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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW ENV5105

The goal of Administrative Law is to provide you with a working knowledge of the general principles of administrative law, a general knowledge of the workings of bureaucratic institutions, and an understanding of the critiques of government.

ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH RES7355

Students will enhance their knowledge of traditional and business related legal research sources at both the federal and state levels.  Students will choose a desired practice area and jurisdiction, and, based on selections, students will be assigned a company or an organization as their client.
NO REQUIRED TEXTS

ADVANCED WRITING SEM WRI7301

This seminar is designed to provide students with the opportunity to write an article or policy paper, and is a capstone for students pursuing a certificate or meeting their degree Project/Writing requirement. 

BEST WRI7352

Bar Exam Skills & Tactics ("BEST") is a three-credit course designed to provide students with the analytical, test-taking, writing, and study skills that are critical to students' success on the bar exam.

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION ENV5214

Addresses current legal, policy, and economic incentives and problems in our attempt to mitigate our carbon footprint and reduce greenhouse gasses to a more tolerable level.

CLIMATE CHANGE, EXTINCTION AND ADAPTATION ENV5336

NO REQUIRED BOOKS - ALL REQUIRED MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE LAW ENV5212

Climate change is the environmental issue of the 21st century. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) are at the highest levels they have been in Earth's history. 

CLI9440 EXTERNSHIP

MELP Externships are designed to give students first-hand field experience in the environmental area. The best experiences integrate legal, scientific, policy, and ethical issues.

 

COMMUNICATIONS, ADVOCACY & LEADERSHIP ENV5122 - DEGARMO

This course provides an introduction to the writing and advocacy tools used by advocates. The anticipated outcome of this course is to teach you to use some of the more common tools advocates use in their work, but also to encourage you to consider advocacy in a broader context. 

COMMUNICATIONS, ADVOCACY & LEADERSHIP ENV5122 - STOUT

This course provides an introduction to the writing and advocacy tools used by advocates. The anticipated outcome of this course is to teach you to use some of the more common tools advocates use in their work, but also to encourage you to consider advocacy in a broader context. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICY, ENV 5547

No text required for this course. 

Energy Efficiency Policy covers the systems, policies and legal frameworks enabling energy efficiency to serve as an energy resource. The focus of the couse is on end-use energy efficiecy for electricity and natural gas, how more sercices can be probvioded using the same anout of energy. 

ENERGY REGULATION & THE ENVIRONMENT ENV5228

Builds on the course Energy Law & Policy in a Carbon-Constrained World by exposing students to the legal, economic and structural issues involved in energy regulation and energy markets focusing on electricity. 

ENERGY LAW & POLICY - CARBON ENV5226

The energy industry is both a key to the life that billions seek and our world's most significant source of pollution. Environmental problems are the most important constraint now faced by energy industries. This course examines the key issues in American energy policy (with references to global context), and searches for ways to resolve, or at least ease, the strains that that policy puts upon environmental sustainability.

ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION ADR6415

Explores the range of processes that are used to resolve envionmental disputes with particular emphasis on consentual processes such as negotiation and mediation. Instruction will be based on lectures and disussions of the theory of dispute resolution and environmental law and simulations to practice the skills needed to resolve environmental disputes.  A JD skills class.

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS & MARKETS ENV5220

This course addresses the role of economics in fostering pro-environmental behavior. The role of culture and social norms in promoting social behavior and provide insight with respect to the institutionalized nature of economic theory will be discussed. 
 

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ENV5115

An introduction to the broader categories of protecting human health and the environment to both assess the successes and failures of environmental protection in the U.S. and gain more detailed substantive knowledge of several key statutes.

EVIDENCE LIT7210

Evidence deals with seeking the truth; it examines the process we use to determine the truth at trial, a particularly high-stakes context. The fundamental questions of relevance and reliability advance this goal. 

FIRST AMENDMENT LAW PUB7500

First Amendment Law covers the core issues of First Amendment law: free speech, free press, free exercise of religion, the establishment clause, and freedom of association. 

FRENCH LEGAL SYSTEM INT7410

French Legal System with Gretchen Oldham

JUVENILE JUSTICE AND THE LAW CRI7333

This course will explore the social and historical evolution of the juvenile justice system in the US, including the legal and policy justifications for having a separate system for young people, whether this division continues to make sense today, and the race equity impact and implications. This course will also explore contemporary alternatives to the more traditional juvenile justice responses to include the use of restorative practices.

INTRO TO LAW & POLICY OF AGRICULTURE ENV5108

This survey course brings together American law impacting agriculture and food and explores the traditional divisions between agriculture, food, and environmental regulation.

 

LAW & POLICY OF LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS ENV5479

This course explores state and local policies that impact distribution of food, restaurant regulation, and comparisons of state-level initiatives to bolster local food markets. Students will be exposed to specific skills for small and mid-size producers and entrepreneurs working in the agricultural and food industries. Finally, students will examine the state and local food laws and emerging entrepreneurial trends in food production. THERE ARE NO BOOKS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE.

LEGISLATION & REGULATION SURVEY REQ7186 - STOUT

NO REQUIRED BOOKS - TWO RECOMMENDED

LLM SEMINAR LLM9606

THERE ARE NO REQUIRED TEXTS FOR THIS COURSE. CLICK FOR RECOMMENDED ONLY.

