SMNR: Disaster and Emergency Law
- Semester: Spring 2021
- Course ID: 397S
- Credit Hours: 3
- Course Type: Seminar
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Not Allowed
- Upperclass-only elective
|TUE||4:15 - 6:13 pm||ONLINE|
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.