Faculty at the School of Law
Visiting Associate Professor Jack Tuholske
From its humble and limited origins in the 1960s, environmental litigation is now a widely-recognized legal specialty that crowds the dockets of state and federal courts from a myriad of perspectives. Environmental Litigation will explore citizen-initiated litigation in the field of environmental law. This course will embrace not only traditional citizens suits under major federal environmental laws like the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, but also litigation under the Administrative Procedure Act from both environmental and industry perspectives. The course will examine jurisdictional issues, intervention, fee recovery, declaratory and injunctive relief, and legal and political strategy considerations in federal and Montana court. The course will use both a traditional casebook approach and case studies of current federal and Montana litigation. Students will gain substantive knowledge of one or two federal and/or Montana environmental laws as well.