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Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance

Elective Course

1 Credit(s)
LAW 595

A significant amount of land owned by the U.S. government is held for the benefit of the general public and must be managed in light of that purpose. Managers of federal public lands must balance a number of competing uses, including 1) preserving environmental, historical, and cultural resources; 2) protecting the environment and public health; and 3) accommodating religious practices.

This course examines the domestic and international laws that govern this delicate balance. Examples of such laws include the Endangered Species Act, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act. Students will also learn negotiation strategies, as the course will use role play and negotiations as a vehicle for learning and applying the substantive law.

This course is taught by Mark Safty