Environmental Protection Law

Class Information Fall 2020

  • 3 units
  • Class No.: 19835
  • Meets: Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:25 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Exam:
  • Course Description
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Tseming Yang

Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Global Law and Policy

Environmental Protection Law

Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law Certificate (List C)

Course Description:

A comprehensive introduction to environmental law. Emphasis on fundamental common law doctrines and judicial remedies, as well as modern environmental regulatory systems under statutes such as the federal Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other statutes relating to hazardous substances and wastes. Designed to develop the skills and understanding necessary for effective work by the lawyer involved in environmental matters in any capacity.

Class Notes:

A comprehensive introduction to US environmental law. Emphasis on fundamental common law doctrines and judicial remedies, as well as modern environmental regulatory systems under statutes such as the federal Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other statutes relating to hazardous substances and wastes. Designed to develop the skills and understanding necessary for effective work by lawyers involved in environmental matters as generalist practitioner, corporate lawyer, or environmental law specialist.