Environmental Law and Policy

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Environmental Law and Policy
Spring 2023
Taught By: Hilary Semel
Section: A

CRN: 8511

Credits: 3

Since its inception, the interdisciplinary field of environmental law has informed and been informed by environmental policy as it relates to nature, science, and society. As climate change and other issues drive environmental policy development and implementation, it is essential for practicioners to have a strong understanding of enviromental law to addresss these issues equitably and effectively. This course will review key provisions of environmental law and the scientific and social principles upon which such laws were based, and will examine the application of these disciplines to particular issues in environmental and sustainability policy. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with environmental law and to provide practical examples in applying its principles. Although this course will primarily focus on environmental law in the United States, we will draw comparisons to international, tribal and other legal systems that address critical environmental policy issues. Key areas that we will explore are water and air quality, environmental remediation, environmental impact review, environmental justice, green building and infrastructure, renewable energy development, and land use and planning. Students will become familiar with the history of environmental law and will analyze important landmark cases. We will examine the hierarchy and taxonomy of laws and jurisdictions that embody environmental law and policy. Students will then apply their knowledge to hypothetical and real examples with the goal of developing innovation legal solutions for the environmental issues impacting our world today.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:20pm EDT 9/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 002
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023