Environmental Law: Toxics

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
THU 10:30 - 11:45 am TNH 2.137
FRI 10:30 - 11:45 am TNH 2.140

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Floating (administered by Faculty Assistant)


Same as LAW 341L, Topic: Environmental Law: Toxics.

This 3 credit course examines the regulation of toxic substances in both the common law and federal regulations. The course focuses on the federal regulatory programs governing different types of toxics problems. These programs include: a) statutes regulating toxic products (the Occupational Safety and Health Act; the Safe Drinking Water Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act; the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act; and the Consumer Protection Act); b) statutes regulating the continuous release of pollutants through normal operations (the Occupational Safety and Health Act; and the Clean Air and Water Acts); and c) statutes regulating waste disposal (the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund)). The course then explores the enforcement of these regulatory programs, including the use of citizen suits and environmental justice claims. The course concludes with an examination of the vital role that state law and tort litigation play in the shadow of these extensive federal regulatory programs. The basis of evaluation will be a 24 hour, open book examination. Prerequisite: None

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

The Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes, Cases and Materials *
Applegate, John, Laitos, Jan, Gaba, Jeffrey, and Sachs, Noah
West Academic , edition: 3
ISBN: 978-1-63460-344-7


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