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LAW639 Environmental Law

Course Description

This course will focus on the following: the impact of pollution upon water, soil, air and food supply sources; the benefits and burdens of environmental protection; environmental civil rights policy concerns; the role of race and poverty in environmental decision-making; discrimination in environmental protection; and the environmental justice movement. The course also covers sustainability concepts, including energy conservation and natural resources management, with the goal of developing a personal and professional environmental ethic discussed in the international context.