summer

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This course provides an overview of the wide variety of U.S. environmental laws that protect the environment and natural resources. We will cover air and water pollution, protection of biodiversity, review of the environmental impacts of governmental decisions, and climate change, among other topics. The focus of the class will be on exploring the wide range of regulatory and policy tools available in environmental law; for example, command-and-control regulation, tradeable emissions permits, and environmental reviews. We will also discuss issues relating to environmental justice, public participation in environmental decisionmaking, and the costs and benefits of environmental regulation. Because the US has historically been a pioneer in environmental law, learning about the US system will give students a deep understanding about the major issues and dilemmas in environmental law. Students who take the class should be able to take the lessons learned from the US context and apply those lessons to legal and policy problems in their home countries.

Instruction will be provided by Berkeley law environmental law faculty. These faculty have a diverse range of expertise in the field of environmental law.

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Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.

Instructor: Eric Biber

Units: 3
Meeting Time: MTuWThF 9:00AM-12:00PM
Meeting Location: TBA

Course Start: June 14, 2017
Course End: June 30, 2017

*Subject to change slightly. For the most current course description and details, see the Summer 2017 Schedule of Classes.


Refund Policy

PLE participants may receive a full refund of the registration fee, minus a $100 cancellation fee per course, by submitting a cancellation request by email to the PLE program administrator at lawcourses@berkeley.edu no later than 30 days before the start of the quarter in which the course occurs. Refunds will not be given if cancellation request is received later than 30 days before the quarter begins. See our Policies page for more details.


Special Offer

If you register for 3 or more courses this summer, you qualify for a $1000 discount on your third course.*

To claim your discount:

  • You register and pay for your first 2 courses
  • You email lawcourses@berkeley.edu with the subject “Course Discount” and a message including your name, the titles of the courses for which you are already registered, and the title of the 3rd course you wish to add
  • We email you a promo code
  • You enter the promo code when you pay for your 3rd course

*This discount only applies to the 3rd course you enroll in during a single summer, it can be used only for the purchase of the 3rd course, and cannot be applied retroactively.

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