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Environmental Law

Full-time Faculty

Sheila Foster Paolo Galizzi  Nicholas Johnson 

The dominant forces in modern environmental law are a series of powerful federal statutes and accompanying regulations that govern air and water pollution and hazardous substances. The operation of these statutes raises a host of administrative law, common law, constitutional law, political, scientific and social questions, and interpretive problems.

Environmental Law introduces students to the regulatory and rule-making process, the parameters of judicial review of agency decision-making, the basic structure of the major federal regulatory statutes (The Clean Air Act, The Clean Water Act, Superfund, The Resource Conservation Recovery Act, The Safe Drinking Water Act, Toxic Substances Control Act), their history, their shortcomings and some of the major legal controversies they have produced. In addition to the introductory course, specialized seminars explore particular statutes and regulatory programs in depth, exploring international and domestic environmental issues, including how environmental justice in shaping new sustainability discourses in ethics, law and policy for the twenty-first century.

Upper Level Survey & Introductory Courses

Upper Level Courses in Specialized Topics

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