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LAWS 3339 Environmental Law: Clean Water Act (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Given recent Supreme Court decisions, the law of clean water may well be the bellwether for the future of all federal environmental protection. This course is important to students interested in gaining experience in working with statutes, regulatory requirements, land use issues and working for or against governmental agencies. The course will cover the history, development, and implementation of the federal Clean Water Act, related provisions, policies and case law and state analogues. It will go beyond classic waste water treatment permitting and enforcement issues to include wetlands, oceanic and overall ecosystem considerations. The course work will include in-class exercises in practical regulatory analysis and client advice, much as would be expected of an associate in a law firm or a staff attorney in an administrative or enforcement agency. Grades will be based upon a final take home exam and class participation.


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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13