Environmental Law IIEnvironmental Law II provides an in-depth look into environmental risk assessment and management, which is becoming a crucial and growing area of environmental law. Some of the issues covered in the course, including CERCLA, have special relevance to the region. The course begins with a look at the underlying philosophical and policy choices of the current methodology used to determine risk. Students will then continue with an examination of several environmental statutes, including: TSCA, FIFRA, RCRA and CERCLA. Following completion of the course, students should be familiar with the unique issues associated with risk assessment/management and toxics/waste disposal, as well as the policy and philosophical underpinnings of this area of law.
The course will be taught using a seminar format. A student’s final grade will be based on in-class participation and a research paper. Students may complete the advanced writing requirement through this course.