NATIVE AMERICANS & THE LAW DIV7620

Native Americans and the Law will provide an in-depth look at the body of law and policy guiding the federal government’s lengthy relationship with all indigenous Americans, including Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians. 
 

NATURAL RESOURCES LAW ENV5235

Examines the statutes and regulations governing the management of the federal lands and their resources. Considers the historical, political, and ecological influences on the law and management of these resources.

OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT ENV5469

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PURCHASE ANY WRITTEN MATERIALS FOR THIS COURSE - THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE COURSE SITE.

RSJ5122 COMMUNICATION, ADVOCACY, LEADERSHIP MILLER

This course provides an introduction to the writing and advocacy tools used by advocates. The anticipated outcome of this course is to teach you to use some of the more common tools advocates use in their work, but also to encourage you to consider advocacy in a broader context. 

RSJ7115, PRINCIPLES OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

This highly participatory course will explore restorative justice and the ideas that form its foundation, question its strengths and shortcomings, examine restorative practices, and investigate opportunities to put the theory into practice.

RSJ7120 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE ORIGINS

This course covers the evolving definitions and history of restorative justice and related regulatory and relationial practices and approaches.  Students will consider the ways concepts and debates in restorative justice are evolving and being used to tackle some of society's most challanging problems.

RSJ7140, APPLIED CRIMINAL JUSTICE

This course will explore the use of criminal legal systems to address social and environmental harms. Following an introductory section covering the basics of criminal law and procedure, the course will explore conventional and alternative criminal justice applications to address crimes against people including drug and internet offenses, animal abuse, and environmental harms.

RSJ7210 ADVERSITY, TRAUMA & VICTIMIZATION

This course will explore the legal, historical, cultural, and psychological frameworks underlying victim rights policy, as well as best practices for effective victim/survivor engagement across the American criminal justice system. 

RSJ 7230 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE INDIGENOUS

This course will focus on how indigenous people from many countries and cultures respond to conflict and harm. The course will consider how contemporary restorative practices find roots in the approaches from indigenous people.

RSJ7250 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE GLOBAL

This course will consider how other places and countries have adopted and utilized restorative practices to address systemic harm.  The location or locations that form the basis of the semester will depend on the expertise of the professor.

RSJ7260 TRUTH & RECONCILIATION

NO REQUIRED TEXTS

RSJ7280 DRUG POLICY REFORM

This course examines the social, medical, and legal issues associated with drug use in the United States. It analyzes the myriad costs associated with drug misuse and addiction, including both individual (micro) and societal (macro) consequences.

RSJ 7320 NEW APPROACHES TO DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE

This course will address how systems and communities respond to domestic and sexual violence.

RSJ 7330, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN ED INSTITUTIONS

The use of restorative justice (RJ) in education has had a significant social impact in both K-12 schools and higher education. Propelled by the school-to-prision pipeline, racial disproportionality in discipline, and the Me-Too movement, restorative jusitice has moved into the national spotlight as a frame of reference and set of practices for building a safe and healthy civil society. 

RSJ7340 RACE, CRIMES &

This course explores the impact of race on the U.S. criminal legal system and how restorative justice approaches may help address the systemic racism that permeates the system.  Starting with the US Constitution, the course will explore the 13th Amendment, convict leasing, Jim Crow, the War on Drugs, mass incarceration, racial disparities in arrest, prosecution, and sentencing practices.

 

RSJ7342 ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATIVE JUSTICE - PALI

No books required

This three-credit course for Masters and JD students will give participants an opportunity to learn about the application of restorative justice theory and practice to environmental crimes, conflicts, and harms. The course will introduce students to a new and exciting area of application and expand their thinking and knowledge both at the theoretical and practical levels. Students will also be asked to apply the new knowledge to real cases.

 

RSJ7350 ETHICS AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

This course provides a brief review of ethical codes of conduct applicable in various professional disciplines and analyzes the possible tension between modern codes of conduct and a pure restorative approach to harm and conflict. 

RSJ7355 POLICE USE OF FORCE

This course explores the law governing use of force by the police, social implications of police use of force, and remedies provided by criminal law for illegal use of force.

RSJ7360 ADVANCED VICTIM RIGHTS

This course builds upon the foundation of Adversity, Trauma and Victimization to explore deeply the legal interplay between victim rights and the criminal justice system.  Students will engage in detailed analysis of victim rights law 

RSJ7371 YOUTH JUSTICE RE-IMAGINED

This course will engage students in exploring, challenging, and re-imagining the juvenile justice paradigm. We will investigate our current system and ourselves to determine how bias shows up, disproportionately impacting marginalized youth who are trapped within the school-to-prison pipeline. Additionally, we will investigate ways to operationalize the underlying concepts of restorative theory to obtain meaningful justice by acknowledging and addressing unmet communal, familial, and individual need.

SALES BUS6280

NO REQUIRED BOOKS.

 

WATER RESOURCES LAW ENV5245

Water is the planet's most precious natural resource. Deciding how it will be shared among competing demands is one of a society's most challenging questions. Water Resources Law is a review of the law