SMNR: Disaster and Emergency Law

Read the course description below to learn how this course will be taught.

Class Unique: 29660

This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.

Disasters and emergencies can strain the capacities of governments and the resilience of societies. They can exacerbate inequalities but also strengthen feelings of social solidarity. The United States’ legal system has various mechanisms, at federal and state levels, for preventing, preparing for, and responding to disasters and emergencies. This seminar explores those mechanisms, as well as general concerns with the regulation of risk and the differential social impacts of catastrophes. To fulfill the seminar writing requirement, students will write a series of short papers plus a longer final paper. Students will be expected to participate actively in class discussions, including by helping to present certain assigned material in class.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday 4:15 - 6:13 pm ONLINE
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed


  • Disaster Law and Policy, Third Edition - Farber, Daniel A., Chen, James Ming, Verchick, Robert R. M., and Sun, Lisa Grow
      Wolters Kluwer Law & Business , edition: 3
      ISBN: 978-1-4548-6925-2   (required)