International Environmental Law 2017 Summer

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The world faces critical environmental problems that go beyond the borders of a single nation -- problems like climate change, massive overfishing of the oceans, and a global crisis of biodiversity. Pollution and preservation of natural resources are difficult enough within the boundaries of a single nation. They are far more difficult in the international sphere, where there is no authority that can compel nations to follow rules. This course will provide an introduction to the rules of public international law that govern disputes between nations over pollution and natural resources. The emphasis will be on understanding the fundamental principles of international environmental law (IEL), rather than on the details. However, we will attempt to be realistic about the difficulties posed by the effort to resolve conflicts between sovereign nations over important issues. Each day there will be a case study dealing with an important current issue, such as climate change, destruction of fisheries, or water disputes between neighboring nations. The readings will be based on a paperback book, Dan Bodansky's "The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law." (also available on kindle). Students will select two of the case studies for short position papers.

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The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law
Daniel Bodansky,
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674061798
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price: $18.89
Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.

Instructor: Daniel A. Farber

Units: 1
Meeting Time: MWThF 9:00AM-12:00PM
Meeting Location: TBA

Course Start: July 05, 2017
Course End: July 10, 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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