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LAWS 8118 Environmental Legal Research (Fall: 2 )


Course Description

This course is designed as an in-depth look at the legal resources and research techniques used in the practice of environmental law. Strong emphasis on administrative law and the rulemaking process, legislative history, and government documents. Course will also review basic case law and statutory research. Students are exposed to strategies for using these materials competently, effectively, and economically in the research process to enable them to develop research skills necessary to be a successful environmental lawyer. Ungraded exercises allow students to track their progress in learning the materials. Class is completed in the first two-thirds of the semester so that students are able to apply knowledge gained in this class to more easily and effectively research papers for other classes and to journal work.


Instructor(s): Joan Shear

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 28-Feb-17